Kerry Wedel

Senior Associate for Public and Environmental Policy

phone: (785) 845-5776


B.S. Kansas State University, 1980 Master of Landscape Architecture, Kansas State University, 1982


Kerry Wedel has been professionally engaged in developing and implementing environmental policies and programs for over 30 years, focused primarily in water-related natural resource management. Much of his work has involved the application of stakeholder-driven consensus-based planning processes that engage diverse interest groups in the development of policies and programs to address natural resource issues.

Following graduation from Kansas State University in 1982, Kerry began his career working for a nonprofit environmental organization in Kansas before going to work for the Kansas Water Office as a water resource planner and manager. In 1998, he left Kansas to serve as the inaugural director of the Center for Watershed Stewardship at The Pennsylvania State University. He later returned to Kansas state government to manage natural resource programs for multiple state agencies. After leaving state government in 2011, he worked for a tribal government in Northeast Kansas as a watershed program coordinator.

Kerry lives in Topeka, Kansas. His work with the Great Plains Consensus Council focuses on facilitating consensus-based processes, with special expertise in environmental and water issues.

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