ANC Mixer Attracts Community Leaders

GLENDALE–Over 90 community leaders and elected officials gathered at The Cove Thursday evening for a mixer hosted by the Armenian National Committee–Glendale Chapter. The event provided guests an opportunity to meet the new Executive Director–Alina Azizian–as well as the 2004-2005 board members.

Guests included State Senator Jack Scott–representatives from Congressman Adam Schiff’s office and Assemblyman Dario Frommer’s office–Mayor Bob Yousefian–and Councilmembers Rafi Manoukian–Frank Quintero–and Dave Weaver. Other guests included: Glendale Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Escalante–GUSD Assistant Superintendent Alice Petrossian–Glendale Fire Chief Christopher Gray–Assistant Fire Chief Donald Biggs–Assistant Police Chief Ronald DePompa–City Attorney Scott Howard–City Manager James Starbird–Glendale Teachers Association President Sandra Fink–Armenian National Committee of America Western Region Executive Director Ardashes Kassakhian–Glendale Unified School District Board chairman Greg Krikorian–and board members Chakib Sambar and Pam Ellis–Glendale Community College Board of Trustees members Ara Najarian and Anita Quinonez Gabrielian–and numerous commissioners from the various city commissions.

"During the holiday season–it’s difficult to get so many busy people in the same room," commented Azizian–"but we had a fantastic turnout. It was great to meet the people that help make this city so wonderful. We have a great coalition of community leaders working together to make this city even better–and I look forward to working with them."

Board members also spent the evening informing the community about the five sub-committees within the ANC Glendale Chapter. Board Chairman Pierre Chraghchian noted–"This year we have established five separate committees to handle fundraising–media relations–community relations–elections–and Genocide commemoration." With the busy election season around the corner and a new director to run the operations–the five subcommittees will play a key role in the organization.

Alina Azizian was appointed in November as the organization’s first Executive Director. The Armenian National Committee–Glendale Chapter–is located at 721 South Glendale Ave. in Glendale. You can reach ANC Glendale at 818.243.3444. To find out more about the subcommittees (or to join)–please email


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