Joe Woodford retired from active management of WCM Industries, Inc in 2006 after over 40 years with the company, most of that time as President/CEO, and he continues with WCM as its Board Chairman. WCM had two operating divisions, Woodford Manufacturing in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Watco Manufacturing in Independence, Missouri when he retired and the company now has two more divisions, ISIMET/MAPA in Naples, Texas and Perma-Cast in Pueblo, Colorado.
His nonprofit work includes Board memberships with Silver Key Senior Services, The Myron Stratton Home, Goodwill Industries, Citizens’ Goals, Springs Community Action Network, and a number of others. He was a member of several hospital and bank Boards, and was a member of the Vestry, Treasurer and Senior Warden at The Chapel of Our Saviour. He co-founded the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual (“CSGI”) at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs in 2000 with Jim Null, PhD. A primary focus of CSGI is the “Program for Preserving a Free and Prosperous Society.” He also founded the Pikes Peak Minority Business Foundation which later became the Pikes Peak Minority Opportunity Fund operated in connection with Cheyenne Mountain Civic Solutions and the Sachs Foundation. After retirement he formed the Limited Government Forum funded by the Woodford Foundation for Limited Government for which he serves as senior trustee. He also was instrumental in helping to found Cheyenne Mountain Civic Solutions and has helped to bring the concepts of Icehouse to Colorado Springs. In 2011 the Woodford Foundation agreed to become the managing director for Bastiat-Colorado Springs; Woodford Foundation’s other program continues to be the Limited Government Forum which now is primarily engaged in making “LGF Grants” to help people in SE Colorado Springs, zip codes 80910 and 80916, the area of focus for El Pomar’s RISE project.