Commission on the Status of Women

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Meeting Dates/Time: 2nd Monday evening, 5:30 p.m., on a Quarterly basis.

Meeting Location: Council Chambers, 613 E. Broadway Ave Map to meeting location

     Agendas & Minutes

    Commission Board Members Appointed By   Current Term Term Ends 
    Lynda Burns Sinanyan  2 April 2021
    Armine Perian
    Devine   1  April 2019
    Seda Khojayan Najarian  1 April 2017 
    Ilin Magran   Gharpetian  1 April 2019
    Elena Semerdjian Agajanian
    1 April 2021 


    To learn more about the Commission and to view publications and resources, please click here. 

    To contact Board/Commission members please click: here


    The Commission on the Status of Women shall assess and evaluate the needs and issues of women in the City in order to inform and advise the City Council, City departments and sections, and other community agencies and organizations of those needs and issues; recommend programs or legislation to the City Council to promote and ensure equal rights and opportunities to and for women in the City; to promote education on issues regarding matters involving the needs of women and to prepare and disseminate such information; provide outreach information and education that empowers women to achieve self-sufficiency and self-esteem; maintain an active liaison with groups, organizations, agencies and individuals in regard to issues related to women; perform other duties as may be imposed upon the Commission by the City Council by ordinance or resolution.


    • Five members
    • Four year terms
    • Three term limit
    • Two (2) student ex officio non-voting members serve one year terms and are appointed by the commission.
    • No compensation


    The five (5) members of the commission on the status of women shall be electors of the City of Glendale at the time of their appointment and during incumbency. The two (2) student ex officio members shall be students at the high school level or above. The five (5) members of the commission shall be individuals who have exhibited leadership qualities in the community or other activities relating to the general welfare of women. Elected officials may not serve on the commission. Active commissioners are not allowed to serve on more than one board/commission/committee (as defined in Title 2 of the Glendale Municipal Code) at the same time.

    Additional Information

    Visit the Commission on the Status of Women website to learn more about upcoming events, articles, reports, resources and information about the commissioners.

    For additional information, please see the Glendale Municipal Code, Title 2, Chapters 2.36 and 2.38.

    Contact Board/Commission Members

    Department: Management Services
    Contact Name: Christine Powers
    Address: 613 E. Broadway, Rm. 200
    Glendale, CA 91206
    Tel: (818) 548-4844
    Fax: (818) 547-6740