WELCOME

Welcome to my professional home online.  A bit about me below (from my official bio at www.mercurypublicaffairs.com).

“Glenn Gritzner is a Managing Director of Mercury in the Los Angeles office.  Mr. Gritzner joins Mercury after a nearly two decade career at the intersection of policy, politics, and business in Southern California and throughout the State of California.  Mr. Gritzner joins Mercury from the Public Law & Policy Strategies Practice Group of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. He advises corporations, nonprofits, and local governments on an array of government matters and legislative efforts.  He specializes in political outreach, policy analysis, communication and media strategy, education, and urban planning and development issues, maintaining a specialty in the Southern California political environment.

Previously, Mr. Gritzner was Special Assistant to the Superintendent and Director of External Affairs for the Los Angeles Unified School District, with primary responsibility for political, messaging, outreach, and communication strategy. As the closest aide to the Superintendent, he was responsible for the District’s relationships with state and local elected officials, and for shepherding complex, high profile projects. Mr. Gritzner was also the District’s point person for the four largest local school bond campaigns in U.S. history, raising over $16 billion to construct and repair schools.” (read the full bio here)

I love LA, and am a believer in the future of Downtown LA.  I write a periodic column about my experiences at places to go for good food, drinks, and atmosphere in Downtown LA at a blog called The Amateur Enthusiast.

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