Lincoln, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Yamhill Counties

The SMART Reading Northwest Area team implements SMART Reading and raises funds to support SMART Reading in Lincoln, Marion, Polk, Tillamook, and Yamhill counties. In the 2021-22 school year, we served 1,440 PreK through third-grade students and gave away 10,849 books.

We are focused on recruiting more volunteers and establishing strong financial support among our communities to ensure we can continue this important work of empowering local children through reading.

Click here to read SMART Reading Northwest’s Year-end Report.
Click here to read SMART Reading Northwest’s Local Newsletter.

Local Staff:

Headshot of Development Officer, Deborah Marion

Deborah Marion
Area Director

Headshot of Program Manager Melissa MacCoumber

Melissa MacCoumber
Senior Program Manager

Volunteer Opportunities:

Click here for more information on volunteering with SMART Reading. For a list of sites we serve in the Northwest area click here, or call 503-391-8423.

Leadership Council Opportunities are now available! Contact Deborah Marion at or 503-391-8423 for information on current openings on our Council and for more information on this wonderful volunteer opportunity.

Business Partners:

SMART Reading Business Partners are local businesses that support SMART Reading through financial contributions and employee volunteerism. For a list of our Northwest Area Business Partners, click here ›.

Leadership Council:

SMART Reading Leadership Councils are groups of individuals who help SMART Reading flourish in our local communities through fundraising and recruitment. Thank you to our Northwest Area Leadership Council members:

  • Rachelle Gooden – Umpqua Bank
  • Tiffany Lawrence – First Interstate Bank
  • Zac Thompson – HomeSmart Realty Group
  • Kirby Neumann-Rea – News-Register


  • Carrie Casebeer
  • Terry Clelen
  • Linda Craven
  • Paula Crites
  • Kristine Cutchen
  • Steve Dickey
  • Dan Drennan
  • Steven Goto
  • Lucy King
  • Karlina Christensen-Lee
  • Krina Lemons
  • Brad Lewis
  • Matthew Lind
  • Nancy Lodge
  • Kathy Saunders
  • Victoria Shinn
  • Sandy Torgrimson-Fox
  • Jeff Ulven
  • Don Van Etten


Celebrate National Book Month With Us!October

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