White House Author
Executive Director One Morgan County
Brenda Zion is the 4th generation member of her family to call Morgan County home. She has a background in psychology, organizational leadership, adult literacy, nonprofit management and immigration law and maintains a State of Colorado Literacy Instruction Authorization and Board of Immigration Appeals Accreditation. Brenda has been with OneMorgan County—an immigrant integration-focused nonprofit organization serving Morgan County and the northeast region of Colorado—since 2008. She lead the organization as it transitioned from a grant-funded program under Morgan Community College to an independent nonprofit. Under her leadership OneMorgan County’s immigrant integration work has been recognized with Group Publishing’s Community Service Award in the area of Civic Community Services, Fort Morgan Police Department’s Citizen Citation for Meritorious Service, the Fort Morgan Area Chamber of Commerce 2011 Citizen of the Year award, a US Department of State Certificate of Appreciation and Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains Distinguished Community Partner of the Year Award 2012. Brenda believes in the benefit of cohesive communities, the effectiveness of collaboration, the strength of servant leadership, the advantage of bridging social capital and the power of synergy.