OUR Officers


Debra Lawwill - Executive Director

Michelle Rutherford - Vice President/Treasurer

Lisa Bowe - Secretary

About friends of country living

Current board members

Friends of Country Living does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.          

Our partners

OUR Directors


Lisa Bowe  

Debra Lawwill  •  Steven Lawwill

Carolyn McNamara • Michelle Rutherford

The FCL Board is made up of Sunny Valley residents who are willing to devote their time and talent to help make this community a better place to live. Their common goal is to encourage more community participation to successfully complete specific improvement projects. The Directors and Officers bring a broad range of subject expertise including educational administration, IRS tax law, computer engineering, insurance specialist, financial advisor. accounting, nonprofit law.

Along the way, FCL has enjoyed the pleasure of establishing partnerships with organizations who have contributed products, goods, and services through grants, donations, discounts, and more to help with events such as Veterans Day Celebration, supporting students with supplies for the annual poster contest, the Litter Removal program, graffiti removal, along with baked goods, and coffee, and so much more. We are grateful for their generosity and support of Friends of Country Living and the Sunny Valley community. If your organization would like to get involved let us know! 

We are about working together with our community to improve the livability of Sunny Valley for the people who live here.  By developing trusting, honest relationships with volunteers, foundations, and local agencies;

WE LISTEN. WE FACILITATE. WE ACT.

  • Improving - Livable communities encourage personal independence; allow residents to remain in their homes and communities as they age; and provide opportunities for residents of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds to engage fully in civic, economic, and social life.
  • Protecting - The Grave Creek Watershed is the lifeblood of the residents and wildlife of this valley as well as an important tributary of the Wild & Scenic Rogue River.  Friends of Country Living will continue to work with fellow advocates to protect this critical resource.
  • Preserving & Sustaining - Every rural community has a unique character.  From its strategic location along the mid-nineteenth century Applegate Trail, to the iconic 100-year-old Grave Creek Covered Bridge and historic Radio Park building, Sunny Valley, Oregon has a rich historical character! 


JOIN WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS AND WATCH SUNNY VALLEY REVEAL ITS POTENTIAL AS A LIVING, HISTORICAL GEM OF THE NORTH COUNTY