Gordon Walker

Gordon D. Walker, Director of Utah’s Division of Housing and Community Development, has extensive experience in private business and real estate development.  He served as Deputy Under-Secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the Reagan administration. He holds an undergraduate degree is in economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.  Mr. Walker is the author of many articles and four books on real estate finance, land development and taxation.   


Mr. Walker is the national President of the Council of State Community Development Agencies (COSCDA), an organization representing all fifty states on policy matters with the federal government.  He serves as Chairman of the Permanent Community Impact Fund Board and provides counsel to the state’s Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund Board and the Utah State Homeless Coordinating Committee.  


Separate from his responsibility with the state, he is a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission of Cottonwood Heights, Utah.  He also serves as Governor of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Utah.