Columbus City Councilor Evelyn “Mimi” Woodson has faithfully represented the Citizens of District 7 for the past 16 years. Councilor Woodson’s political experience has led to thousands of new jobs to Columbus, including the TSYS, AFLC and Columbus South expansions. Councilor Woodson’s years of knowledge has also helped make Columbus a better place to live with New Housing, Recreation Facilities, Uptown Columbus Development, and the new National Infantry Museum. After serving in the United States Army for 15 years, Councilor Woodson is a military veteran who has also been a strong supporter of soldiers and military families. Councilor Woodson served 15 years in the United States Army and her son is currently serving in the United States. Councilor Woodson’s children attended Spencer High School and she has continued to be a strong supporter of education.
Councilor Woodson has also been an active member of twenty civic and/or community based organizations involved in making Columbus a better place to live for all of its citizens. Some of those organizations include C.A.D or Columbus Against Drugs, Red Cross, South Columbus Revitalization, Georgia Municipal Association, National League of Cities, Community Advancement and past president of HELO or Hispanic Elected Officials, a national organization.
Councilor Woodson has been recognized for her hard work and dedication during her years of public. She has received the Keep Columbus Beautiful “Litter Prevention Award”, PERTY Award Favorite City Leader, Ernestine Aurelia Mack Service to Mankind (AKA), and the Rainbow Push Coalition Woman on the Rise Award. Councilor Woodson enjoys empowering people and showing them that if they believe in God and themselves, anything is possible.