Marshall R. Goodman was elected to the La Palma City Council in November 2016. He was appointed to the La Palma Community Activities and Beautification Committee from January 2014 to January 2016 and served as Chair in 2015 and Vice Chair in 2016. He has been a resident of La Palma since 1998.
Council Member Goodman serves on the Housing, Community, and Economic Development Policy Committee for the League of California Cities, and was Vice Chair of the committee in 2021 and Chair in 2022. He's on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Sanitation District where he serves on the Administration Committee, the Audit Ad Hoc Committee, and as Vice Chair (2021-2022) of the Legislative and Public Affairs Committee. Council Member Goodman is also on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority.
He has a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Urban Affairs from California State University, Long Beach where he is a part-time lecturer of Public Policy in the Political Science Department.