Armenian National Committee of New York
PO Box 693
Woodside, NY 11377
April 15, 2004
Contact: Tony Vartanian
ANC OF NEW YORK MEETS WITH COUNCILMEMBER ERIC GIOIA
WOODSIDE, NY–The Armenian National Committee (ANC) of New York recently met
with New York City Councilmember Eric Gioia (D) to discuss numerous issues
of concern to the Armenian American community and to introduce him to the
work of the ANC.
“We are happy to have had the opportunity to meet with Councilor Gioia to
brief him on the Armenian American community of New York City, the Armenian
Genocide and upcoming commemoration events, and the various issues the ANC
pursues,” remarked Tony Vartanian, Chairman of the ANC of New York. “We
appreciate the Councilman’s enthusiasm to become more involved with our
concerns and look forward to continuing to work with him in the future to
promote a number of mutual interests,” continued Vartanian.
“One of our first priorities will be to reintroduce Councilor Gioia to the
local Armenian American community. We are in the process of scheduling an
event so that Mr. Gioia will be in a position to personally discuss a number
of issues with New York City Armenian Americans,” concluded Vartanian.
Reelected in 2003, Councilor Gioia, the representative for the 26th
district–which includes Long Island City, Woodside, Sunnyside, Astoria, and
Maspeth–serves as the Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations
committee. In addition, Councilmember Gioia has served on the Land Use
Committee and the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, as well as the
Committees on Finance, Economic Development, Cultural Affairs and Libraries,
Waterfronts, and Civil Service and Labor.
Prior to his election to the New York City Council, Giola served in the
Clinton White House and practiced law at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, and McCloy.
The Armenian National Committee (ANC) is the largest Armenian American
grassroots political organization in New York and nationwide. The ANC
actively advances a broad range of issues of concern to the Armenian