Senior Field Deputy Baydsar Thomasian has been recognized by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce as a "Woman of Distinction", and will be properly celebrated at the Chamber's annual Women of Distinction luncheon on Tuesday, May 23rd. In service to the 13th Council District, Baydsar predates even me: she started as a field deputy for now-Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg when Jackie was CD13's representative, and began building real relationships with residents and businesses in Hollywood and throughout city government. She consistently wows constituents and city workers alike with her commitment to the community and her delightful personality. You can't walk past more than three stars on the Walk of Fame without meeting someone that Baydsar has helped out. She's also my chief liaison to the Armenian community, and she was an invaluable guide when I travelled to that country last year.
And for those of you haven't met her yet: it's pronounced "BYE-tzar".
UPDATE: Baydsar accepted her award in style and with grace, despite the best efforts of her cheering section.