In 1967, Woodbury Township became a city. In 2017, city staff, residents and community organizations came together to celebrate Woodbury's 50th anniversary. The occasion marked a special opportunity to honor the past, celebrate the present, and look ahead to the next 50 years of growth and community.
Throughout the year, the city partnered with organizations such as the Woodbury Community Foundation, Woodbury Heritage Society, Woodbury THRIVES and R.H. Stafford Library to recognize the achievements of the past 50 years and celebrate the growth, diversity and future accomplishments that are still to come.
Recognition of Woodbury's 50th anniversary continued throughout the year at popular community events such as Woodbury Days, the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce Community Expo, the Fourth of July fireworks and more.
As Woodbury continues to grow, it is important to retain and enhance all the great qualities and characteristics that have attracted so many people here in the first place, while also realizing that 'community' means something different to all of us. The 50th anniversary provided an opportunity to adapt and expand civic pride and identity, and to think creatively about the needs of the community. It also gave us a chance to celebrate our predecessors, who built the foundation of where we live, work and thrive today.