Place Five: Councilmember Dick North
Richard (Dick) North was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He joined the Marine Corps following high school. After his military service, Dick and his wife Hazel resided in many California cities as well as the Texas cities of; Angleton, Spring, Lake Dallas, Haltom City, Houston and DeSoto. Dick North has been an active and proud resident of DeSoto for more than 15 years.
On June 20, 2013, Dick North was sworn in as DeSoto City Councilmember for Place 5. Mr. North is currently a REALTOR with Jane Byrd Properties International, LLC. Prior to being elected, Dick North served the city for more than six years on the Planning and Zoning Commission. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of DeSoto Dining & Dialogue and Concerned DeSoto Citizens (CDC), is a member of the DeSoto Lions Club and is an ambassador for the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce.
Other involvements include:MetroTex Realtors Board of Directors - 2012
Family 1st Federal Credit Union Board of Directors
Leadership Southwest graduate - 2007
MetroTex Realtors Leadership Academy - 2010
DeSoto Civic Academy graduate
DeSoto Police Citizens Academy graduate
Dallas Association of Real Estate Brokers (DAREB) - Board of Directors
Women's Council of Realtors (WCR) Dallas Southwest Chapter - 10 years
WCR Vice President Membership 2016
WCR Parliamentarian 2017
WCR Director of Programs 2018
WCR Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
WCR Director of Programs/President-elect 2018
WCR President 2019
Mr. North graduated from California Baptist University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He is currently a member of Concord Church in Dallas.