GLENDALE – Monday, April 27 marked an important day for the Armenian-American community of Glendale as Councilmember Vartan Gharpetian was sworn in as the newest addition to the Glendale City Council and Mayor Ara Najarian was appointed Mayor, succeeding Zareh Sinanyan.  Najarian, will be serving his third term as mayor since first being elected in 2005.

Along with Gharpetian, Councilwoman Paula Devine, who won reelection after serving a brief 10-month term, was also sworn in.

“We whole heartedly congratulate Mr. Gharpetian for his new role as a Glendale City Councilmember and are enthusiastic about his leadership and vision for the community.” said Armenian Council of America (ACA) Board Member Peter Darakjian. “We look forward to working with Mayor Najarian and the Glendale City Council to continue improving city programs, infrastructure, safety for all residents and multicultural awareness and appreciation.”

The Armenian Council of America is a grassroots organization dedicated to work with all political leaders, offering Armenian related news, analysis and resources for policymakers, media, students and activists, advocating issues important to Armenian Americans. The Armenian Council of America aims to strengthen U.S. – Armenia and U.S. – Nagorno Karabakh ties, the development of programs promoting sustainable economic growth and good governance in Armenia, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship.

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