GLENDALE, CA—The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region Board of Directors welcomed the news of Zareh Sinanyan submitting his candidacy for Glendale City Council. Sinanyan, who resigned his position as treasurer of the ANCA-WR Board earlier this week, launched his campaign on Thursday morning. Sinanyan served on the ANCA-WR Board for over two years. He had previously served on the executive boards of ANCA local chapters in Burbank and Glendale. “Zareh has served the ANCA and our community faithfully and honorably over the many years of his selfless service,” said ANCA-WR Co-Chair Nora Hovsepian. “His departure is a loss for our organization but we understand and fully support his decision to take this exciting next step and we believe that the City of Glendale and its citizens are fortunate to have a dedicated public servant like Zareh running to represent them in the upcoming elections.” Sinanyan chose to resign his post to avoid any conflict of interest as a candidate for elective office. “My time at the ANCA was one of personal growth and collaboration with an incredibly motivated and dedicated group of individuals. I thank them for being supportive of my decision and look forward to continuing to serve the City Glendale and its residents,” said Sinanyan. The Glendale City Council election is on April 2, 2013. For more information on the election, you may visit http://www.glendalevotes.org/. The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.