MONTROSE–In an effort to brief its community members and activists, the Armenian National Committee of Crescenta Valley (ANC CV) hosted a town hall meeting on Monday, March 3
More than 40 members of the Crescenta Valley Armenian Community attended the meeting which included discussions regarding various current ANC initiatives and developmen’s.
Andrew Kzirian, ANC-WR Executive Director and Haig Hovsepian, ANC-WR Community Relations Director, discussed the latest developmen’s of the U.S. Presidential elections, House Resolution 106, the current state of Nagorno-Kharabakh and proposed changes to U.S. foreign aid to Armenia.
"The town hall was very informative and intellectually stimulating," stated attendee and California State University Northridge student Avo Nersessian. "It was also a great opportunity to meet people from the Crescenta Valley Armenian community and share thoughts and concerns regarding current ANC issues," he added.
Attendees were encouraged to become engaged and involved in all levels of government in order to promote and advance issues relating to Armenian Americans. Also discussed was the importance of Armenian Americans voting in the upcoming U.S. Presidential elections and increasing their involvement in public service.
"This was our first town hall and we hope to continue the trend and conduct many more during the year," stated Carmen Ohanian, ANC Crescenta Valley Chair. "It allows us to strengthen our bond with the community. The session was an educational and friendly forum for community members to share their views and opinions," she added.
In an effort to keep Armenian Americans informed regarding current affairs and developmen’s, the ANC-WR will continue its outreach program throughout the western United States.
The ANC of Crescenta Valley advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the area’s Armenian American community and promotes increased Armenian American civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.