|Mayor of Glendale|
April 2011 – April 2012
|Glendale City Councilmember|
Laura Friedman is a member of the Glendale City Council. She served as mayor of Glendale from April 2011 to April 2012. She was elected as a Glendale City Council member in 2009 and was elected mayor by her City Council colleagues in April 2011. She is active in a number of local organizations, including the Metropolitan Water District, Independent Cities Association, Arroyo Verdugo Council of Governments Steering Committee, League of CA Cities Housing, Glendale Design Review Board, Society of Architectural Historians, and Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee.
Since 2000, Friedman has owned and managed a small business (PlanetGlass.net), a web-based art glass dealership. Between 1998 and 1999, Friedman was the Vice President of Development at Cort/Madden Company. Between 1994 and 1997, Friedman was the Vice President of Development at Rysher Entertainment, where she oversaw the production of approximately ten feature films annually as well as extensive television programming. In 1995, Friedman was the co-producer of the Warner Brothers release It Takes Two. In 1996 she was associate producer of House Arrest; executive producer of Foxfire,; executive producer of the family film Zeus and Roxanne; and associate producer of the independent film Aberration, which was released by LIVE Entertainment.
- City of Glendale website
- Levine, Brittany (April 9, 2012). "Mayor Laura Friedman baffled by colleagues' indecision". Glendale News-Press.
- Friedman is named mayor. Glendale News-Press, April 19, 2011
- Biography at City of Glendale website
- "Qualifications". Votelaurafriedman.com. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2011-11-05.