CVNM Board Director

Gill Sorg is a retired public servant who has dedicated his career to addressing the climate crisis and income inequality. Born and raised in Hastings, Minnesota, he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Winona State University. After teaching science at St. Augustine School, he joined the Peace Corps, teaching science in Ghana. He went on to receive a Master of Science in Biology at the University of North Dakota. 

Gill has a deep understanding of the farming and ranching community, working on his family ranch and farm in Wolf Point, Montana. There, he managed the raising of cattle, and grew hay, alfalfa and grains. He moved to New Mexico in 1998 as a consultant for growing alfalfa seed. Over the course of his career, he has served in many roles deeply committed to wildlife and environmental protection, including conducting nesting and raptor surveys in Colorado, and threatened and endangered plant and animal species work at Fort Bliss, U.S. Airforce, and McConnell Air Force Base. Gill also worked on the Mexican Spotted Owl project in the Gila National Forest for two seasons. 

Gill served three terms as a Las Cruces City Councilor from 2007-2021, where he fought to increase the local minimum wage, make affordable housing more accessible, and invest in greener technology for the city to address the climate crisis. He also currently serves as chairman of the Paseo del Norte Watershed Council, and is a member of the state Outdoor New Mexico board. He also currently serves as a Supervisor with the Dona Ana County Soil and Water Conservation District. Gill lives in Las Cruces with his wife, Christine.