Corey Piasecki is a Regional Planner for the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council. Prior to joining the Highlands Council staff, Corey worked with Regional Plan Association (RPA) where he assisted in master planning efforts, community visioning and sustainability planning throughout the tri-state region. In addition, he managed installation of an innovative bio-swale project in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York to capture pollutant-laden runoff from an elevated highway.
Corey’s experience also includes work with the New Jersey Office of Smart Growth (OSG) where he was a planner, primarily responsible for assisting municipalities, groups of municipalities and regional groups in Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties with developing and implementing plans and strategies. He also served as the Office liaison to the New Jersey Highlands Council and coordinated Transfer of Development Rights Programs in Hopewell Township (Cumberland), Frankford Township (Sussex) and Mansfield Township (Burlington). Corey’s work at OSG also involved generating official comments on planning documents including comments on the Highlands Draft Regional Master Plan; coordinating planning activities with the State Development and Redevelopment Plan and Plan Endorsement for participating municipalities in Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties; and reviewing, approving and commenting on areas in need of redevelopment and redevelopment plans.
Corey has a B.S. in Environmental Planning from Plymouth State University and has received a Masters of City and Regional Planning degree from the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University.