I love Manhattan Beach and care about its future.  

We  need leaders who will bring our community together to face our many challenges.  We are all hurting.  From businesses to schools, our seniors and families, and the City itself.   


I'm ready.  For nearly 30 years I have committed myself to public service in Manhattan Beach, bringing residents together to get things done. 

Before that, I spent 17 years with Ernst & Young  helping clients develop and implement financial, process and customer service systems to save money and deliver better, more efficient customer service to their clients.  I am ready to go to work for the City of Manhattan Beach to ensure we save every dime and answer every call.  

I'll use my nearly 20 years of experience and relationships with our school district to enhance our partnership, especially in light of the recent difficulties; my experience as a daughter caring for aging parents to enhance services to our older adults; and as the mother of 4 children, I want the next generation to enjoy  great schools, a healthy environment, a thriving business community, and safe streets.

Our City needs a leader that listens and acts with wisdom, responsibility, and positivity even in these unprecedented times.   I would be honored to earn one of your three votes on November 3rd.  


Let’s Go Manhattan Beach, Brighter Days are Ahead!  



Endorsed By: 

  • Al Muratsuchi, Assemblymember

  • Nancy Hersman •  Manhattan Beach City Council, Former MBUSD Board Member

  • Hildy Stern • Manhattan Beach City Council

  • Amy Howorth • Former Manhattan Beach Mayor/Councilmember

  • Joan Jones • Former Manhattan Beach Mayor/Councilmember

  • David Lesser • Former  Manhattan Beach Mayor/Councilmember

  • Wayne Powell • Former Manhattan Beach Mayor/Councilmember

  • Portia Cohen • Former Mayor, City of Manhattan Beach

  • Tracey Windes • Manhattan Beach Library Commissioner,  Former MBUSD School Board Member

  • Jennifer Cochran • Manhattan Beach School Board, President

  • Jennifer Fenton • Manhattan Beach School Board, Member

  • William Fournell • Manhattan Beach School Board, Member

  • Karen Komatinksy • Manhattan Beach School Board, Member

  • Sally Peel • Manhattan Beach School Board, Member

  • Penny Bordokas• Former Manhattan Beach School Board Member

  • Ellen Rosenberg • Former Manhattan Beach School Board Member

  • Ida Vander Poorte • Former Manhattan Beach School Board Member

  • Dayle Eisenhauer •  Older Adult Advisory Committee, Member

  • Ro Schreiner • Manhattan Beach Library Commissioner 

  • Stacey Armato• Hermosa Beach Councilmember

  • Justin Massey • Hermosa Beach Councilmember

  • Mike Detoy•Hermosa Beach Councilmember


Protect Public Health & Safety

  • Support MBPD and promote Community Policing

  • Support MBFD and keep  local

  • Support  use of Automatic License Plate Readers 

  • Provide enhanced services to Older Adults during the Pandemic

Committed to Fiscal Stability

  • Data driven decisions

  • Protect healthy reserves 

  • Protect your tax dollars

  • Maintain infrastructure and enhance facilities

  • Increase budget transparency 

Safeguard Healthy Environment

  • Oppose proposed desalination plant

  • Reduce stormwater runoff

  • Restore dunes to mitigate sea level rise

  • Support carbon emission reduction goals

Preserve Small Town Character

  • Oppose Short Term Rentals
  • Support Local Control

  • Keep casual beach vibe

Champion our  Schools

  • Maintain strong school partnership

  • Enhance Shared Use Agreement

  • Support School Resource Officer position at schools​


About Grettel:


  • 28 year Manhattan Beach resident

  • Husband of 31 years Bill is a MB Pioneer and retiring MBUSD Board Member

  • Raised 4 children who attended MBUSD; youngest is a Junior at Costa; one at Berkeley; oldest two launching their careers


Professional Experience

  • 17 years at Ernst & Young as a Management Consultant specializing in financial and process improvement systems

  • Bachelor's Degree from CSULA in Business Administration with a specialty in management information systems and math


Community Leadership

  • Grandview PTA Board Member

  • MBMS PTA President

  • Mira Costa PTSA Board Member

  • District Advisory Council

  • Manhattan Beach Sister City Association

  • Manhattan Beach Youth Council

  • Sandpipers Board and Committee Member

  • Sandpiper Juniors

  • Neptunians Board Member

  • Girl & Boy Scout Leader

  • AYSO Coach

  • Little League Coach

  • LA Galaxy Juniors Club Manager and Treasurer

  • Meals on Wheels

  • Lunches with Love

  • Shared Bread/Soup Kitchen