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Gerard Goedhart Selected La Palma Mayor for 2018

by: Cindy Robinson
Posted: December 11, 2017

LA PALMA...The La Palma 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 Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem will be hosting Office Hours Wednesday’s from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at City Hall (7822 Walker Street) beginning on Wednesday, December 13.  Mayor Goedhart had conducted office hours in the past as a way to serve the residents.  Any resident, business owner, or concerned citizen can come to City Hall, unannounced, to meet with the Mayor to discuss any matter of importance to them. Photo:LaPalmaPIO

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