SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-EAST—On the evening of Tuesday, October 30, the East San Fernando Valley chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA-SFVE) will host an exclusive Community Mixer in Studio City, California. The cocktail reception is planned to provide an intimate setting for the area’s political officials, businesspersons, and community leaders to meet and discuss issues pertaining to the local Armenian-American community.
Home to tens of thousands of Armenian-American residents and hundreds of Armenian-American owned businesses, the eastern San Fernando Valley neighborhoods of North Hollywood, Studio City, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks and neighboring areas are fast becoming the hub of the greater Los Angeles City Armenian community.
To meet the cultural, religious, educational, and social needs of the community, several longstanding institutions have established chapters in the eastern San Fernando Valley including the Armenian Cultural Foundation (ACF), Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Armenian Relief Society, and the Armenian General Athletic Union (Homenetmen). Additionally, several churches, an Armenian school and even an Armenian charter school have been founded in the region.
The ANCA-SFVE has worked diligently to organize the community and encourage civic engagement by promoting increased voter registration and participation among Armenian-Americans of the eastern San Fernando Valley, encouraging youth to participate in community affairs, and helping instill an increased sense of pride in community.
Such efforts have been especially fruitful in recent years. Noteworthy political accomplishments have been the election of Paul Krekorian as the city’s first Armenian-American Councilmember and the anticipated election of Adrin Nazarian as the area’s representative to the California State Assembly. Both Krekorian and Nazarian, along with other political officials, will be in attendance at the Community Mixer on October 30th.
For more information about the Community Mixer to be hosted by the ANCA-SFVE in Studio City on the evening of Tuesday, October 30th, please contact Levon Baronian by telephone at (818) 497.8790 or e-mail the ANCA-SFVE at [email protected]
It is the ANCA-SFVE’s goal to continue providing a platform to facilitate cooperation and activism within the Armenian-American community and increase engagement in the political and civic fabric of the East San Fernando Valley.