Australia: Sarkis Yedelian Elected to Ryde City Council

Office of Sarkis Yedelian, Independent Councillor, City of Ryde.
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Unit4, 191 Victoria Rd., (PO Box 631)
Gladesville NSW 2111, Australia

April 5, 2004


Newly elected Councillor for Central Ward, Ryde City Council, Mr Sarkis
Yedelian today thanked the people of Ryde for electing him to serve on Ryde
City Council.

“I am deeply humbled and grateful to the people of Ryde for their support
and trust,” Clr Yedelian said.

“It is an immense honour for me to be given the opportunity to serve the
people of Ryde.

“I convey my sincere thanks to all those people who supported me during the
local government campaign.

Yedelian was elected on a platform on delivering a fresh approach to
dealing with Council issues, and bringing accountability to Ryde City

Yedelian will be calling on Ryde City Council to consider local resident
concerns first and foremost before any decision is taken on the Top Ryde
Urban Village Plan.

Yedelian will also seek to introduce Council-Business partnerships. A
model to seek cooperation with the North Ryde corporate IT business sector
to improve local childcare and sporting facilities.

“Ryde city is a great place to live, and I’ll be doing everything I can to
ensure it remains so,” Clr Yedelian said.

Yedelian has lived in the Ryde area for over 20 years, and operates a
camera and video production business in Gladesville.

Yedelian is a founding and current board member of Community TV
Sydney Ltd., CH31. He is also the president of Armenian TV Sydney
Incorporated. Established in 1994, it is the first and remains the
only Armenian TV broadcast service in Australia run entirely by
volunteers and producing 3 hours of broadcasting each week.

Yedelian is the first Councillor elected in Australia of Armenian
ancestry. He is married with two children.