George Gretsas Hired as Delray City Manager

George Gretsas

Delray Beach finally will have a permanent city manager.

The city commission on Tuesday voted to approve a contract with George Gretsas, the manager of Homestead, south of Miami. The vote was 3-2. Mayor Shelly Petrolia and Commissioners Bill Bathurst and Ryan Boylston formed the majority. Commissioners Adam Frankel and Shirley Johnson voted no.

Gretsas will make $267,000 in base salary. He must give Homestead 90 days notice, so he won’t be able to start until early next year. Interim City Manager Neal de Jesus will continue until then, after which he will go back to being fire chief.