Volunteer Spotlight: Pam Brandmeyer

The Literacy Project of Eagle County, the community-based tutoring program matching volunteer tutors with community members of all ages, is honoring its Tutor of the Month for November, Pam Brandmeyer.

The mission of The Literacy Project is to empower Eagle Valley community members of all ages by offering free assistance in acquiring the English literacy skills they need to function more effectively in their daily lives.

Brandmeyer, who worked for the Town of Vail for 35 years, and served as the Assistant Town Manager for over 25 years, retired in 2015. She decided the time was right to volunteer her time with The Literacy Project.

“I’d been thinking for some time about joining The Literacy Project, since I believe deeply in the mission and goal of the organization,” said Brandmeyer. “I’m now at a stage in my life that I can truly share whatever talents and background I have acquired, and I get to choose specifically how I wish to do so—The Literacy Project allows me to do just that.”

Currently, Brandmeyer tutors two community members through The Literacy’s Project’s programs for all ages.

“I tutor both a 7th grader through the Study Friends program for middle school students, as well as an adult ESL student who is working on her naturalization.” said Brandmeyer.

Her adult student has her naturalization interview this week, and Brandmeyer is hopeful for her student and all of the community members seeking to improve their lives through literacy: “To me, literacy means the opportunity to be the best anyone can be,” said Brandmeyer. “It means having the skills and abilities to survive in today’s world.”

For more information about The Literacy Project’s programs, or to become a volunteer tutor, visit www.literacyprojectegalecounty.org.