10 March 2014, 18:57
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ANCA town hall meetings to be held in Colorado and Utah

As part of its ongoing outreach initiative throughout the western United States, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) will hold back-to- back Town Hall Meetings in the states of Colorado and Utah. The Colorado Town Hall meeting will take place on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 4:00PM, at Church of God, 9375 Gaylord St., Thornton, CO followed by another in Utah scheduled for Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 7:00pm at Arbat, 375 E. 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT.

“The best part about our town halls is that it allows for a two-way conversation with members of the community. While attendees learn about our work, issues facing Armenian communities across the United States, and how they can make an impact locally, we gain better insight on local challenges and the kinds of resources needed in the area,” stated ANCA WR Executive Director, Elen Asatryan. “We know that the Colorado and Utah Armenian communities have seen a significant change in demographics and growth in the past 10 years and are confident that the town hall meetings will serve as a strong foundation in incorporating strategies that will help attend to these changes,” added Asatryan.

The ANCA-WR town hall series is an effort to reactivate and engage Armenian American communities throughout the Western United States. The meetings are led by ANCA-WR senior staff and Executive Board members, who provide attendees with an overview of the organization, its priorities, and recent developments effecting Armenian-Americans, Armenia and Artsakh. After the presentation, community members have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss issues of concern, make recommendations, and learn about ways to get involved with ANCA efforts locally.

The March 16th Colorado and Utah Town Hall Meetings and the March 19th Utah Town Hall Meeting, which will be led by ANCA-WR Executive Director Elen Asatryan and ANCA-WR Legislative Affairs Director Haig Baghdassarian succeed those held in Houston, TX, Seattle, WA, Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Fresno, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Boise, Idaho.

For more information about the upcoming ANCA Town Hall meetings individuals are encouraged to contact the ANCA-WR office by emailing [email protected] or by calling 818.500.1918.

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