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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 established as an independent agency in the executive branch of the Government by the Panama Canal Act of 1979 (22 U.S.C. 3601).
The Commission is supervised by a nine-member Board of which not fewer than five members are nationals of the United States, with the remaining members being nationals of the Republic of Panama. All members of the Board are appointed by the President. The members who are United States nationals are appointed with the advice and consent of the Senate.
maintains the Canal, its complementary works, installations, and equipment, and provides for the orderly transit of vessels through the Canal. This U.S. agency will perform these functions until the treaty terminates on December 31, 1999, at which time the Republic of Panama will assume full responsibility for the Canal.
Sources of Information
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.