David Payne

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David Payne

Board Member | Winchester Place

David has lived in Johnson county since 1961 and currently resides in Greenwood with his wife of 28 years, Garnet Vaughan. David served the citizens of Greenwood as a police officer for 29 years, retiring in 2005. During that time, he served in every leadership role including Assistant Chief of Police. David and Garnet started their business, Winchester Place, a special event facility, in 1998 and continue operating it today. 

Through the years, David has volunteered his time and talent to several organizations giving him diverse non-profit experience from education to social service to government and business advocacy.

  • Greenwood High School Partners in Education
    • Past Board President
  • Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce
    • Current Member
    • Past Board Director
    • Member Business Advocacy Council – Past Chair
    • Active Volunteer – Golf Outing, Taste of the Southside
  • City of Greenwood Comprehensive Plan Committee
    • Transportation Committee Chair
  • Greenwood/White River Township Merger Committee
    • Infrastructure Committee Chair
  • City of Greenwood Storm Water Board
    • Current Board Member since its inception
  • Youth Connections
    • Past Board President
  • Community Volunteer
    • Greenwood Sertoma Club -- WAMMFest
    • Johnson County Community Foundation – Mural Program

As evidenced by his active civic involvement, David believes citizens have a responsibility to make a positive impact on their communities, and to give back whenever and wherever they can.

“Having the opportunity to be formally involved with the Johnson County Community Foundation, whose main role is connecting people who care with causes that matter, is exciting because it aligns with my belief that if you live in a community, you should be involved in the community and give back. Sometimes organizations talk a good talk, but don’t follow through. But in the case of the Johnson County Community Foundation, their actions speak louder than words."

When David is not volunteering, he enjoys playing golf, traveling with Garnet, and visiting family and friends. 

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