Burlington Associates in Community Development
Michael Brown, Partner, has over 30 years of experience in community development, housing development, advocacy, and organizational development – particularly with community land trusts and other shared-equity strategies. Prior to becoming a Partner in Burlington Associates, he served as the first Executive Director of the Woodland Community Land Trust in Clairfield, Tennessee, one of the first CLTs operating in the United States, the Associate Director of the Institute for Community Economics and the founding Executive Director of the Housing Coalition in St. Cloud, Minnesota. In the past 15 years, he has logged lots of miles on the road, providing on-site technical assistance to establish and build the capacity of new and existing CLTs – services ranging from feasibility analysis and business planning to program implementation and evaluation – and to build support for CLTs from the public and private sectors.