Mayor Avedisian to Emcee ANCA-ER Banquet

NEW YORK—The Armenian National Committee of America, Eastern Region (ANCA-ER) will hold its fourth annual banquet on Dec. 4 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, R.I., with Armenian American mayor Scott Avedisian of Warwick as master of ceremonies.

“We are proud to have one of our own, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, host our first banquet that will be held outside New York City,” said ANCA-ER chairperson Steve Mesrobian. “He is a dynamic and energetic community leader who has supported the efforts of the ANCA for many years. We look forward to his participation as master of ceremonies and to his ongoing representation of our community on the political scene.”

Born in Rhode Island, Avedisian is the great-grandson of Armenian Genocide survivors. On Nov. 2, Avedisian easily won his seventh successive term as mayor of Warwick garnering more than 80 percent of the vote. During his tenure as mayor of Rhode Island’s second largest city, he has been a champion of human services reform, environmental protection, children’s rights, and community service.

“I am honored to emcee this year’s banquet,” said Avedisian. “I have drawn much strength from my Armenian heritage and from the support provided by the Armenian American community. I look forward to this event that highlights the strength of Armenian American advocacy under the leadership of the ANCA.”

The evening will begin with a silent auction and cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and awards program at 8 p.m. Honorees to receive the ANCA-ER Freedom Award and the Vahan Cardashian Award will be announced shortly.

Last year, more than 300 supporters attended the third annual banquet held at Espace in New York City, and the ANCA-ER is excited to be in the planning phase of what is expected to be another successful event. For more information and reservations, email the ANCA-ER at [email protected] or call (917) 428-1918.

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