The Burbank Management Association acknowledges the professional accomplishments of our members and their departments. Please submit your professional and departmental accomplishments to Jennifer Moran.
IT Network Support Analyst IV Garen Essakhanian 2021 City Employee of the Year
For more than 20 years, Garen Essakhanian has been an integral member of the City’s Information Technology Department. The past two years have been particularly brimming with challenge and opportunity for IT, and Garen has risen to face it all with determination and tenacity. The pandemic forced a reimagining of technology services for the City of Burbank. Garen led the IT team to facilitate televised virtual public meetings, migrate to new systems allowing for remote work for City employees, deploy programming to enable easy and secure access to online pay statements, setup technology for the City’s vaccination clinic, and so much more. Garen was also key to the City’s response to two major cyber-security attacks, taking fast decisive action to protect the City from serious compromise in the past year. Garen has exerted an unlimited effort to ensure IT Operations continue no matter the circumstance, often working 24×7 ensuring the needs of his customers were met. His invaluable skills, commitment to the City, and work ethic make him an esteemed member of the City team. Congrats Garen!