1966: alan patterson served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile in Santiago beginning in 1966

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1966: alan patterson served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile in Santiago beginning in 1966

1966: alan patterson served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile in Santiago beginning in 1966

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer alan patterson can be contacted at apattersonaigcdorg

Country of Service: Chile

Training Group: Chile XIX

Cities you served in: Santiago

Arrival Year: 1966

Departure Year: 1968

Work Description:

My first year was with MINVU in the municipal administration and planning decentralization program, my second in the national office as the R&D person.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

After initial work in urban programs (Model Cities, OEO type agencies), I switched to environmental planning acitivies in this country and back in LA. I am currently building on volunteer work with Mass.-Antioquia Parnters of the Americas to establish a separate Mass.-Antioquia program in environment and sustainable development (growing it to a New England wide effort. If successful, I would like to see it expand to or spin off similar programs for different states/countries.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Although I worked essentially as a bureaucrat in the PC, I was able to observe others doing CD work. CD techniques and skills will probably be essential to my current effort.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Chile XIX was a strange conglomerate group of planners, university teachers and musicians, and many of us have been able to stay in touch or be aware of one another. Someone from another group that I haven't been able to locate is Bucky Walters, who joined the planning effort in Talca.

Originally posted: November 22, 2007

Related Links:

Peace Corps Annual Report: 1966; Peace Corps Chile; Directory of Chile RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Chile RPCVs

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