HOLLYWOOD—With neighborhood council elections in the greater Hollywood area fast approaching, the Armenian National Committee of Hollywood is urging residents and stakeholders to learn more about the candidates and vote.
“Armenian Americans who are stakeholders should take this opportunity to learn more about the candidates running to represent them.” said Rostom Sarkissian, Chairman of the ANC Hollywood. “By casting your vote our community has a voice in selecting neighborhood council members whose advisory role addresses important quality of life issues that affect our lives.”
Stakeholders are individuals who live, work, go to school or use other types of services in the communities represented by the council.
The Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council is divided into 5 districts and each district will elect 2 representatives. An Armenian-American, Christina Amerian-Khanjian is running for district B. Residents aged 13 and above, can cast their votes on Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hollywood Lutheran Church: Hoick Hall, 1733 New Hampshire Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90027.
In East Hollywood, four Armenian-Americans are running for different positions; Sam Kbushyan and Lucy Varpetian are running for re-election. They are joined by first time candidates Shahan Suzmeyan and, Edgar Makhshikyan. Unlike the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council, only 1 candidate is elected in each district in East Hollywood. Hollywood area residents aged 16 and above can cast their ballots on March 20 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.at Los Angeles City College Faculty and Staff Center, 855 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90029.
The elections for Central Hollywood, Hollywood United and Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Councils will take place on May 13. The candidate registration deadline is March 15. Active and engaged residents in these communities who are interested in becoming candidates can learn more by clicking HERE.
The Armenian National Committee of Hollywood advances 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.