Matthew Bronson

City Manager's Office
Title: City Manager
Phone: (805) 473-4567
Grover Beach 20190520-41a

Matthew Bronson

City of Grover Beach

City Manager


Matthew Bronson serves as City Manager for the City of Grover Beach and was appointed by the Grover Beach City Council in May 2016.  Bronson oversees the day-to-day operations for the City organization with a total budget of $35 million and a workforce of approximately 80 employees.  Bronson has nearly 25 years of local government experience working for cities and counties in California and North Carolina.  Prior to Grover Beach, Bronson served as Assistant City Manager for the City of San Mateo where he provided support to the City Council and City Manager on special projects and oversaw the City’s economic development, sustainability, communications, volunteer, and downtown parking and maintenance programs.  He previously served in the County Administrator’s Office in Marin County and the City Manager’s Office and Budget and Evaluation Office in the City of Charlotte, North Carolina.  

Bronson has an undergraduate degree in environmental policy from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   He is a credentialed manager and member of the International City/County Management Association and serves on the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership Advisory Council where he is an instructor in public engagement training courses.  On a local level, Bronson is a member of the Grover Beach/Five Cities Rotary Club and serves on the Board of Directors for the San Luis Obispo County YMCA and the Arroyo Grande Valley Little League. 


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