A graduate of the Class of 1980, Tracy Todd Hunter has been a consummate contributor to the communities of Patchogue-Medford, Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York State and beyond, as an arts administrator, diversity and inclusion facilitator, culture bearer, and advocate for artists of every discipline. Tracy’s own creative endeavors include writing, drawing, photography, jewelry making, event planning, interior design and astrology. His combination of passion, determination and generosity has earned him positions on the Greater Patchogue Cultural Heritage Committee, the Town of Brookhaven Black History Commission, the Brookhaven branch of the NAACP, the Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center Advisory Board, and the Suffolk County Sheriffs Community Advisory Board. Since 2011 Tracy has been a leader and member of Patchogue’s Artspace organization, whose mission is to create, foster, and preserve affordable and sustainable space for artists and arts organizations.
Tracy is also the pioneer and curator of multiple Black History and Hispanic Heritage Month
exhibits throughout Long Island, as well as exhibitions to celebrate Women’s History Month,
the Juneteenth observance, a children’s art and holiday show and many others. He created the “Of Colors Celebration” Committee, consisting of artists and community leaders dedicated to honoring artists for their contributions to their communites. Honorees with Patchogue-Medford connections have included Tracy’s great friend, the hip-hop superstar and fellow Pat-Med alumnus Biz Markie (Marcel Theo Hall) who passed away in 2021, and Tracy’s fellow Pat-Med Hal of Fame inductee Franc D’Ambrosio.
Tracy has been honored with proclamations and awards by the U.S. Congress, the New York
State Senate, Suffolk County Legislature, Brookhaven Town Council and the Village of
Patchogue. Now the honor is ours.