Thursday, May 23, 2024

George Gretsas Hired as Delray City Manager

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.

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Randy Schultz
Randy Schultz
Randy Schultz, a native of Hartford, Connecticut, has been a South Florida journalist since 1974. He worked for The Miami Herald until 1976 and for The Palm Beach Post from 1976 until 2014, where he served as managing editor and editorial page editor. Since 2014, he has written a politics blog, commentaries and other articles for Boca magazine. His writing has earned first-place awards from the Florida Magazine Association and the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors. Randy has lived in Boca Raton with his wife, Shelley Huff-Schultz, since 1985. His son, daughter-in-law and their three children also live in Boca Raton.

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