Senator Portantino Recognizes Yasmin Beers as 2018 Woman of the Year
Glendale, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge has selected Glendale City Manager Yasmin Beers as the 2018 Woman of the Year. She is the first woman to serve as city manager and her role is to supervise nearly 2000 city employees. Formerly, she has served as the city’s Chief Operating Officer, the Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager and Interim City Manager. She was previously a member of the Soroptismist International of Glendale and a Board Member of the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross. In 2011, Yasmin was recognized by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and in 2013 she was a recipient of The Armenian American Woman of Excellence Award.
“It is such an honor to be able to recognize Yasmin as Women of the Year from Senate District 25. She is an outstanding administrator who engages in numerous acts of civic responsibilities, volunteerism, and community services. Her advocacy and dedication to Glendale serves as a sterling example for all of us to follow. Yasmin is just a great person serving an equally great community,” commented Senator Portantino.
The California State Legislature first recognized March as Women’s History Month in 1987 and has continued the tradition. Each year, members of the State Legislature recognize the exceptional women in their district with a celebration commemorating their efforts. This year, Senator Portantino is recognizing Yasmin. She began her career in 1987 as an employee in the Glendale Public Library while attending Hoover High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the California State University, Northridge and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University. Today, Yasmin and her husband Dan currently live in Glendale with their two children.