Frank V. Zerunyan, JD

City: Rolling Hills Estates City
Position Seeking: Councilmember

Question 1: Please share the most meaningful arts and cultural experience you had growing up. 

Visiting the Louvre on a regular basis as I attended middle and high school in Paris, France.

Question 2: What do you think should be the role of City Council in the development and support of the region's arts and cultural infrastructure?

Very important! Councils must be supportive of all intersectoral opportunities to promote the arts and culture. Government is not the best place for the arts to reside but not for profits with a clear mission are. Helping NFP’s achieve their mission through clear rules is the responsibility of government at every level.

Question 3: What’s your vision for the city? What role, if any, does art and culture play in achieving that vision?

Culture and the arts are front an center on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. We have robust organizations like PV Arts Center and the Norris to capture the essence of our community and guide young minds with the availability of the arts.

Questions 4: A recent report by the Otis College of Design found that 1 in every 7 jobs in LA County is supports the creative sector and economy in Los Angeles County. What strategies, if any, would you pursue to enhance the region’s creative economy (i.e. cultural tourism, indirect and direct jobs, nonprofit and for profit organizations)?

LA as a region is among few in the United States with a rich culture in Cinematic arts, theater and graphics. Governments must again support intersectoral opportunities to promote the arts for enrichment as well as the creation of jobs for upward mobility.