– Gretchen Newsom, President
“I am honored to serve Ocean Beach and the OB Town Council. This is a great community group with a strong and dedicated set of leaders working toward preserving and improving our community resources, advocating for a sustainable local economy, enhancing community discourse and civic engagement, increasing neighborhood safety, and maintaining our unique Ocean Beach vibe.”
How long have you lived in OB? Officially since 2011, but I’ve been a frequent visitor since 1998.
What is your favorite thing about the OB community? Our location, our events, and our community.
What is the coolest event in OB? The Annual Ocean Beach Holiday Parade hosted by the OB Town Council – this one of the biggest and most fantastic night-time parades in California!
Why did you run for the OBTC Board of Directors? To make a positive impact in our community. Join the OB Town Council today and make a difference!
Why should someone join the OB Town Council? To be deeply engaged and connected with our community!
– Marcus Turner, Vice President
– Keith Fink, Treasurer
How many years have you lived in OB?
I have lived in OB for 32 years!?!
What is your favorite thing about the OB community?
It’s an amazing place to live–a little piece of heaven tucked away in one of the nation’s largest cities, where you can walk down the street and say hello to your neighbors, where you know the merchants on a first name basis, where community pride and events abound, including the best holiday parade around!
Why did you run for the OBTC Board of Directors?
I ran for the OBTC Board of Directors because I thought I had gotten a free ride in Ocean Beach long enough, partaking in all it had to offer, that it was time to step up and help make these events happen and help maintain our community’s unique character.
Why should someone join the OB Town Council?
I believe becoming a member of the OBTC is one way to signify one’s commitment to their community–by standing up to be recognized, giving voice to one’s concerns, and monetarily supporting the OBTC’s efforts.
– Jon Carr, Corresponding Secretary
– Corey Bruins, Recording Secretary
– Jenn Avoledo
– Marin Green
How long have you lived in OB? I’ve been living in OB since 2010.
What is your favorite thing about the OB community? My favorite thing is the sense of pride and ownership that OBceans have. We know and support our neighbors and friends and encourage positive attitudes and lifestyles.
What is the coolest event in OB? Who doesn’t love chili on a hot July day? Alongside great music and the best view in town.
Why did you run for the OBTC Board of Directors? I wanted to be more involved in maintaining the beauty and uniqueness of this neighborhood.
Why should someone join the OB Town Council? Everyone should join and give back to a community that gives so much. All of the money from membership stays right here in OB and is used to put on the local events such as the Holiday Parade, Pier Breakfast, Chili Cook-Off etc. Show your support and join today!
– Gio Ingolia
How long have you lived in OB? Since the fall of 2001.
What is your favorite thing about the OB community? How well all the local groups work together to ensure that we keep this community great.
What is the coolest event in OB? Holiday parade.
Why did you run for the OBTC Board of Directors? I wanted to be more personally involved in helping out with the community and the events sponsored by the Town Council.
Why should someone join the OB Town Council? Why shouldn’t they — with all the work this organization does for the community? The Holiday Food and Toy Drive are perfect examples. Join Today!
– Jill Kent
– Trudy Levenson
How long have you lived in OB? 16 years.
What is your favorite thing about the OB community? Its one of the last California small beach communities. You know and recognize people and there are so many unique events.
What is the coolest event in OB? X-mas Parade and Chili -Cookoff.
Why did you run for the OBTC Board of Directors? To make a difference in the community and also realize what is important to the community. Also, how unique we are as a part of So. Cal. and we will always be on the map!!!
Why should someone join the OB Town Council? To know you can make a difference in your community is huge! To know people and businesses like a neighbor is so important to me. It’s like being in a bubble. You know people and they know you. You know who to call for almost anything and actually know your neighbors. OB will always have your back. How lucky are we!!!!???
– Mel Roark
– Priscilla Turner
– Nicole Ueno
– Andrew Waltz, Community Events Committee Chair
– Mark Winkie