Topeka's Top "20 Under 40" Trey George
Photo by Nathan Ham
Trey is responsible for all activities related to the non-profit side of the Topeka Housing Authority, including expanding and redeveloping its public housing properties. He is the primary liaison with the Pine Ridge Partnership, an innovative partnership between Topeka Housing Authority, Topeka Public Schools, the United Way of Greater Topeka and countless volunteers and donors. The Pine Ridge Partnership is helping to transform a neighborhood into a community and making a lasting and meaningful difference in the lives of the families they serve.
Trey focuses on maintaining and strengthening this collaboration, as well as identifying new and viable options for expansion. He has served as chairman of Safe Streets Coalition since 2014. He is a Rotary Foundation board member and is involved in the Hi-Crest Housing Coalition, the Affordable Housing Task Force created by Mayor Wolgast.
Trey serves as Chief Aquapon for E3 Aquaponics, a program created as a way to incorporate youth of the Pine Ridge into their community. The youth in the neighborhood participate in the facility as part of the Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC) curriculum at Highland Park High School.
Trey is married to Alicia George.
“Trey will stop at nothing to help families. From getting washers and dryers installed for a mom who could not wash her children’s school clothes, to finding housing for families who don’t even qualify for housing assistance, to mentoring and developing a strong relationship with a little boy who really needed guidance, Trey makes it all happen.” —Shanna MacKenzie, Sheldon CDC Head Start