Glendale, Montebello Have New Mayors

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Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian (left) and Montebello Mayor Jack Hadjinian

Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian (left) and Montebello Mayor Jack Hadjinian

Ara Najarian, Jack Hadjinian will lead Glendale and Montebello respectively

The cities of Glendale and Montebello this week saw the appointment of new mayors who will lead the cities in the next year. On Tuesday, the Glendale City Council named Ara Najarian as its mayor, while on March 27, the Montebello City Council elevated Jack Hadjinian to become the city’s mayor.

Najarian takes over the position from outgoing Mayor Zareh Sinanyan. This will be Najarian’s fourth time serving in the position of mayor.

Najarian was first elected to office in April 2005. During his tenure, he has served as Chair of the Glendale Housing Authority, and the former Glendale Redevelopment Agency.

“I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to serve as Mayor,” said Mayor Najarian. “I look forward to working closely with my Council colleagues and staff to keep Glendale the special place that it is.”

In Montebello, Councilmember Hadjinian was selected to lead the city after a more than a seven-month vacancy. The previous mayor, Vanessa Delgado resigned in August to run for state senate. Hadjinian, who was then mayor pro tem, ran the meetings.

Hadjinian told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that he is honored to serve again and is looking forward to the responsibilities, telling the publication that he is ready for any challenge.

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