About Us

Mission Statement

Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin exists to increase literacy levels and skills of all people in the Permian Basin improving their quality of life.

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The Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin aims to promote literacy awareness, adult literacy, family literacy programming, and increasing literacy rates in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.

Program Opportunities

  • Prisons Programming
  • Facilitate Program Launch at the Community Level
  • Professional Development (CE) Example: Rural Libraries Summit
  • Support Existing Programs
  • Celebrity Storytime
  • 22-County Reading Rodeo
  • Sub-granting for Library Resources and Materials
  • Family Literacy Programming Examples: ESL, GED, Citizenship, Voter Registration.


photo of Mark Palmer

Mark Palmer
Board Chair

Tracee Bentley
Board of Directors

Adrian Carrasco
Board of Directors

Rosalind Redfern Grover
Board of Directors

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Stephen Jeffcoat
Board of Directors

Dr. Eileen Piwetz
Board of Directors

Cookie Wetendorf
Board of Directors

Dianne Williams
Board of Directors

LCPB Staff

John Trischitti III
Executive Director

Letticia Martinez
Program & Development Coordinator

Sarah Mackay
Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator - New Mexico