In May 2009, Governor Janice Brewer appointed Michael Trailor director of the Arizona Department of Housing. Prior to his appointment, he served as principal and urban development specialist with Vanguard City Home in Scottsdale, where he developed multiple residential and retail projects.
Michael also owned and managed MDT Holdings, served as the Arizona division president of Centex Homes and owned and managed Gold Key Development Company. He is a former president/life director of the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona, former chairman of its Multi-Family Housing Council and a former member of the Governor’s Growing Smarter Oversight Council.
During his tenure as director of the Arizona Department of Housing, Michael has increased staff capacity and improved policies and procedures to replicate best practices. He has targeted department resources to assist the most vulnerable populations in the state with housing and community revitalization, as well as joined other community leaders in ending homelessness and building more sustainable communities and more options for adults with special needs. Mike is an active member of the First Place® AZ advisory board.