Why I'm Running

Community Leader • Budget Systems Expert • Fresh Perspective

During these challenging and rapidly changing times, effective city leadership is essential. I am running for City Council because I care deeply about Manhattan Beach and its future. I will work diligently on behalf of our residents to preserve our community’s quality of life and to address the issues that we as a city are facing.


Manhattan Beach has been my home for 28 years; my husband, Bill, is a life-long resident. Together we have raised four children in our public school system and have always been involved in the community. We actively support our local businesses and love all that makes Manhattan Beach special.


Through decades serving in volunteer leadership positions, I’ve learned first hand the importance of transparency, accountability, and compromise. I’ll work tirelessly to listen and fairly represent the interests of both Manhattan Beach residents and its businesses. I’ll draw on my leadership and financial experience to make fiscally responsible decisions.


I’m a “doer” who will bring positive energy, broad experience, and a fresh perspective to the City Council. I’m confident that together we will develop creative and sensible solutions that will move Manhattan Beach forward for the benefit of our entire community.


I respectfully ask for your vote.

- Grettel Fournell