25 Mar Supervisor Barger declares April as Armenian History Month
I am eager to share that during the March 31 Board of Supervisors meeting, I will declare April as Armenian History Month with my colleague Supervisor Janice Hahn. You can find the motion here, and as you know, I take great pride in this declaration every year.
Since my election, I have been honored to recognize community members of Armenian heritage who were nominated by local organizations for their contributions to culture, civics, business, and faith in our region. Traditionally, we honor those individuals at our Board of Supervisors meetings on a Tuesday in April. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, all presentations at the Board of Supervisors during April have been canceled. Additionally, I am saddened to share that the Board’s traditional Day of Remembrance, originally scheduled for April 21 to commemorate and honor the lives lost during the Armenian Genocide, must be canceled as well.
I am proud to call each of you friends and thank you for your leadership through this difficult time. As the Armenian History Month motion states, we will hold onto the lessons taught to us by our Armenian friends to persevere in unity.
Thank you all, and as always, do not hesitate to contact my office with any comments or questions.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors