Rural Community Builder Name: Judy Thompson

Community: Columbia County, OR

Role: NAMI Columbia County Chair

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

Recognized by: Natasha Parvey

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: She has been raising money for our county by creating a team for the national NAMI WALK held in Portland. to benefit our local NAMI Chapter. She has raised over $100,000 that has stayed in our community to assist with purchasing gifts for Christmas for individuals that have mental disorders, helped fund training for our first responders to help deal with those citizens with mental disorders, and promotion, support and referrals to NAMI support groups in Columbia County. She is a force to help share NAMI resources that helps our communities.