Philip Street is Director of Planning at the New York State Tug Hill Commission, a state agency that provides planning services, economic and community development assistance and other types of technical assistance to 62 rural town and village governments and five multi-community councils of governments in the upstate New York area between Lake Ontario and the Adirondacks.
is responsible for the planning services program which includes assisting communities with the preparation of comprehensive plans and development regulations, assistance with project reviews, and the training of local officials.
Philip has a Masters of Regional Planning from Pennsylvania State University, and has completed his Masters of Public Administration course work at Pennsylvania State's Institute of Public Administration.
He is a charter member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
An important aspect of the NYS Tug Hill Commission
program is encouraging communities to work cooperatively on planning and community development issues.
has assisted in the development of numerous multi-community planning and regulatory programs involving various combinations of multi-town or town/village arrangements.
also developed the planning and administrative procedures for the implementation of the Tug Hill Reserve Act by the Cooperative Tug Hill Council
, a 15-town council of governments in the core of Tug Hill, an effort to protect special areas from development by state and local government agencies.