Respected Judge Joins Board of Pasadena Genocide Memorial Project

Dikran Tevrizian

Retired Federal Court Judge Dikran Tevrizian Re-joins the Board of the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Committee

PASADENA, Calif.—Continuing a wave of positive momentum, the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee announced today that Retired Federal Court Judge Dikran Tevrizian has rejoined the Board of Directors of the local non-profit. Judge Tevrizian was the first Federal Court Judge in US history of Armenian ancestry and widely regarded throughout California as a civic leader of impeccable reputation.

“I am extremely pleased and honored that Judge Tevrizian has returned to our Board for the home stretch of this important project. Judge Tevrizian is one of the most admired and respected Armenian Americans in our country and to have him add his name, support and work ethic to our project continues to showcase our positive momentum and wide support from the Armenian American Community,” commented Interim-Board Chair Bernard Melekian.

The Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee is in the final plan check stages with the City of Pasadena and will be breaking ground shortly. The memorial project is deeply symbolic of the events of 99 years ago and appropriately respects the memories of the fallen martyrs and their descendants. Judge Tevrizian joins a board with exciting new leadership under Former Pasadena Police Chief Melekian’s Chairmanship and the addition of Geragos and Geragos as legal counsel. The Board includes: Sandra Siraganian, Shoghig Yepremian, Greg Afsharian, David Gevorkyan and Retired State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino. Its non-profit fiscal agent is the Community Foundation of the Verdugos.

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