Michael C. Burns


Michael C. Burns comes to us from St. Patrick Center, where he served the agency as the Manager of Housing/Compliance.

He holds an MA in Real Estate Management from Webster University, a BA in Speech Communications from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and current coursework toward an MA in Nonprofit Administration from Lindenwood University. 

Michael grew up in The Ville, and is a lifelong City of St. Louis resident.  Michael has over 10 years of service in not-for-profit management in housing, healthcare, and education.  Michael has received the Open Door Award from the St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council and an Appreciation Award from St. Louis Job Corps, among other volunteer, board, and community awards from his years of community leadership and involvement.  He is currently on the Board of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, serves on their Head Start and Education Committees, and is a member of the St. Louis Metro Housing Task Force.  

Michael is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State Missouri & Illinois. He started his career in the real estate industry in 1984 as the Office Manager at Deloris C. Campbell Real Estate Company. In 1988, he accepted the position of property manager at the St. Clair County Housing Authority.  After 18 years, Michael retired from the Housing Authority as Area Supervisor and accepted the position of Executive Director of the Downtown Children’s Center and the Nestle Purina Child Development Center.  During his tenure, the Downtown Children’s Center moved into a new $1.8 Million state-of-the-art child development center in 2009. 

During his career in the industry, Michael has volunteered as a tester for the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council by completing investigations in rental properties, mortgage companies, banks, new home construction sites and jewelry stores throughout metropolitan St. Louis.