Population: 2,024
Rapides Parish
LMA District E
Lawrason Charter
Mayor’s Court held 3rd Thursday, 8:00 am, Municipal Building
Fiscal Year begins June 1
Town Meetings held 1st Thursday, 4:00 pm, Municipal Building

Term Expires December 31, 2022

Mayor David Butler featured on episode of Small Town Podcast

Mayor David Butler is the featured guest on an episode of Small Town Podcast with host Mayor Matt Seale of Ocilla, GA. The episode was released on Monday, October 3, 2022.

In this episode, Mayor Matt Seale travels to a small town in central Louisiana that made some hard decisions several years ago but has paid off with incredible growth. Come, go with Mayor Matt Seale to Woodworth, Louisiana, to talk with Mayor David Butler, a man who was born and raised in Woodworth and got involved in local government to help make his community a better place to live for years to come. This episode is sponsored by the Louisiana Municipal Association and Louisiana Economic Development.

Small Town Podcast is an audio project designed to shine the spotlight on small towns that are often overshadowed in the media by the excitement and activity of bigger cities. When small towns do get attention, it is often for something less than desirable. Small Town Podcast tells the whole story of small town living and its joys and challenges.

In Small Town Podcast, Mayor Matt Seale visits other small towns and talks face to face with local leaders. The audience is given an opportunity to learn about the personalities of local officials in small towns and then hear about some of the town’s unique qualities and what it has to offer.

Small Town Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and other podcast applications. For the full list of podcast platforms available or to listen to an episode on the web, visit and go to the “Listen” tab. Listeners can also follow Small Town Podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see photos of the towns Matt Seale features.


Contact: Matt Seale,

Town of Woodworth - Town Hall