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 2020-2021, we served 2,480 PreK through third-grade children with the help of 591 local volunteers. 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:

Amy McCormick
Area Director

Elide Sanchez Rivera
Program Manager

Do you love SMART Reading? Know someone who does? Check out these exciting opportunities to work with amazing SMART volunteers and schools throughout our region. Learn more here.

Volunteer Opportunities:

2021-22 UPDATE: Due to ongoing safety precautions related to the pandemic, our programs are primarily virtual. We’ve made adaptations in how we deliver our program that allow us to continue serving students with reading support and books to keep. As a result, our volunteer opportunities have changed. 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 Amy McCormick at or 304.268.8482 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


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