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1967: Bill Wagner served in Western Samoa in Apia beginning in 1967
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Bill Wagner can be contacted at bwagneroraattbidcom
Country of Service: Western Samoa
Cities you served in: Apia
Arrival Year: 1967
Departure Year: 1969
Work Description: Teacher at Teachers Training College
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I have remained in public service. Now director for last 20 years of a council of local governments (regional government) in Oregon doing human services, transportation planning and economic development. In 1990s volunteer for several short term assignments in the eastern europe and Russia.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It is the amature nature of the job that is unique and valuable because the volunteer is there as a resource with ideas and enthusiasm - not the outside "expert" who is above and apart. This has its negatives in terms of quick problem solving for the host country and area of work, but creates a need for colaboration that wouldn't otherwise exist.
Originally posted: October 31, 2002
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