Mayor Pro Tempore
Early Life & Education
Rich Lansburgh has lived in Woodland since 1966 and in District 1 for thirty years. As the second of 10 children raised by a single parent he knows first-hand the struggles faced by so many Woodland families. Rich graduated from Woodland High School and attended community college. While working and raising a family Rich continued his higher education, attended law school and eventually became a member of the California Bar in 1995.
Rich has always worked in Woodland having served as a clerk at Cranston Bros. Hardware where he met so many Woodland families and business owners. In 1976 Rich was hired as a patrol officer by the City of Woodland Police Department where he served his community until 1997. Rich served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, YONET agent, Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant and promoted to Lieutenant where he managed the Patrol Division. In 1997 Rich began a new career as a Woodland based general practice attorney where he has served the various legal needs of our diverse community for over twenty years. After being encouraged by a variety of community leaders and residents, Rich ran and was elected to the Woodland City Council on November 6, 2018.
In response to what constituents were most concerned about Rich has priorities of strengthening economic development by collaborating with businesses to create conditions for smart growth and finding immediate and workable solutions to homeless issues including affordable housing, mental health and employment services.
Rich has particular interests in taking affirmative steps to improve the condition of our streets and roads and making Woodland safer for pedestrians, joggers, walkers and bicyclists. Rich also will work to improve public safety by promoting the effectiveness of fire and police services.
Above all Rich wants to see our City provide top notch professional services to our diverse population and making sure that leadership responds to the needs of the whole community. By working towards common goals Rich believes Woodland can be an even better place to live, work and enjoy.
Rich is married to Nancy (Camacho) who is a nurse at a Sutter hospital. They have five children all who attended Woodland schools, Carly, Richard, Alex, AnneMarie and Sarah. Rich and Nancy have three wonderful grandchildren. Rich is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. In his spare time Rich enjoys playing his bass guitar.