LOS ANGELES, CA – Two longtime AYF and ANC activists have officially been hired as field representatives for newly elected Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel (District 2). Councilwoman Greuel’s District covers a broad area, including Tujunga, Sunland, North Hollywood, Studio City and Sherman Oaks.
On June 10, 2002, Naiery Misserlian and Melkon Melkonian began their new posts as field representatives for Councilwoman Greuel. Misserlian will work out of the Councilwoman’s Sunland-Tujunga field office, while Melkonian will operate out of the North Hollywood field office. Melkonian and Misserlian have been active within their respective communities for many years and as district residents they bring their experiences and understanding of the community to the Councilwoman’s staff.
Naiery Misserlian is a graduate of the University of Southern California and a longtime member of the Crescenta Valley “Zartonk” AYF chapter. For the past year she had worked as the Programs Coordinator at the ANCA-WR Headquarters. Melkon Melkonian is a longtime member of the San Fernando Valley “Sardarabad” AYF chapter and has served on the AYF’s Central Executive. Melkon recently graduated from California State University at Northridge with a degree in political science.
“The East San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Armenian National Committee is proud of Naiery and Melkon,” commented chapter chairman Tomas Azaian. “They represent the best of the new generation of Armenian-Americans – they are diligent, intelligent and committed to public services,” he added.
“The ANCA-WR is pleased that Councilwoman Greuel has enhanced her staff by bringing on board two capable individuals,” explained ANCA-WR Board Member Raffi Hamparian. “We are glad to know that their experiences in the Armenian Community and with the ANC encouragement both Naiery and Melkon to secure very important public sector jobs. Jobs that will help them improve the lives of all the people living in the 2nd Council District,” he added.
Wendy Greuel won election to the Los Angeles City Council in a tightly contested race earlier this year. The Armenian National Committee had endorsed Greuel’s candidacy and strongly urged Armenian-American voters to support her on Election Day. “Councilwoman Greuel is dedicated to serving her constituents and becoming a strong voice in her community,” stated ANCA-WR Government Relations Director Ardashes Kassakhian. “We are excited to see that she has hired two of our community’s best young activists to help her better serve the 2nd District and all residents of Los Angeles.”
The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian-American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters through the United States and affiliated organization around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenia-American community on a broad range of issues.