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PANAMA CANAL COMMISSION
Official in Washington:
JOHN A. MILLS
JOSEPH W. CORNELISON (For the Panama Canal Commission statement of organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 35, Part 9)
The Panama Canal Commission operates, maintains, and improves the Panama Canal to provide efficient, safe, and economical transit service for the benefit of world commerce.
The Panama Canal Commission was maintains the Canal, its complementary established as an independent agency in works, installations, and equipment, and the executive branch of the Government provides for the orderly transit of vessels by the Panama Canal Act of 1979 (22 through the Canal. This U.S. agency will U.S.C. 3601).
perform these functions until the treaty The Commission is supervised by a
terminates on December 31, 1999, at nine-member Board of which not fewer
which time the Republic of Panama will than five members are nationals of the United States, with the remaining
assume full responsibility for the Canal. members being nationals of the Republic Sources of Information of Panama. All members of the Board are appointed by the President. The Marine Operations Director, Marine members who are United States
Bureau, Panama. Phone, 011-507-272nationals are appointed with the advice 4500. and consent of the Senate.
Economic and Marketing Information
Director, Office of Executive Planning, Activities
Panama. Phone, 011-507–272–7961. The Commission was established by Procurement Office of Logistical Congress on October 1, 1979, to carry Support, 4400 Dauphine Street, New out the responsibilities of the United Orleans, LA 70146-6800. Phone, 504– States with respect to the Panama Canal 948-5299. under the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977. Panama Canal Commission Unit 2300, In fulfilling these obligations, the
APO AA 34011-2300. Telex, 3034 Commission manages, operates, and PCCAMRM PG.
For further information, contact the Office of the Secretary, Panama Canal Commission, Suite 1050, 1825 Eye Street NW., Washington, DC 20006–5402. Phone, 202-634-6441.
MARK D. GEARAN Deputy Director
CHARLES R. BAQUET III Chief of Staff
THOMAS TIGHE General Counsel
NANCY HENDRY Inspector General
CHARLES C. MADDOX Director of Congressional Relations
JOAN M. TIMONEY Director of Communications
ANDRE OLIVER Director of Private Sector Relations
CATHERINE BUCKNAM, Acting Executive Secretary
BURTON REIST Associate Director for International Operations JOHN P. HOGAN Regional Director/Africa Operations
YVONNE VAUGHAN Associate Director for Management
STANLEY D. SUYAT
JOSE LARACUENTE Associate Director for Volunteer Support
JUDY HARRINGTON Director of Medical Services
DAVID GOOTNICK, M.D. Director of Special Services
BARBARA PICKETT Associate Director for Volunteer Recruitment PATRICIA GARAMENDI
and Selection Director of Placement
Liz LOSTOMBO (For the Peace Corps statement of organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 22, Part 302]
The Peace Corps' purpose is to promote world peace and friendship, to help other countries in meeting their needs for trained men and women, and to promote understanding between the American people and other peoples served by the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps Act emphasizes the Peace Corps commitment toward programming to meet the basic needs of those living in the countries where volunteers work.
The Peace Corps was established by the
The Peace Corps consists of a Washington, DC, headquarters; 11 area offices; and overseas operations in more than 90 countries. Its presence in foreign countries fluctuates as programs are added or withdrawn.
conjunction with private volunteer To fulfill the Peace Corps mandate, men
organizations. and women are trained for a 9- to 14. In the United States, the Peace Corps week period in the appropriate local is working to promote an understanding language, the technical skills necessary of people in other countries. Through its for their particular job, and the cross- World Wise Schools Program, volunteers cultural skills needed to adjust to a are matched with elementary and junior society with traditions and attitudes high schools in the United States to different from their own. Volunteers encourage an exchange of letters, serve for a period of 2 years, living pictures, music, and artifacts. among the people with whom they Participating students increase their work. Volunteers are expected to
knowledge of geography, languages, and become a part of the community through different cultures, while gaining an their voluntary service.
appreciation for voluntarism. Thousands of volunteers serve throughout Central and South America,
The Peace Corps offers other domestic the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, the Pacific,
programs involving former volunteers, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia,
universities, local public school systems, Ukraine, the Baltics, and Central Asia.
and private businesses and foundations They work in six program areas,
in a partnership to help solve some of including: education, agriculture, health,
the United States most pressing domestic small business development, urban
problems. development, and the environment.
The Peace Corps Office of Private Community-level projects are designed Sector Relations works with schools, to incorporate the skills of volunteers civic groups, businesses, and with the resources of host-country neighborhood and youth organizations agencies and other international
in the United States to facilitate their assistance organizations to help solve support of Peace Corps initiatives here specific development problems, often in and abroad.
Area Offices—Peace Corps
Atanta, GA (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Rm. 2324, 101 Marietta St. NW., 30323
South Carolina, Tennessee).
shire, Rhode Island, Vermont).
South Dakota, Wisconsin).
Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico).
land, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia).
vada). Seattle, WA (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Rm. 1776, 2001 6th Ave., 98121
Sources of Information
Employment Contact the Peace Corps, Office of Human Resource Management, Washington, DC 20526. Phone, 202– 606-3950. For recorded employment opportunities, call 202-606-3214.