Goodsell to Serve as Volunteer in Tanzania in the Peace Corps
January 6, 2017Bob Goodsell, a senior partner with Post Polak, is taking a 27-month sabbatical from the firm, where he has been a partner since 1984, to join the Peace Corps. He will be serving as a volunteer in Tanzania in the Peace Corps Sustainable Agriculture program, and is scheduled to depart in early February.
As a volunteer in this program, Bob will be assisting rural villagers in a range of activities, including crop production and gardening, animal husbandry, environmental awareness and development of small-scale income businesses. Due to high levels of poverty in villages, as a volunteer, Bob will be spending significant amounts of time creating and facilitating opportunities for villagers to improve their livelihoods, with a focus on supporting families affected by HIV/AIDS.
At Post Polak, Bob has been a transactional attorney, closing substantial matters for the firm's institutional and corporate clients. He has served as General Counsel to both Morristown Municipal Airport and the Warren Township Sewerage Authority. He also directed the firm's appellate litigation practice. Bob's Peace Corps assignment exemplifies his and the firm's commitment to public service.
Peace Corps Volunteers first arrived in Tanzania (then called Tanganyika) in 1962. Since then, approximately 2,000 volunteers have served in Tanzania, working in education, health, the environment and agriculture.