GLENDALE—Local activists and members of the ANCA and other community organizations joined the Baghdassarian family to support Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti who is seeking to win City Hall’s top seat on May 21st.
At the home of Hacop and Hilda Baghdassarian, more than 100 friends gathered to discuss issues important to the City of Los Angeles and the Armenian-American community.
Gevik Baghdassarian, co-host of the event, greeted guests and thanked Garcetti for his continuous support and involvement in advancing Armenian-American issues and encouraging the participation of Armenian-Americans in the professional, cultural and spiritual arena in Los Angeles.
“It brings me great satisfaction to coordinate an opportunity to meet with Councilmember Garcetti to discuss ways to better our city and our community,” said Baghdassarian. “I believe Councilmember Garcetti has and will continue to identify the strength in our community and remain steadfast in his commitment to better our organizations, schools and businesses.”
Garcetti thanked his supporters and discussed his vision of expanding public transportation, improving primary education, fighting crime, and keeping businesses operating within city limits. He also discussed his previous official visit to Armenia and his efforts in strengthening the tie between sister cities Yerevan and Los Angeles.
Guests included Glendale City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian, Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian on behalf of Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, internationally known entertainer Armenchik and prominent Armenian-American business members, community activists and public figures.
“Through our professional, educational and civic accomplishments, Armenian- Americans have made a big imprint in the betterment of our city,” said Hacop Baghdassarian. “We look forward to continuing to build on our strong relationship with Eric Garcetti throughout the years.”