Armenian community honors CVTC

Photo by Mark ABAJIAN CV Weekly saleswoman Lisa Yeghiayan, left with certificate, was recognized by members of Armenian civic organizations at the recent CVTC meeting for her volunteer work with CVHS Prom Plus. With her, from left, are Anahid Sahakian, newly elected councilman Harry Leon and CVTC president Cheryl Davis.

On Wednesday Nov. 18, members of Crescenta Valley Armenian Community Center, Armenian National Committee-Crescenta Valley and Armenian Cultural Foundation-Crescenta Valley board members attended the CV Town Council meeting held in the La Crescenta Library and presented President Cheryl Davis and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Captain David Silversparre with certificates of excellence.

This was an acknowledgement for their work during last year’s Station Fire, mud slides and community outreach efforts when the town council and affiliated agencies worked tirelessly to evacuate and safe guard their constituencies.

The event was coordinated by CVTC’s newly elected member Harry Leon.

At conclusion, Arick Gevorkian, chair of CV Armenian Community Center, and board members of Homenetmen “Shant” chapter presented every member of council with Navasartian gold medals and recognized their championship service to the community.

“It is my honor and privilege to stand in this beautiful new library and express the gratitude of the Armenian American communities of the foothills for your dedication, and commitment that has made our vibrant little town the envy of all,” Gevorkian said. “Truly you have made this town the ‘crown jewel’ of any jewel city and we commend you for that.”

Also honored that evening were CVTC and Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition members Kim Mattersteig and Robbyn Battles with certificates of appreciation for their public service.

Lisa Yeghiayan was honored by the Crescenta Valley High School Armenian Parents Club for her outstanding service as a volunteer at Crescenta Valley High School and with her work with Prom Plus.

At the end of the meeting every CVTC member present was awarded a medal.

“For the past 35 years Homenetmen scouts and athletes have held pan-Armenian Olympics in Southern California during the Fourth of July weekend,” Gevorkian said.

The medals are for champions and, he added, “You are all champions in our