THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Cape Canaveral, Florida) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 29, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ANITA FREEDMAN AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF AMERICA'S HERITAGE ABROAD
The President today announced his intent to appoint Anita Freedman to serve as a member of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.
Ms. Anita Freedman, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has served as Commissioner of the Portsmouth Housing Authority since 1985. She is Past President of the National Council of Jewish Women. From 1975 to 1984, she was the Area Representative and Office Director of Congressman Norman D'Amours (D-NH). She is President of the Prescott Park Festival, a multi-arts community festival that produces eight weeks of family entertainment every summer. Ms. Freedman is also a Past President of the Sisterhood of Temple Israel, and previously served on the Advisory Committee to the White House Conference on Aging.
The purpose of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad is to identify and publish a list of cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings located abroad which are associated with the foreign heritage of U.S. citizens from eastern and central Europe. The Commission encourages their preservation by gaining assurances of protection, in cooperation with the Department of State and foreign governments.