11 Members Selected for Measure G Oversight Committee

Cyndi Kline
El Vaquero Staff Writer

Eleven members have been selected to serve on the Measure G Oversight Committee, which will monitor how Glendale Community College spends its bond measure money.

Measure G, will provide funds to finish construction, renovate facilities and provide additional parking. The creation of the committee was made necessary by Proposition 39, which was passed in November and requires the appointment of an oversight board to monitor how bond funds are used and to conduct annual audits of bond fund spending.

Tony Tartaglia, 37, selected to represent the local business community, was the first member chosen to serve on the committee.

“I want to use the money for grants. I have a master of arts degree. in business,” Tartaglia said. “I feel I bring a strong position to this committee, as I have strong ties to GCC.”
Tartaglia and his wife are GCC alumni.

Jeannine Stepanian, 18, was chosen to represent district students involved in student government.
“GCC is a wonderful institution, and I am eager to serve. I want to make it an even more wonderful place,” Stepanian said. She is also a member of Young Democrats.

Nicholas Hacopian, 45, was the third member chosen to serve on the committee. He represents the GCC Foundation, a nonprofit support organization dedicated to fund raising.

Hacopian owns Glen-West Management Co. of Glendale, which consists of 90 commercial and residential properties. Hacopian has a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and is a member of Glendale’s Armenian American Chamber of Commerce.

Members selected for the at-large group representing general community interests were Mary Boger, who is a GCC Foundation board member; Armen Janian, who is president of the Armenian American Chamber of Commerce; Charles Veden, foundation board member; Artin Manokian, who is a social worker and the chapter chairperson of the Armenian-American Chamber of Commerce; Charles Ortiz, 46, who is involved in fund raising at Glenoaks Elementary, school president of the Boosters Club at Glendale High School, member of the PTA board of local elementary, middle and high schools; Matthew Huss; and F. Wayland Parsons, a member of Senior Citizens Organization, was chosen as well.

Parsons is a retired member of the Glendale Unified School District.

Richard E. Jutras represents the Members of a Tax Payers Organization, was selected as committee member. Jutras is a former city council member.