Victory for Armenian-Americans in Hollywood Neighborhood Council Elections

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – The Armenian Council of America is proud to announce the victory of Jirair Tossounian and Maria Yepremian in the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council (HSDNC) election.

“Through the hard work, determination and support from the Armenian-American community, Jirair and Maria have been elected to serve on the HSDNC where they will have the opportunity to address the needs and concerns of the district, which encompasses a large Armenian-American constituency,” said ACA Chairman Sevak Khatchadorian. “I’d like to take this moment to congratulate these two astounding citizens who will serve as shining examples of civic participation for Armenian-American youth who have an interest in leadership and community organizing. I am confidence that they serve their terms with due diligence and extreme professionalism making the Armenian-American community proud to be represented by them.”

Tossounian, who will be serving the HSDNC on the Property Owner Governors seat is a Hollywood native and has been actively involved within the neighborhood, through the Melrose Hill Neighborhood Association as well as the HSDNC, where he Chaired the Bylaws and Elections Committee.

He has been an active member of the Armenian Church Youth Organization at St. John Armenian Church in Hollywood, and currently serves on the Board of the Armenian Council of America. In addition chairing the Bylaws and Elections Committee, he has served on the Planning Land Use Management Committee, the Outreach Committee, and the Public Safety Committee for the HSDNC.

Yepremian will be serving on the same Neighborhood Council as a Youth Governor. She has been a part of HSDNC and East Hollywood Neighborhood Council (EHNC) respectively. She has also been an active participant in being different stakeholders within the community closer together through the once a year Hollywood Relay for Life event, which brings government officials and residents together to fight against cancer. She currently attends the University of Southern California and is studying Mechanical Engineering.

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