Rural Community Builder Name: Debbie Newport

Community: Sisters, OR

Role: Nonprofit Champion

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Superstar

Recognized by:  Janel Ruehl

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: Debbie Newport is a retired school counselor and school administrator and has championed many efforts to improve the lives of children in Sisters Country. She promotes a prosperous community through her instrumental support of local non-profit organizations, including the Sisters Folk Festival, Circle of Friends, and C4C. Debbie recently led the Executive Director search for both C4C and Circle of Friends. She has served on the Board for the Folk Festival and has volunteered countless hours of her time over the past several years for a wide variety of community needs and projects. Debbie was one of eight Sisters Community Champion Award winners in 2021!