GLENDALE – Longtime community activist, attorney Zareh Sinanyan, has announced his candidacy for Glendale City Council.
The election will be held on Tuesday April 2nd.
“I have finally done it and thrown my hat into the race,” Sinanyan said in a letter to constituents. “I believe the time is right to step up and provide the kind of leadership that Glendale deserves. With your support we can bring positive change to our city.”
Sinanyan has served on the Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission and more recently as chairman of the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2011.
“My continued dedication to public service has been constant and never predicated on position or title but on the needs of community. At this time Glendale needs a council member who believes in the fundamental principles, of effective government, transparency and accessibility, with a clear vision of Glendale’s future. The need for good leadership is especially felt in these difficult financial times,” said Sinanyan.
While chairing the CDBG, Sinanyan has become known as a consensus builder, working to ensure that the ever decreasing funds are properly allocated to the programs and groups with the highest demonstrated need and most efficient use of such resources.
“As council member I will work as hard and improve the business climate in the City, advocate for easier accessibility and more government transparency, improve traffic and congestion in Glendale, and relentlessly promote an exceptional environment in which to raise our children and watch our families grow and prosper.” said Sinanyan.
Sinanyan was born in Armenia and moved to the United States in 1988. Sinanyan, his wife Lori, and their four children have called Glendale home for more than 14 years. After attending public school, Sinanyan received a Bachelors Degree from UCLA in history and public policy. He received his Juris Doctorate from USC and has been a practicing attorney since 2001.