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1998: Colin Gallagher served in El Salvador in Municipality of San Pedro Masahuat, Dpto. La Paz beginning in 1998
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Colin Gallagher can be contacted at pcvcolinayahoodcom
Country of Service: El Salvador
Training Group: Group #7 (Water/Sanitation & Municipalities)
Cities you served in: Municipality of San Pedro Masahuat, Dpto. La Paz
Arrival Year: 3/02/98
Departure Year: 12/04/00
Work Description: Water / Sanitation and Organization of Local Governments
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Employed as an Assistant Planner for Monterey County Planning and
Building Inspection Department, I am also volunteering as a Situation
Analyst for the Office of Emergency Services and facilitate successful
efforts of a grassroots labor committee in the organization in which I work.
I am also participating in NPCA (National Peace Corps Association)
advocacy as a means of using the collective body of RPCVs to forward
issues of global importance with NPCA backing.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
In the Peace Corps, life was as it should be, simple, with time to reflect on
what it was we were doing, and to act appropriately in the communities in
which we lived. Perhaps slowing down itself is as key as anything else to
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Any El Salvador PCVs or RPCVs... I'd love to hear from you!
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Take it easy, but take it.
Originally posted: January 31, 2002
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