Councilwoman Dr. Pat Woodbury has been named President-Elect of the Virginia Municipal League (VML). As an officer of the 13-member VML Executive Committee, Dr. Woodbury will serve a one-year term in the position. The Executive Committee sets policy for the statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan association that was established in 1905 to improve and assist local governments through legislative advocacy, research, education and other services. VML’s membership includes all 38 cities in the state, 160 towns and eight counties.
"I am incredibly honored and excited about the opportunity to serve the residents of the cities and towns of Virginia,” said Dr. Woodbury. “VML is a wonderful organization, and I look forward to continuing my service on the board."
Dr. Woodbury was first elected to the VML Executive Committee in 2012 as an at-large member. She subsequently was elected Vice President and now President-Elect. She has also served as the Urban Section Chair of VML's Legislative Committee. She is a current member of VML Transportation policy committee.
In addition to serving on the VML Executive Committee, Dr. Woodbury also serves on the Virginia Transit Association Board of Directors and as Vice Chair of the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads. She has previously served on the Newport News School Board, Sister Cities of Newport News Board of Directors, WHRO Board of Directors, and the Virginia Living Museum Board of Trustees. A Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. Woodbury earned a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Longwood College, a master’s degree in School Psychology from the College of William & Mary, and a doctorate in Counseling/School Psychology from William & Mary. Dr. Woodbury has been a member of the Newport News City Council since 2008.