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