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AmeriCorps*VISTA Chris Goodwin gets good win

Christopher Goodwin was recognized at the 2012 Volunteer Awards event by the Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee on April 18. Chris was an AmeriCorps*VISTA serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) programs in Multnomah, Washington and Columbia Counties. He worked to build capacity within the MRC programs to further the regular community and public health activities of volunteers within the programs. Across the three counties, Chris provided coordination for over 640 MRC volunteers! He presented at volunteer orientation training, planned the logistics for regional training events and outreach activities, and notified volunteers of all training opportunities. Additionally, Chris processed all new MRC volunteers for the three counties through the web-based State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR) system. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Chris obtained his bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and then became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for the City and County of Honolulu prior to joining the Oregon Health Authority & AmeriCorps*VISTA project. Chris is currently working as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Associate in Queens, New York.

Chris' commitment to the MRC project, along with his practical approach and willingness to get the job done, was very much appreciated!

Special thanks to Zumana Rios for the content contribution.

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