LOS ANGELES–The ANCA-WR issued a statement today congratulating Frank Vram Zerunyan– a well known Armenian-American lawyer and partner at the Los Angeles based law firm of Sulmeyer Kupetz–on his recent election to the City Council of Rolling Hills Estates. Zerunyan’s election makes him the first Armenian-American to serve on the Rolling Hills Estates City Council.
"It is a great honor and privilege to join the ran’s of the many Armenian-Americans who are dedicated to bettering our communities through civil service," stated Councilman-elect Zerunyan. "I am grateful to the Armenian National Committee–as well–for always encouraging Armenian-Americans to take an active role in the political process whether on the local–state or federal levels."
"The ANC is very pleased that Frank Zerunyan will be serving his community as a member of the Rolling Hills Estates City Council," remarked ANCA-WR Governmental Affairs Director Ardashes Kassakhian. "He is an individual whose integrity and character will serve him well in public office. The ANC is proud of Frank Zerunyan and applauds his exemplary dedication to his community. We need more Armenian Americans like Councilman-elect Zerunyan."
Councilman-elect Frank Zerunyan will begin his four-year term on the City Council in December of 2003.
Zerunyan has served on the City’s Planning Commission and was chair of the Commission in 2002. In addition to his service to the City of Rolling Hills Estates–Zerunyan has consistently remained active in the Armenian-American community–serving on the board of Governors of the Armenian Bar Association–teaching Introduction to Law classes at Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School–and as special counsel to the Armenian National Committee of America in Washington DC and in Los Angeles.
The City of Rolling Hills Estates officially became Los Angeles County’s 60th municipality on September 18–1957. Rolling Hills Estates is a "general law city" with a population of approximately 8,000 residents.
Rolling Hill Estates’ legislative body is the City Council–which is composed of five residents elected at large on a nonpartisan ballot to serve four-year overlapping terms.