Philip H. Wheeler, FAICP

Phil’s distinguished career is characterized by a continual pursuit of innovation. His work with the Rochester Olmsted County Planning Department on growth management, GIS, and environmental protection pushed the boundaries of current practice, responded to critical challenges in his community, and has directly informed other communities. He has worked diligently to address key social and equity concerns, generating valuable data to assess these issues along with typical planning topics, advancing community-wide inclusionary policies, and partnering with advocacy organizations to address critical needs. He has contributed to peer-reviewed articles and has won awards for community service, GIS, and community needs assessment. Inducted 2014.