Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce that Founding Member Brett D. Payton, Esq. has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Global Refugee Center, Inc., a non-profit committed to improving the quality of life for refugees and assisting them in achieving self-sufficiency. The program was established in 2008 by five members of the East African community to help acclimate refugee newcomers into their everyday living in the United States. In 2011, the Global Refugee Center was able to provide leadership and skill development for newcomers from over 20 different countries. The center has expanded its services to provide citizenship classes, GED testing, employment assistance, healthcare referrals, and advocacy for refugees.
Mr. Payton expressed, “Being on this Board will allow me to offer my guidance in fulfilling the non-profit’s mission with maximum efficiency and impact for all those involved.”
Mr. Payton received his law degree from Southwestern University and his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University. He received his license to practice law in 2003 and is admitted to practice in North Dakota, California and Colorado. He is a past recipient of the Frank Henderson Award for Professionalism from the Weld County Bar Association, and previously served as an At-large Commissioner on the City of Greeley Planning Commission.