Michon Trent Bio
For 17 years, Michon Trent has contributed her time and talent to building stronger coalitions with Baldwin and Mobile Counties agencies. She has been an active member in children’s policy initiatives, helping to push for licensure of and higher standards in childcare agencies while fighting for access to free preschool for children statewide.
She worked to re-open the Baldwin County Boys and Girls Clubs and has advocated for people experiencing homelessness along the Gulf Coast. Through this work, Michon created a yearlong work group and hosted a homeless summit highlighting positive results. Michon also organized a roundtable discussion to address the continued needs of the homeless community.
A mother of two, Michon is a connector, and she is willing to share her expertise when needed. She is also a thought partner to those working to solve complex community problems by putting together people who would not normally interact to share creative solutions.
Michon has served in many community leadership roles, including service on the statewide boards of Alabama Humanities Foundation as Chairman, Chair of Fund Development of Voices for Alabama’s Children’s, and on the local boards of Bank On South Alabama, Distinguished Young Women, United Way Women’s Initiative, and Mobile Community Action, Inc., Homeless Coalition Alabama Gulf Coast Continuum of Care and has served on the boards of Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama, Providence Hospital Foundation, Family Promise and Historic Mobile Preservation Society. She also served on the board of Family Promise and was a church coordinator for five years.
Her education supports her career path as Michon graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work from Azusa Pacific University and a master’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California at Los Angeles. She attended Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Fundraising School and is certified as a School Social Work Professional.