Thirty-three-year-old Dunwoody-Sandy Springs native Robert Inman (Trey) Ragsdale, III has announced his intention to seek the Sandy Springs City Council District 1 seat just vacated by Dave Greenspan, who is moving out of state for a new job. Candidate qualifying for the vacant council seat will be Sept. 17-21.
Greenspan resigned his District 1 council seat in late August, immediately after accepting the position of chief executive officer of a golf technologies company in Ohio.
Within days of Greenspan’s resignation, Ragsdale announced his intention to run for the District 1 post. He has been endorsed by both Greenspan and Sandy Springs District 4 Councilwoman Ashley Jenkins.
Ragsdale, who lives with his wife Erin in the Dunwoody portion of the city of Sandy Springs commonly referred to as the “Panhandle,” grew-up playing Morgan Falls youth sports, walking the greens as a golf assistant for Dunwoody Country Club and, serving the Dunwoody-Sandy Springs community in a variety of capacities.
“I have spent my entire life serving others and bringing people together to build coalitions to improve the quality of life in local communities,” Ragsdale said. “I would love the opportunity to help my hometown continue to prosper into the best place to live, work and play. I envision a better Sandy Springs of tomorrow, today!”
Ragsdale has served the community through local Kiwanis clubs, currently serves as the Lt. Governor for Georgia District Kiwanis International and was appointed by the Georgia Kiwanis Governor to serve as the State Fundraising Chairman for Georgia District Kiwanis. He is a member of the Sandy Springs Kiwanis Club. Ragsdale currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sandy Springs Business Association, Georgia Council on Economic Education, Bank of North Georgia, North Fulton Advisory Board and advisor to the Latino Institute for Excellence.
Ragsdale is a 1992 graduate of Dunwoody High School and holds a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University. Ragsdale’s wife Erin is a speech and language pathologist.