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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Gerard Goedhart Selected La Palma Mayor for 2018

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The City Council at its regular meeting held on December 5, 2017, selected Gerard Goedhart as the Mayor for 2018 and Marshall Goodman as the Mayor Pro Tem.  Mayor Goedhart stated “I am excited about this upcoming year, and about the future of La Palma.  As a City we have made tremendous progress over the past five years; however we still have challenges we need to face. I know that as a City Council we will meet these challenges.”

Mayor Goedhart is a retired Public Administrator, with over 34 years of local government experience.  He served on the Signal Hill City Council from 1982-1998 and served three terms as mayor. He was elected to the La Palma City Council in November 2012 and was reelected in 2016.  He previously served as Mayor in 2016. Mr. Goodman was elected to the La Palma City Council in November 2016 and this is his first term serving as Mayor Pro Tem.

The La Palma City Council holds its regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 7822 Walker Street, La Palma, California.  The City Council meeting agendas, official minutes, and audio webcast information are all available on the City’s website at

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