New Executive Director to Help Boost Local ANC Activities

Glendale native Alina Azizian brings strong grassroots skills to new position

GLENDALE–The Glendale Chapter of the Armenian National Committee–which serves the interests of over 70,000 Armenia’s living in Glendale–has hired Alina Azizian as its new Executive Director.

"We are excited to have Alina as a part of our team," commented Board Chairman Pierre Chraghchian

"Her experience in grassroots organizing–as well as her knowledge of local issues makes her a strong asset to our organization. We are confident in her commitment to this community."

Azizian was born and raised in Glendale–California. She attended the University of California–Berkeley–earning her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with honors. Most recently–she served as the Campaign Manager for the Democratic Party in San Mateo County. She supervised over 500 volunteers throughout the 3 month campaign. Overall–the campaign had a high success rate with a 74% county-wide voter turnout and 81% of endorsed candidates winning seats. Aside from her experience campaigning–Azizian is a former ANCA Leo Sarkissian Intern and a former summer intern with the ANC-SF/Bay Area chapter. On campus–Azizian was a dedicated member of the UC Berkeley Senate and Co-President of the Armenian Students Association. At home–she has worked on outreach at Glendale High School and has always remained an active member of the community.

Community leaders will be invited to meet Ms. Azizian along with the new 2004-2005 ANC Board Members at a local mixer in early December. The offices of the Glendale Armenian National Committee are located at 721 S. Glendale Ave. For more information please call the ANC-Glendale at 818-243-3444.

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