The West San Fernando Valley Armenian National Committee officially announced its support for candidate Greg Martayan for the position of Los Angeles City Council–5th District. West San Fernando Valley Chairman Ara Papazian made the announcement stating–"Not only is Greg Martayan bright–energetic and a hard working individual who can best represent the interests of our community and the 5th District–but he is one of our own."
Papazian stressed–"It is important to encourage and support this generation of American-Armenia’s to become actively involved and participate in the political process–as it is the leading avenue in which the voice of the Armenian community could be heard." He concluded by urging all voters in the 5th District to vote for Martayan.
Greg Martayan is a native Angelino and for many years has been active in Armenian organizations in the San Fernando Valley. In his public life–Greg Martayan has served on numerous boards–commissions–and councils since the age of fourteen.
He was the youngest Commissioner appointed in the City of Los Angeles under Mayor James Hahn–has been an Ambassador for the National Crime Prevention Council–as well as served on the Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board Engagement Taskforce. Martayan was appointed for three terms of two years to the National Youth Advisory Council–and continues to be an active senior advisor. He has also engaged in meetings with members in the state and local legislatures of California.
Garnering support from numerous members of President Bush’s Cabinet civil rights leaders like Congressman John Lewis of Atlanta–Georgia–Martayan was named a "Leader of Tomorrow" by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel at a conference held at Boston University. He has been a six time recipient of the President’s Service Award–as well as received certificates of acknowledgment from Mayor Hahn–Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla–LA Department of Neighborhood Empowerment–and Former Speaker of the California Assembly Robert M. Hertzberg.
The Los Angeles City fifth council district includes the neighborhoods of Encino–Sherman Oaks–Valley Village–Palms–Westwood–Century City–Beverlywood–the Fairfax District–Cheviot Hills and Carthay Circle–as well as the hillside communities between the 405 Freeway and Laurel Canyon.