GLENDALE — On Tuesday, April 3rd, Glendale City Council elected Zareh Sinanyan as Glendale City Mayor replacing Vartan Gharpetian. The Mayor is elected by the City Council, which is composed of five members, four of them are Armenians.
This is Sinanyan’s second time elected as Mayor of Glendale, California. He served as Mayor of Glendale in April of 2014 through April of 2015. In April of 2013, Sinanyan was elected to the Glendale City Council. In his inaugural statements, Mayor Sinanyan highlighted some of the key priorities he will be working on throughout the year as, expanding the economy with policies such as the Glendale Tech Initiative; strengthening downtown with an eye towards increasing its stature as a major business center; promoting inclusivity and ensuring the safety of the city.
Sinanyan said that he will work hard on increasing low income and workforce housing by looking for more housing opportunities and cooperating with the state to expand the housing stock and provide shelter to the elderly, as well as the economically disadvantaged and veterans, and other projects like transportation and library for children.
Sinanyan was born in the former Soviet Armenia and moved to Burbank, California in 1988, and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California Law School. Since 2001, Sinanyan has practiced as a civil litigator and currently has his own law practice in Glendale, California.
Sinanyan has been married to Lori for 18 years, and they have four children, all attending Glendale Unified School District Schools.