Gracie Retamoza has been serving on the South El Monte City Council since 2017. Her passion to serve as a public leader began through her effort to make changes in the community through youth programs, and community-based activities by serving on the City’s Community Services Commission prior to serving as a Councilmember.
The City of South El Monte has been her home for over 40 years where she has raised her family. Gracie attended local schools and graduated from Mountain View High School. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton and her Master of Science in Educational Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Credential from the University of La Verne.
She currently works as a Community College Counselor for Chaffey College, Mount San Antonio College and Fullerton College.
Her vision for the City of South El Monte is to continue to provide clean and safe streets through efficient city and public safety services. She is the City’s delegate of the Public Safety Committee for the League of California Cities. As well as the City’s delegate for California Contract Cities Association.