By Lila Seidman
GLENDALE (Glendale News-Press) — Glendale City Council member Zareh Sinanyan is stepping down from his municipal post to accept a position with the Armenian government.
Sinanyan, first elected to the local council in 2013, announced his resignation on Friday, June 7, according to a city statement.
“Zareh has had a very positive impact on City Council,” Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian said. “He’s very analytical. He reads the material and understands the issues.”
Sinanyan will be in charge of Armenia’s diaspora affairs, reporting to the country’s prime minister, according to Armenian news outlets.
In the role, he will be a liaison between Armenia and its communities around the world, according to Najarian, citing conversations he had with Sinanyan, who could not be reached for comment.