John Ramsburgh is a regional director of development for the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science and the Arts. He also serves on the Ann Arbor greenbelt advisory commission (GAC).
He was appointed by the city council to replace Dan Ezekiel in an at-large position for a term from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016.
In March 2014, Ramsburgh joined the board of A2Ethics, a local nonprofit.
At UM, his job is to help raise money for several departments in LSA, including Mathematics, Statistics, Program in the Environment and the Biological Station. Before his job at UM, Ramsburgh was program director for the Conservation Voters of South Carolina, where he worked from 2009-2011. Prior to that he was chapter director for the Sierra Club of South Carolina.
Ramsburgh earned his bachelors degree in English and history from the University of Virginia, and holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Michigan.
Ramsburgh grew up in Ann Arbor, attending Greenhills School. He is the son of Stephen and Ellen Ramsburgh, a long-time member of the Ann Arbor historic district commission. He's married to Carolyn Seabury. The couple and their young daughter live on Ann Arbor's west side.