GLENDALE—Longtime community leader and activist, attorney Zareh Sinanyan, on Thursday announced his candidacy for Glendale City Council. The election will be held on Tuesday, April 2.
“I have finally done it and thrown my hat into the race,” Sinanyan said in a letter to constituents on Thursday. “I believe the time is right to step up and provide the kind of leadership that Glendale deserves. With your support we can bring positive change to our city.”
Sinanyan has been an active force in the City of Glendale for a long time. He served on the Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission and more recently as chairman of the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2011.
He has been an active presence in Glendale community organizing efforts, advocating for citizens’ rights and empowering people to register and vote to become an active part in city decisions.
“My continued dedication to public service has been constant and never predicated on position or title but on the needs of the community. At this time Glendale needs a councilmember who believes in the fundamental principles of effective government, transparency and accessibility, with a clear vision of Glendale’s future. The need for good leadership is especially felt in these difficult financial times,” said Sinanyan.
While chairing the CDBG, Sinanyan has become known as a consensus builder, working to ensure that the ever-decreasing funds are properly allocated to the programs and groups with the highest demonstrated need and most efficient use of such resources. His involvement in the various aspects of Glendale life has also made him acutely aware of the needs of the community in term of services and governance.
“As councilmember I will work hard to advance and improve the business climate in the City, advocate for easier accessibility and more government transparency, improve traffic and congestion in the Glendale, and relentlessly promote an exceptional environment in which to raise our children and watch our families grow and prosper,” said Sinanyan.
Sinanyan was born in Armenia and moved to the United States in 1988, settling in Burbank. Sinanyan and his wife, Lori, and their four children have called Glendale their home for more than 14 years
After attending public school, Sinanyan received a Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA in history and policy. He received his Juris Doctorate from University of Southern California and has been a practicing attorney since 2001.
“I seek the honor and privilege of serving as your councilmember,” said Sinanyan. “Please consider joining my efforts in ensuring Glendale’s prosperous future, one that is worthy of our ideals and values.”