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Community Encouraged to Attend ‘State of the City’

Feb 04, 2018 10:04AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
What’s the latest in Manhattan Beach? Community members will have a chance to find out first hand this week at the annual State of the City event, to be held on Wednesday, February 7. 

The event, which will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Joslyn Community Center, is sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce.

In a departure from previous years’ events, this year’s State of The City is free to all interested attendees and will not require a ticket. 

Leading off the event will be Mark Lipps, president and CEO of the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce, along with speakers including Interim City Manager Bruce Moe; Manhattan Beach Police Department Chief Derrick Abell; MBUSD Superintendent Mike Matthews; and Carolyn Petty, COO of Kosmont Companies.

Additionally, Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth will moderate a panel featuring Bob Tarnofsky, the senior VP for real estate of Continental Development; Ann McIntosh, Manhattan Beach director of community development; Kelly Steinman, executive director of the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business and Professionals Association; Gretchen Tiernan, owner of Polish by Sand Spa; and Megan Richardson, owner of Sand Spa

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