MEET NANCY BARR
Nancy Barr was born in Queens, New York in 1960 and grew up in Stony Brook, Long Island.
Nancy earned her Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University in 1983. After graduation she worked for the American Kennel Club in their Education and Public Affairs department. Nancy Barr later attended Yale Law School, volunteering in the Yale Law Immigration Clinic. She also spent a summer at the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) Children’s Rights Project.
After obtaining her law degree, Nancy joined the law firm Milbank Tweed Hadley and McCloy in New York City as a Trusts and Estates attorney.
Nancy married her childhood friend Tom Kratochvil in 1987. They moved to Rye Brook in 1996 to raise their family. Their two children, Zachary and Leah, both graduated from the Blind Brook schools.
In her two decades in Westchester County, Nancy has demonstrated a clear and consistent commitment to investing in our community. From her days as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, to her participation in Project Prevention, she has tirelessly worked to improve the lives of others.
From 2009-2015, Nancy was a member of the Blind Brook Board of Education, including terms as Vice President and President. During her tenure, she negotiated union contracts and oversaw yearly budgets of approximately $40 million. When Signature Flight took the Town of Rye to court to claim tax exemption—which would have cost local taxpayers millions of dollars—Nancy worked with representatives from the Village, Town and County to stop the action.
Currently the Vice President of the Council of Community Services, Nancy was instrumental in organizing the senior citizen oral history project at the Rye Brook and Port Chester senior centers. She also serves on the Facilities Committee for the Blind Brook School District. She is a member of the Rye Brook Airport Advisory Council and a founding member of WE PERSIST, a local social action group. And for over ten years, Nancy has been coordinating meals for the St. Peter’s Church Soup Kitchen in Port Chester.
Nancy earned her black belt from Bruce Chung Tae Kwon Do in Harrison at the age of 50. Recently, at the age of 57, she became a Bat Mitzvah. Nancy enjoys yoga, crossword puzzles and spending time with family and friends.