Four Armenian-Americans Elected to Encino Neighborhood Council

Clockwise from upper left: Talar Derderian, George Jawlakian, Varant Majarian, and Anni Keusseyan

ENCINO, Calif.—On Sunday, March 16, four Armenian-American candidates were successfully elected to the Encino Neighborhood Council. The ANCA San Fernando Valley-West Chapter took a proactive role in organizing the community’s support. The candidates running in this election were incumbents Anni Keusseyan for Area One Representative, Talar Derderian for Religious Organization Representative, George Jawlakian for Volunteer Representative. Also running for his first seat on the Encino Neighborhood Council was Varant Majarian for At Large Representative.

All candidates were elected with an impressive number of votes. The ANCA-SFW executed a grass roots campaign by canvassing neighborhoods, mobilizing the community with a local get out the vote campaign, and building coalitions with other organizations within Encino. These election efforts proved successful when the final votes were tallied Sunday evening after the election.

“We congratulate the candidates on their successful election to the Council” remarked Nareg S. Kitsinian, Esq., Chairman of the ANCA-SFW Chapter. “Encino has a diverse and rich history and the community’s collective voice will continue to be heard with the election of these candidates” concluded Kitsinian.

The Encino Neighborhood Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Los Angeles City Council.

The Armenian National Committee of America, San Fernando Valley West advances the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the area’s Armenian American community and promotes increased civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.


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  1. Walnut Acres said:

    Majarian was also elected to the Woodland Hills Warner Center NC