The Town of Woodland, Mississippi, “The Little Town that Can,” is located in the southwest corner of Chickasaw County on Highway 15, and exemplifies great town spirit with projects, special theme events and accomplishments geared to excite and please all citizens of the town. Town officials along with volunteers create projects, decorations, and community fun events throughout the year. Events include service projects and community spirited social gatherings. Decorations adorn the town each month signifying the monthly event/project. At Christmas time, the town comes alive with multitudes of bright lights everywhere as droves of vehicles are guided through this northeast town in Mississippi.
In 2009, the Town of Woodland was awarded the Mississippi Municipal League’s Excellence Award in the City Spirit Category at the MML Annual Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi. The Town of Woodland was adorned during 2008 with monthly activities, decorations, and community events as the townspeople came together in support of each other.
In spite of being the smallest incorporated town in Chickasaw County, and even being the seventeenth smallest town in Mississippi, the spirit of “The Little Town that Can”, Woodland, has exemplified true-blue American spirit, Mississippi hospitality, and a spirit of fellowship. The Citizens of Woodland, all races, genders, and ethnic backgrounds, should be recognized as the “best of the best” of all Mississippi towns for their multitude of achievements.
Mayor Patti J. Watkins is serving her fourth term as the town’s chief executive officer with the assistance of the following aldermen: Margaret Nelson, Lorene Hamilton, Linda Dendy, Mildred McQuary, and Rita Langley. Edward B. Norman serves as the Town Clerk.