NOMINEES FOR 2018-19 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

Two Year Terms (Five Seats)

Andrew Allison (incumbent)

Andrew is an architect specializing in the design and architecture of mass transit facilities, with a particular interest in how these facilities can positively impact their urban and suburban locations. He has been a Glendale resident since 2008, and lives in the 1963 Peterka House (No. 112 on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources) in the Adams Hill area of South Glendale. His Mid-century Modern house was featured in TGHS’s 2015 “Mad for Modern” Home Tour. He is especially interested in the preservation of buildings from this era, along with the challenges associated with these efforts. Andrew is excited to live in his eclectic Adams Hill community; he hopes to encourage the establishment of more historic districts in the area and is working on a walking tour of notable Mid-century Modern homes in his neighborhood. He currently serves on the Preservation Advocacy Committee. Andrew was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2018 to fill a vacant seat.

Lilian Balasanian

Raised in Toronto, Lilian lived in New York City before moving to the Los Angeles area in 2014 and relocating to Glendale earlier this year. Lilian has always been passionate about history and historic preservation and, as a brand new Glendale resident, was inspired to join The Glendale Historical Society after attending a number of TGHS events. She graduated from Cornell Law School in 2011 and currently works as in-house counsel at DINE Brands Global in Glendale. In her spare time, Lilian loves to ride horses, hike and daydream about the future Craftsman bungalow she will one day call home.

Robert Gordon

Robert brings considerable public sector experience to the Board as an educator for 28 years in the Los Angeles, Riverside, and Moreno Valley Unified School Districts. He was Principal of the California Gold Ribbon School Hendrick Ranch Elementary for 15 years. Robert retired in 2014 and moved to Glendale, where he wasted no time in becoming active in the community. He was named to the Glendale Educational Foundation Board of Directors and also became President of the Friends of the Glendale Public Library. He has also been extremely active with TGHS, earning him the 2018 Volunteer Award. For the last three years, Robert has led the effort to organize the annual Restoration Expo, a free community event that provides valuable information and resources to homeowners interested in preserving their vintage properties. For the past four years, he has been the mover and shaker behind the silent auction for TGHS’s annual Gala & Benefit. Robert lives with his wife Leslie, a Doctors House docent, in a 1933 English Revival located in the Ard Eevin-Highlands Historic District.

Steve Hunt (incumbent)

Steve brings a wealth of volunteer experience to the Board. He was involved in the Glendale Jaycees for 10 years and was chairman of the Days of the Verdugos Parade and the committee that created the Days of the Verdugos Association. He currently is a volunteer at Glendale Memorial Hospital, Treasurer of the Altadena Senior Men’s Golf Club, and a member of TGHS’s Events Committee, a docent at the Doctors House Museum, and Chair of the Fundraising Committee. Born in Pasadena, his family moved to Glendale in 1947 where Steve went through the school system, graduating from Hoover High, followed by Occidental College. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2015 and named Treasurer in 2016.

Joemy Wilson (incumbent)

Since joining TGHS in 2013, Joemy has served as a docent at the Doctors House and for the annual Home Tour and Taste of Spain. In 2016, Joemy curated a special exhibit for the Doctors House, Fanny Briggs Carr: Glendale Pioneer, concerning the life of an early cosmetics entrepreneur dubbed the “Cucumber Cream Queen” by the Los Angeles Times. A lifelong architecture enthusiast, Joemy has led house tours for the Iconic Houses Conference at the Getty and for Pasadena Heritage. She also leads tours of the Brand Library. For 12 years as an international tour director, she led people on vacations from Austria to Zimbabwe, and she is the author of Coming Up on Your Left: A Tour Guide’s Guidebook. Currently Joemy serves as Development Director for the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College. Joemy was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2017 to fill a vacant seat.

The 2018-19 Nominating Committee

Elissa Glickman, Greg Grammer, and Zara Rostomian