Mehranian Appointed to Calif. International Genocide Commission

Maria Mehranian

LOS ANGELES—California State Assembly Speaker John Perez appointed Maria Mehranian, Managing Partner of Cordoba Corporation and a long-time resident of La Cañada Flintridge to the California International Genocide Commission. The body was established by State Assembly Bill 1210 with the purpose of constructing a memorial at Capitol Park in Sacramento for victims and survivors who faced genocide and ethnic cleansing across the world.  The commission will seek to bring together a diverse group of people and histories to accept historical facts from the Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust to the Cambodian Genocide and as recent as the slaughters in Darfur.

Maria Mehranian accepted the appointment as part of her continued efforts in furthering causes of deep importance to the greater Armenian-American community. As past chairman of the largest pan-Armenia charity organization, the Armenia Fund, Mehranian is a key community leader with excellent outreach skills and a sphere of influence. In addition, her deep experience in fundraising for various causes brings valuable resources to the newly established commission. From a professional standpoint, Mehranian will draw upon her understanding and experience of state projects and strict mandates. This brings a valuable addition to the process of successfully completing a public project in light of today’s challenges.

Cordoba Corporation is a civil engineering, construction management, program management, and planning firm specializing in education, transportation, and water. The firm delivers solutions to complex environmental and engineering challenges by applying proven engineering and management expertise from project conception to completion. To learn more about Cordoba Corporation, visit

Mehranian’s commitment to the Armenia-American community coincides with Cordoba’s message of making a difference. She serves on the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, appointed by past California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.


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