Pat Woodford was born in Grand Falls-Windsor and moved to Gander in 1976. After completing high school he attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS before joining the Canadian Armed Forces in 1981. He returned to civilian life in 1985 and moved back to Gander where he began work at Transport Canada as an Air Traffic Controller. He married his wife Glenda in 1994.
Councillor Woodford was elected to the Gander Town Council in the 2017 Municipal Election.
Councillor Woodford is the Chair of the Public Safety and Protective Services Committee and is a member of the Engineering, Planning and Controls Committee and the Finance and Administration Committee. He is also Council’s representative on the Gander Community Garden Committee and the Stewardship Association of Municipalities Committee.
Councillor Woodford has a long history of volunteering in various capacities, including serving on the executive of the Knights of Columbus, as well as participating in the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program, Canadian Red Cross, Gander Senior Flyers and a number of other community organizations.