Hollywood Armenians Prepare for Neighborhood Council Elections

HOLLYWOOD, CA—With the March 20 Los Angeles Neighborhood Council elections approaching, the Armenian National Committee of Hollywood (ANC-H) is encouraging Armenian Americans to run for neighborhood council membership in their local communities.

The deadline to submit an application to the City Cleark’s office in Downtown LA is Tuesday, January 19th at 5 pm.

“By joining, we can secure that important decisions made by neighborhood councils that affect our everyday lives, whether with regard to our homes or businesses or the park where we take our children to play, are just and with respect to everyone’s rights” said Rostom Sarkissian, and ANC Hollywood board member.

“Securing equality and polyphony in decisions on matters of local importance is the major goal of neighborhood councils and Armenians should take advantage of this opportunity to better their neighborhood’s condition,” Sarkissian added.

More information on running requirements, the areas of election and deadlines can be found at the City Cleark’s website HERE.

ANC Hollywood also announced two additional opportunities for civic engagement and community volunteering coming up in the weeks ahead. The Armenian National Committee Western Region Internship-Externship Program will be accepting applications for its Summer 2010.  The program provides student leaders and activists with an opportunity to participate in an intensive program designed to provide an in-depth introduction to Armenian American issues as well as advocacy efforts on the federal, state and local level.

“I took part in the ten-week program in the summer and I enjoyed every minute of it, because I truly felt I was doing valuable work and learning in the process. I encourage Armenian-American youth to engage in their community and take this learning opportunity”, said Srbui Karapetian, ANC Hollywood  board member and former Western Region IEP intern.

For more information on the ANC-WR IEP Program contact Haig at haig@anca.org and for Hollywood advocacy and volunteering opportunities contact Thora at a_tgiallouri@yahoo.com.


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