Bath sister city program taps new president

The Forecaster, February 24, 2016, by Alex Lear

Anne SchlittBATH — The new president of the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program is no stranger to Japan.

The board on Feb. 10 elected Phippsburg resident Anne Schlitt, a member since 2014, to head the organization. She replaced Andy Bailes, who succeeded Dr. Deborah Patten a year ago. Patten led the program for 15 years.

Schlitt, a Michigan native who is assistant director of the Maine Humanities Council, spent three years in Ako, Japan, after college graduation, teaching English to high school students as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme.

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