District 3 - Tania Garcia-Cadena


Mayor Pro Tempore

Woodland City Council


District 3


Liaison Appointments

  • Collaborative for Woodland Youth - WJUSD/YCOE/WCC 3x2x2
  • Chamber of Commerce 2x2
  • Library 2x2

Council Sub-Committees

  • Homelessness Sub-Committee
  • Commercial Cannabis Sub-Committee (Prop 64)


Who I am:

Born and raised in Woodland, I have always sought opportunities to assist with making Woodland a better place for us all to live, work and play.  I’m honored to have been appointed to represent District 3 and will work with my constituents and fellow Council members to develop innovative and effective solutions to the issues facing our community. 

The majority of my professional career was spent as a preschool teacher and parenting educator. I attended Woodland Community College and earned an AA in Early Childhood Education.  As the Program Manager for Yolo Connections, I oversaw the Youth Gang Mentorship Program, CPS Parenting Courses, and The Volunteer Connection. I am currently the Executive Director of the Woodland Volunteer Food Closet. 

My husband Ray and I have 3 children who have all attended Woodland public schools where they were/are active in sports and community service. Taryn is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Environmental Studies, Nick graduated from Sacramento State College with a degree in Psychology, and Talia is a student at Woodland High School.

Some of my past accomplishments and recognitions include:

  • Founding member of the Woodland Schools Foundation
  • Served on the Woodland Joint Unified School District Budget Advisory Council
  • Graduate of the City’s first CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training
  • Served on two of the City’s Commissions – Child Care Commission and Parks & Rec Commission
  • Awarded the City’s Community Service Award in 2012
  • Recognized as Woodland Community College Foundation’s Distinguished Alum in 2016
  • 2018 Woman of the Year Award from Congressman John Garamendi

As a Woodland City Councilmember my priorities are:

  • To ensure a safe community for all by supporting our First Responders, increasing the Neighborhood Watch programs in District 3, and advocating for a flood protection program
  • To encourage economic growth that provides opportunities to earn a living wage Providing inclusive city-wide activities that integrate all of our community members
  • Supporting energy saving programs and conservation efforts
  • Creating more youth-focused programs to engage our younger community members