California JPIA logoThe California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) congratulates Executive Committee member and La Palma Mayor Pro Tem Marshall Goodman, elected to a one-year term as the League of California Cities (Cal Cities) Orange County Division president. A 13-member board of directors governs the Orange County Division under the leadership of the division president. The Division’s elected and professional city staff work closely to develop regional informational programs and carry out grassroots activities to support specific legislative, regulatory and ballot measure goals. Division members also participate in the development of Cal Cities’ statewide policy.

“The City of La Palma congratulates Mayor Pro Tem Goodman on being elected president of the League of California Cities Orange County Division,” stated La Palma City Manager Conal McNamara. “Marshall actively addresses regional matters and offers a valuable perspective on risk management and policy insights through his interactions with the California JPIA and local government officials throughout the state. The city appreciates his dedicated service to the La Palma community and his many contributions to local government and public policy development.”

Goodman’s participation in local government began when he was appointed to the La Palma Community Activities and Beautification Committee in January 2014. He was first elected to the La Palma City Council in November 2016. Goodman has represented the City of La Palma on the California JPIA’s Board of Directors since 2019 and serves on the Housing, Community and Economic Development Policy Committee for the League of California Cities, serving as Vice Chair of the committee in 2021 and Chair in 2022. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Sanitation District, serving on the Administration Committee, the Audit Ad Hoc Committee and the Legislative and Public Affairs Committee.

“As a professor of public policy at California State University, Long Beach, Marshall brings thoughtful leadership and a wealth of experience to the Executive Committee,” said California JPIA Chief Executive Officer Alex Smith. “He has a pragmatic, collaborative, and inclusive approach to public service. It’s a privilege to work with him.”

The League of California Cities Orange County Division leadership team includes four additional California JPIA members: First Vice President David Shawver, mayor, Stanton; Immediate Past President John Taylor, councilmember, San Juan Capistrano; First District Representative Glenn Grandis, mayor pro tem, Fountain Valley; and Third District Representative Scott Voigts, council member, Lake Forest.

Providing innovative risk management solutions for its public agency partners for more than 40 years, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) is one of the largest municipal self-insurance pools in the state, with more than 120 member cities and other governmental agencies. Members actively participate in shaping the organization to provide important coverage for their operations. The California JPIA provides innovative risk management solutions through a comprehensive portfolio of programs and services, including liability, workers’ compensation, pollution, property and earthquake coverage, as well as extensive training and loss control services. For more information, please visit the California JPIA’s website at