Mayor James H. Woodard
Mr. Woodard was first elected to Town Trustee in 1988 and became Mayor in 2015. He was born and raised in Arcadia, married to Ollie, 2 sons – Walter & Marcus, 3 grandchildren – Jasmyne, James & Jordon. He is very active in the town. At the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church he served as the Church Clerk, Sunday School Superintendant and is presently Serving as the Deacon. At The Masonic Lodge, Bright Day Lodge, Number 165 of Arcadia he currently is a Past Master and is presently serving as the Treasurer. Past positions include Past Master, Past Senior Warden, Past Junior Warden, Past Junior Deacon, Past Senior Deacon and Past Tyler. At the Great Western Consistory #34 his current position is Grand Commander for the Council of Kadosh. With the Prince Hall Shriners he presently is serving as Imperial Deputy of the Desert for the State of Oklahoma. With Alaraf Temple #20, he presently serves as advisor to the Illustrious Potentate and as a member of the Alaraf Temple Drill Patrol. Past positions include Past Potentate, Past Assistant Rabban and Past Recorder.
Marcus Woodard was elected as trustee for the Town of Arcadia in April 2011. He was born and raised in Arcadia, is married to Petra Woodard, has 3 children, Jasmyne, James, and Jordan, and one grandson Zavier who is the heart of his grandparents. He attends Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Arcadia where he is a Deacon. He is a member of the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Department and is a 33 degree mason and a Prince Hall Shriner.