GLENDALE–Armenian National Committee of America–Western Region (ANCA-WR) Board members met with State Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer (D-43) on February 4 to discuss a range of pressing issues facing the California Armenian community–including plans to establish a California Regional Trade Office in Armenia–and inclusion of the Armenian genocide in public school curricula. Marking the first meeting between the Majority Leader and the new ANCA-WR leadership since the Board’s appointment in December of 2004–Assemblyman Frommer shared his ideas on the ANCA-WR’s initiatives and offered his support. In addition to the California Trade Office and genocide curricula–community-wide plans marking the 90th Anniversary of the Armenian genocide were discussed.
"The ANCA-WR appreciates Assemblyman Frommer’s collaborative spirit," said Steven Dadaian–Chairman of the ANCA-WR Board. "He plays an instrumental role in affecting positive change for the community he serves," he said. Assemblyman Frommer represents the most heavily Armenian American populated Assembly District in the state. He has consistently worked closely with the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues. The ANCA-WR Board of Directors is appointed every two years to coordinate activities between local and national bodies of the organization. Serving on the current Board–which began its term in December of 2004–are Steven Dadaian (Chairman)–Souzi Zerounian-Khanzadian (Treasurer)–Vahagn Thomasian (Secretary)–Zanku Armenian–Thomas Azaian–Ara Bedrosian–Aida Dimejian–Raffi Hamparian–Garo Kamarian–Leonard Manoukian–Armen Martin–Vahe Melkonian–and Garo Yepremian.