F. Steven Kirk, President and CEO


Steve is incorporator and owner of DBS Planning Consultants, Inc. His skills include comprehensive and strategic planning, project development, grant writing, and program implementation for all facets of community and economic development. He has coordinated projects with community boards, public officials, and principals of private organizations.  He has a highly successful performance record in project planning, funding acquisition and implementation.


He researches, plans and prepares financing applications for a multitude of projects, and coordinates professional services and program administration for clients to assure timely and successful project completion.  His experience also includes completion and review of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Review Records, as well as requisite GEIS and EIS preparation to comply with SEQRA and NEPA regulations.  He also has extensive experience with community outreach, fostering citizen participation in local initiatives, and conducting public hearings.


Mr. Kirk currently works with villages, towns, and cities in upstate New York. Steve's twenty plus years of experience has given him a keen awareness of regional and local community and economic issues.


Prior to incorporating DBS Planning Consultants, Inc., Mr. Kirk served as the Director of Grants Administration and Planning for Kestner Engineers, P.C., in Troy New York, and was a City Planner for the City of Utica. 


Steve received a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Design and Planning through SUNY at Buffalo and completed graduate studies in Management Systems from SUNY at Binghamton. He is also a member of the New York State Rural Housing Coalition.  In 1999, Steve was named as a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Upstate New York Chapter of the NFL Alumni.