Councilmember Vartan Gharpetian

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Gharpetian 0291R

Occupation: Real Estate Broker / Small Business Owner

Current Term of Office: April 2015 -March 2020

Elected: Elected to first term in 2015

City Agencies Headed

  • Chair, Housing Authority (April 2015 - April 2016) 
  • Vice Chair, Housing Authority (Present)
  • Former Commissioner - Historic Preservation Commission (2013-2015)
  • Former Commissioner - Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission (2011-2013)
  • Former Commissioner - Design Review Board (2004-2008)

Contact: VGharpetian@GlendaleCA.GOV

Education: Concorde College


Councilmember Gharpetian and his wife Armina Gharpetian have been married for 25 years.  They have 3 children, all of whom attend Glendale public schools. His wife is currently the Vice President of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education.

Other Positions Held

  • MWD Board Member, Legal & Claims and Real Property & Asset Management Committees
  • Alternate Board Member, Eco Rapid Transit

  • Civic Advisory Board, Glendale Adventist Medical Foundation
  • Member, Glendale Police Foundation
  • Member, The Glendale Historical Society
  • Member, Glendale Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Vice President, D&M Educational Foundation
  • Member, Glendale Association of Realtors
  • Regional Councilmember Representing the 42nd District, Southern California Association of Governments
  • Committee Member, Southern California Association of Governments’ Community, Economic and Human Development Committee
  • Committee Member, League of CA Cities’ Transportation, Communication and Public Works Committee
  • Secretary,  Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority
  • Board Member, California Contract Cities Association