Our Team

Serving 8-member counties, our dedicated team of 3 includes:

JEN GREGORY Executive Director
Office: (607)724-1327 ext 204
GEORGE BASILAWater Quality Program Coordinator
Office: (607)724-1327 ext 203
Office: (607)724-1327 ext 201

Southern Tier 8

Southern Tier 8 is a regional planning agency that offers leadership support and technical assistance in project development, grant writing, program administration, geospatial and data analysis, with considerations for natural resources across the region.

Southern Tier 8 was established in 1968 as a special purpose local government unit under Articles 5G and 12B of New York State’s General Municipal Law. It operates under joint resolution of the legislative bodies of our member counties: Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Tioga and Tompkins.

Our Leadership

Our experienced board is comprised of 23 members, including many long-standing contributors:

Broome County
Frank Evangelisti–10yrs
Joseph Mihalko
Richard Balles

Chenango County
Robert Jeffrey, Chair
Shane Butler
Lindsey Lefevre

Cortland County
Beau Harbin, Vice-Chair
Dan Dineen–20yrs
Brian Tobin

Delaware County
Tom Axtell, 5yrs
Shelly Johnson-Bennett
Evan Bowker

Otsego County
Karen Sullivan
Jody Zakrevsky

Schoharie County
Alicia Terry
Shane Nickle, 9 years
Julie Pacatte

Tioga County
Ed Hollenbeck, 7yrs
Elaine Jardine–20yrs
Brittany Woodburn

Tompkins County
Katie Borgella
Anna Kelles
Heather McDaniel

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