Steve Hunt Elected GHS President

The Glendale Historical Society (TGHS) has elected long-time Glendale resident Steve Hunt to be its president for the 2018-19 year. Hunt, who served as treasurer for the past two years, replaces Greg Grammer, who stepped down as president after seven years. Joining Hunt as TGHS officers for 2018-19 are Catherine Jurca, vice president, Preservation Advocacy; Derek Catao, vice president, Outreach; Andrew Allison, secretary; and Zara Rostomian, treasurer.

“I look forward to ensuring that The Glendale Historical Society continues to celebrate and preserve Glendale’s rich and diverse history and architectural heritage to enhance the community today and in future generations,” Hunt said. “Increasing the number of historic districts and landmark designations, presenting top-notch tours and special events to showcase Glendale’s treasured architecture, enhancing the Doctor’s House Museum and growing our membership will also continue to be top priorities.”

Hunt has a wealth of volunteer experience. He was involved in the Glendale Jaycees for 10 years and was chairman of the Days of the Verdugos Parade and the committee that created the Days of the Verdugos Association. He currently is a volunteer at Glendale Memorial Hospital and treasurer of the Altadena Senior Men’s Golf Club.

Born in Pasadena, his family moved in 1947 to Glendale, where Hunt went through the school system, graduating from Hoover High, followed by Occidental College. In 1963, he and his wife married and, after two years in Eagle Rock, moved back to Glendale where he has remained since. He was elected to the TGHS board of directors in 2015 and named treasurer in 2016. During his time on the TGHS board, Hunt has spearheaded many new fundraising activities, organized tours in partnership with Forest Lawn Memorial Park and initiated restoration projects at the Doctor’s House Museum.

In addition to the officers and Grammer, the other members of the board of directors for 2018-19 are Lilian Balasanian, Laura Crook, Robert Gordon, Marcia Hanford and Joemy Wilson.

The Glendale Historical Society (TGHS) advocates for the preservation of important Glendale landmarks, supports maintaining the historic character of Glendale’s neighborhoods, educates the public about and engages the community in celebrating and preserving Glendale’s history and architectural heritage, and operates the Doctor’s House Museum. TGHS is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and donations to TGHS are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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