Raffe Deirmenjian is a public figure.
Deirmenjian, as a member of the West San Fernando Valley ANCA, has worked diligently to have the Armenian Genocide included in the Los Angeles Unified School District's curriculum, and during a time of racial conflict at local Grant High School, worked with students and administrators to successfully settle the conflict.
In October 2006 Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti has appointed Raffe Deirmenjian to serve on the city's Human Relations Commission Advisory Committee that strives to promote positive race and human relation in the increasingly complex and multicultural county of Los Angeles.
The Commission teams with law enforcement, schools, cities, community-based organizations, youth, academics, policy makers, businesses and other leaders, to bring key players together to resolve immediate inter-cultural conflicts.
"Having worked closely within the ANCA, Raffe has the necessary background in not only managing human relations, but also grasping the ideals that help to overcome prejudice, bias, and other divisive attitudes that can lead to inter-cultural tension," said Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region (ANCA-WR)Chairman Steven Dadaian stressing that Deirmenjian was an ideal candidate for the position.
"It's rare to find a person with such a diverse background," said Dadaian.
Just before the appointment Derimenjian was the Second Vice President of Wealth Management at Smith Barney, who also carries education in political science and business marketing and had five years of hands-on experience on Wall Street, coupled with consistent and practical public policy experience within the ANCA.
"He fits the ideal profile to serve on this Commission whose mission is to lay the groundwork for a long-term campaign to eradicate unfair practices, while working within the system," remarked Dadaian.
Also appointed to the Human Relations Commission Advisory Committee were Vicky Ortega, Karen Hallock, Al Garcia, and Jose Roberto Hernandez.
- Raffe Deirmenjian Named to L.A. Human Relations Commission, California Courier Online, April 27, 2006