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 2022-23 school year, we served 1,582 PreK through third-grade students and gave away 9,207 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.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are a vital part of our mission. We can’t provide reading support and books to local kids without YOU!

To find a list of SMART Reading sites near you, click here (or call 503-391-8423)

To learn more about our volunteer roles and submit an application, click here

Leadership Council Opportunities are now available! Contact for information on current openings on our Council and for more information on this wonderful volunteer opportunity.

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

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


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