Gary Korb works as Regional Planning Educator for the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC). Previously, he served in that capacity in a joint assignment with the University of Wisconsin Extension from 1981 into 2013. He has spent most of his career working on planning education, land use, water resources, and environmental issues with SEWRPC, where his responsibilities also included public participation in transportation planning and environmental justice. His work was broad – – from teaching youth about lakes and streams, to conducting opinion surveys with local governments planning for their future. He continues to create educational resources that equip local leaders and citizens to better understand, become involved, and act wisely regarding both conservation of resources and development options. Korb has been an Extension Natural Resources Agent, Water Quality Coordinator, and chair of his Administrative Unit as well as several statewide associations of UW-Extension professionals.
Korb holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Science, with an emphasis in environmental education and a Bachelors Degree in Conservation Biology – both from the UW System. He worked as a professional planner in northeastern Wisconsin for several years beginning in the late 1970s before joining UW-Extension and SEWRPC.
He has held various Board positions in the Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Storm Water and Coastal Management. Korb remains active in the International Soil and Water Conservation Society and has served as President of the Wisconsin Chapter, wherein he currently serves as a Wisconsin Council representative for the Southeast Area of the State.