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Armineh Chelebian For
City Council 2011


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For City Council 2011
March 8th 2011 Election -
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Biography Summary

LAUSD:

Armineh is a 12 year LAUSD parent, as both her Children attended LAUSD as well as private schools:

* EL Camino Real High School -LAUSD

-Elected Parent to School Learn Leadership council 2001-2002, and 2002-2003 school years -2 year term

* George Ellery Hale Middle School-LAUSD
-Elected Parent to School Learn Leadership council 2001-2002 and 2002-2003- 2 years term
-School Improvement committee for four school years and served as the Chair for three years
-School staff hiring subcommittee to hire an Assistant Principal
-Budget subcommittee
-California Distinguished School application writing committee
-Learn School Sight Action Plan writing Committee
-Member of PTA

* Calabash Elementary-LAUSD
Served as: Elected parent to School Leadership Board-2 years

* AGBU- Manoogian-Demirdjian Private School
Served on: PTA


LAPD:
Served as: Block Captain / neighborhood watch, while residing in West Hills



Republican Party:


* 40th AD Republican County Central Committee
-Publicly elected member to 40th AD County Central Committee 2004 & 2006 & 2008
-Chair of 40th AD Republican County Central Committee 2004-2008

* Los Angeles County Republican Party
-Executive Board member of Los Angeles County Republican Party serving as Assistant Treasurer
2005-2008

* California Republican Party
-California Republican Party-Delegate 2007-2010
-CRP Member elected member to CRP Platform Committee and Platform Drafting Committee 2007-2010

* Republican Clubs

Member of:
California Republican Women Federated:
-Canoga Park West Hills RWF-Served 2006 & 2004: as Auditor. 2007 -4th VP Campaign & Precinct Operations, 2006-Chair of Communications/Public relations/press, 2005-3rd V.P. Membership.
-Associate member of: Woodland Hills RWF; Reseda/Tarzan RWF; Northridge-SFV Girls RWF
West Valley Republican Club
San Fernando Valley Republican Club



Campaigns:

* 2006- Poochigian for Attorney General: Surrogate Speaker .Co-Chair of campaign in San Fernando Valley & Chair of Armenian outreach in the Valley

* 2005- Statewide Special Elections for Nov. 8th. Administered, and operated the 40th AD Special Election Republican Headquarters, managed all the volunteers and related tasks. Appeared & was interviewed on multiple ethnic media shows representing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's and California Republican Party's side on issues

* 2004- President Bush/Cheney-part of San Fernando Valley Campaign team as: Campaign Precinct Manager -responsible for 113 precincts within 40th Assembly District

* 2001-2009, Campaign Treasurer for Honorable Bob Yousefian, two terms Councilmember and one term Mayor of the City of Glendale, CA. 

* 2003 & 2006 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign

* Other various Republican candidates and campaigns

* Voter registration.


Professional background:

After graduating from CSUN Armineh got her first career related job as a Medicare-Provider Auditor with Blue Cross of California in Woodland Hills. Since then Armineh moved on to a 25+ year professional career with well-rounded experience in areas of: Auditing, Accounting, Management, Budgeting, Financial Analysis, Tax, Purchasing, Vendor Negotiation, Consulting and Business Entrepreneurship, working for employers such as: Blue Cross of California (Medicare Auditor), Cedars- Sinai Medical Center (Financial Management Analyst), Medical Center of N. Hollywood (Sr. Financial Analyst/Sr. Staff Accountant), Visiting Nurse Association of Los Angeles -VNA of Los Angeles (Controller-Director of Accounting and Purchasing). In 1993 Armineh also obtained her life agent license and gave a shot at the industry for a couple of years by working with Principal Financial as well as Mass Mutual. In 1994 she went on to establish her own home based Accounting business- A.S.C. Accounting and Financial Consulting Services where she has been since!
Armineh Chelebian's Biography Summary:

Education:

* California State University, Northridge -CSUN
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration-Accounting-1984

* Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High School-1979
* Nevart Goulbengian/Marie Manoogian Armenian  elementary/middle/high school -AGBU


In the Community:

* Reseda Neighborhood Council: Board member: 2010-2012

* Winnetka Neighborhood Council: Board member: 2003-2010

Chair of Public Works Transportation Committee WNC: 2003-2010
As the Chair of Public Works Transportation Committee; initiated, organized, participated, worked and brought forward recommendations to the full WNC board on supporting many community beautifications and clean up projects such as: Mayor's Day of Service and Big Sunday: where funds were  allocated and  tasks were organized in order to feed hundreds of volunteers and also to help purchase trees, plants, rocks, gloves, supplies for the school campus beautification, school gardens, furniture, murals, campus clean ups, as well as residential block clean ups.

Some of the participating schools were: West Valley Occupational Center, Sunny Brae Elementary, Runny Mead Elementary, Sutter Middle School's Bridges program. Also some other projects worked on were: street resurfacing, traffic improvement, parking enforcement signs, cross walk beautification, speed limit enforcement reading equipment, placement of speed bumps and humps, business district improvement -CRA, water and power related issues and DWP-MOU oversight representation, LA River-beautification, median beautification, street banners, MTA orange line, tree adoption events through Million Tree Initiative and animal welfare-DAW, to name a few. The Committee worked very closely with various community organizations, members, city departments, officials and representatives as well as LAPD, in addressing many community related public works, beautification, safety and transportation issues.

Chair of Interfaith Committee WNC, 2007-2010
As the Chair, brought forward and appointed to the committee, leaders representing various faith organizations in the community, including Valley Interfaith Council. The committee members then had a chance to learn about Winnetka Neighborhood Council and each other. They discussed possible ways of working together to bring forward joint community outreach projects sponsored by Winnetka NC and their participating joint organizations, such as; community clean up and beautification projects, feeding the needy, youth and family outreach events and so on.

Served as: Vice Chair of Land Use/ PLUM Committee, member of PLUM Committee, member of By-laws and Finance Committee, appointed member to DWP MOU-Oversight Committee, Appointed member to Council Member Greig Smith's CD 12 Service Cabinet

* Winnetka Chamber of Commerce -Board Member 2009-2010

* Valley Vote -Board of Director Member 2003-present:     
                                                         
Served as: Co-Chair of Valley Vote Education Committee, Chair of Charter School Reform Committee, member of the Campaign Finance Reform Committee, member of Finance-Business Tax Reform Committee, member of Neighborhood Council Committee

* Valley Million Tree Initiative Committee-Mayor Villiaraigosa's Office
Helped organize some tree adoption events at local schools and festival

* Valley 2010 Census Committee - Senator Alex Padilla's Office, representing Winnetka


Running for Office:

* 2008 California State Assembly 40th AD. (Endorsements)  Won the Republican Primary
* 2008 General election results below:


ASSEMBLY - 40TH DISTRICT
* 2006 Primary- California State Assembly 40th AD. (Endorsements)
* 2003- L.A. City Council District #12
* 2002- Valley City Council District #3 during Secession - endorsed by LA Daily News
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