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The GWP Commission acts as an advisory body to GWP. It consists of five Glendale residents who serve without compensation and are appointed by a majority of the City Council for three-year terms. Their duties are outlined in the Glendale Municipal Code.

To contact GWP Commissioners, email GWPCommission@GlendaleCA.gov

Current Members

Commissioner Kedikian

Roland Kedikian - President 

Roland Kedikian has been a practicing attorney since 1997 focusing exclusively in bankruptcy law. He provides debt relief services to individuals and businesses experiencing financial hardship. With offices in Glendale and Arcadia, he serves the southern California communities and cities within the San Fernando and San Gabriel valley regions.

Prior to transitioning into law, Roland worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an engineer where he helped develop vibration suppression methodology for use on satellite systems. Roland subsequently transitioned into law where he obtained certification as a patent attorney.

Roland received his bachelors of science in aerospace engineering in 1993 from Cal Poly Pomona and his JD from Southwestern University School of Law in 1997. He is active in civic communities and has been a resident of Glendale since 2001.

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Andy Carrasco - Secretary 

Andy Carrasco is the Director of Regional Public Affairs for the SoCal Gas Company. He’s held positions in Supplier Diversity, Public Affairs and Marketing. He’s has been with SoCalGas for over 19 years.

Previously, Andy worked for the City of Los Angeles- Department of Water and Power. He held positions in Power Generation, Environmental Services and Marketing. Andy has been in the energy field for over 30 years.

Andy earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from California State University Northridge.

He has lived in Glendale since 2010.

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Sarojini Lall - Commissioner 

Sarojini Lall serves as District Director for Assemblymember Laura Friedman, representing the 43rdDistrict, including Glendale, Burbank, La Canada and parts of east Los Angeles and unincorporated LA County.  Previously, Sarojini was a public affairs consultant with Marathon Communications for seven years, working with a variety of business and nonprofit clients, including renewable energy developers.

Prior to her work in public affairs, Sarojini worked as a fundraiser for nonprofits, including the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association and the American Film Institute.  She started her career in development at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. Lall is an alumna of Smith College, and has a Master’s Degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London.  Prior to her appointment to the GWP Commission, Ms. Lall previously served briefly on the Commission on the Status of Women. She has lived in Glendale since 2001.

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Hrand Avanessian - Commissioner

Hrand Avanessian has over 45 years experience in the development and design of power systems. Mr. Avanessian received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Pahlavi (Shiraz) University in Iran, and holds a PE Certification in States of California and Nevada. His area of specialization is Power System Studies

Mr. Avanessian has worked for ORSA Substation Consulting Engineers Co.; Hampton Tedder High Voltage Testing Co.; Parsons Inc.; WorleyParsons Inc, Fluor Inc. At this time he is running his own company Hi Tech Era Inc.

Recent Affiliations:

- Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 
- Chairman of IEEE IAS, Los Angeles Chapter, 2005-2007
- IEEE PES SFV Chapter Chair, 2010
- IEEE SFV Section Chair, 2015
- IEEE PES SFV Chapter Chair, 2018

Recent Presentations:
- "Over-Voltages at Motor Terminals because of  ASDs"
- "Voltage Sag", Presented in CSUN (Northridge University)
- “Reliability-Centered Maintenance”, Presented in IEEE SFV PES, Sep. 19, 2013
- “Electrical Power System Analysis”, Presented in IEEE SFV PES, Dec. 06, 2012
-“Transformer Connections and Grounding Issues in DR to EPS Connections”, IEEE SFV PES, Oct. 06, 2011
-“Energy Efficiency in US Buildings”, Presented in IEEE SFV PES, Nov. 06, 2011
-“DR to EPS Interconnection Issues”, Presented in IEEE SFV PES, Sep. 02, 2010
- Distributed Generation: Presented in IEEE IAS LA Chapter
- Arc-Flash Calculations: Presented in Parsons, Pasadena
- Power System Analysis: Presented in UCLA 

 

 

Attending a Commission Meeting

Glendale residents are encouraged to attend monthly GWP Commission meetings to share suggestions, compliments, complaints, ideas and provide feedback on our programs. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month in the Glendale City Council Chambers at 4:00 p.m., and usually last two hours.

Presentations made to the GWP Commission can be seen by viewing City of Glendale's Streaming Video Archive page.