Glendale Business Recovery Task Force

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The Glendale City Council remains committed to supporting the local business community. On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the City of Glendale took yet another step to offer direct assistance to the local economy in response to the economic impacts presented by COVID-19 by hosting its first Business Recovery Task Force meeting. The Task Force is comprised of more than 40 stakeholders that represent important industry segments in Glendale, including retail, hospitality, office and healthcare.

The purpose of the Glendale Business Recovery Task Force is to develop a strategy that will be presented to the Glendale City Council for adoption on June 16, 2020. This strategy will detail steps the City can take to ensure businesses can open safely and quickly.

Task force participants include representatives from the following organizations:

  • ABC-TV
  • Americana at Brand
  •  Armenian Relief Society
  •  Basic Training Fitness
  •  Brand Boulevard of Cars
  • Chess Park Tavern
  • City of Glendale
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • GCC/Professional Development Center
  • Glen Arden Club
  • Glendale Chamber of Commerce
  • Glendale Galleria
  • Glendale Unified School District
  • Greater Downtown Glendale Association
  • Hyatt Hotel
  • USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital
  • Kenneth Village Merchants Association
  • Manufacturers Bank
  • Prolase Medical Spa and Laser Clinic
  • Montrose Shopping Park Association
  • Montrose Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce
  • Mountain Rose Gifts
  • New City America
  • Tufenkian Gallery
  • Walt Disney Company
  • YWCA

Kick-Off Meeting – May 21, 2022

Business Recovery Strategy (Adopted 06/16/2020)

-City of Glendale Launches Business Recovery Task Force
-ABC-7 story
-Glendale Hosts First Business Recovery Task Force Meeting

Best Practices on Business Re-Opening

-City of Glendale 2020 Business Recovery Strategy
-Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace
-Recovery Readiness - Cushman & Wakefield
-COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Shopping Malls,
 Destination Shopping Centers, Strip and Outlet Malls, and Swap Meets

-Property Health & Sanitation Program

Task Force Chair: 
Philip Lanzafame, Community Development Director

Task Force Vice Chair:
Darlene Sanchez, Assistant Director of Community Development
To learn more about the Task Force, email Darlene Sanchez at or call 818-548-2005.