Talmadge W. Fair

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Mr. Talmadge W. Fair "is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Greater Miami, Inc. A powerful voice in the effort to improve his community, he has worked for the Urban League since September 1963. Fair has served as an adjunct professor at the Atlanta University School of Social Work, Bethune Cookman College, Florida International University, and the National Urban League's Whitney M. Young, Jr., Center for Urban Leadership...

"Fair's 100-plus service and recognition awards include: Family Christian Agency of America (FCAA) Presidential Excalibur Award; The Greater Miami Region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews Community Service Award, 1995; Phillip Morris Companies, Inc. Community Service Award, 1992; The National Network for Social Work Managers, Inc., 1989 Award; Exemplar Award for Exemplary Leadership as a Change Agent, Coalition Builder, Creative Activist Award; and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award. He is also listed in "Who's Who Among Black Americans."

Fair is also a recipient of the State of Florida's Outstanding Citizen Award for his commitment to the Sunshine State. Fair is co-founder, with Governor Jeb Bush, of the Liberty Center Charter School, the first charter school organized in the state of Florida..." [1]

  • Member, Florida State Board of Education
  • Floridians for School Choice Board of Directors
  • Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) Board of Directors
  • Governor's Equity in Education Task Force
  • Governor's Mansion Foundation Board of Directors
  • Performing Arts Community Trust (PACT) Board of Directors & Executive Committee
  • Efficacy Institute Board of Directors
  • Center for Immigration Studies Board of Directors
  • South Florida Annenberg Foundation Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust Board of Directors
  • Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Hope VI Community Advisory Committee

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  1. Talmadge W. Fair, Board of Education, accessed September 19, 2008.