Wilf Sommerkorn

Wilf Sommerkorn is the Director of Regional Planning and Transportation for Salt Lake County. He was Salt Lake City Planning Director from 2008 to 2014. Prior to that, Wilf was Director of the Davis County Community & Economic Development Department for 14 years. He was a planner in various positions with that Department since 1981. Wilf has also served as the Community Development Director for Centerville City, and as an adjunct professor of urban planning at the University of Utah, where he has taught a class in The Politics of Planning, something every planner should know! Wilf has served as Legislative Chair for the Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association since 1990, where he has had a role in writing the state codes regarding land use. He was President of the APA Utah Chapter from 1986 to 1988. Wilf holds a BS in Physical Geography and Geology from the University of Utah, and an MS in Urban Planning from the University of Tennessee.