ENCINO, CA—On February 11, 2010, the Armenian National Committee of the San Fernando Valley-West (ANC SFV) hosted a wine and cheese reception in honor of newly-elected Los Angeles City Councilman, of the 5th district, Paul Koretz.
The Councilman was welcomed by local community leaders from the Armenian Relief Society “Anahid” Chapter, Homenetmen “Massis” Chapter, Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural Association “Baruyr Sevag” Chapter, the Holy Martyrs Church Board of Trustees, as well as Holy Martyrs Rev. Father Razmig Khatchadourian, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s “Rosdom” Chapter, Armenian Youth Federation “Sardarabad” Chapter.
“Councilman Koretz has been a valuable asset to our community,” remarked Kitsinian. “Chatting with him in this intimate setting reminds us that the Councilman is always ready to affirm his commitment to addressing the needs of the Armenian Community. He does so not only effectively, but efficiently as well.”
After an introduction by ANC-SFV Chairman, Nareg S. Kitsinian Esq., the nearly 40 attendees enjoyed a discussion with the Councilman who spoke candidly of his close involvement and interest in the Armenian Community. The conversation ranged from addressing quality of life concerns to better engaging Armenian American youth in public and community service through the Councilman’s office. Also joining the ANC-SFV for the event were representatives from the Armenian Cultural Foundation, Armenian National Committee-Western Region, and the Encino Neighborhood Council.
“The Councilman’s eagerness to work side-by-side with his constituents, as well as Armenian organizations, and Armenian community leaders is always encouraging and we look at tonight as the first step in the process,” said Nichan Kulukian, an ANC SFV activist who participated in the event.
The Armenian National Committee of the San Fernando Valley-West 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.