Place Five

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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 the military, Dick North has resided with his wife, Hazel, cities in Southern California; Houston, Angleton, Spring, Lake Dallas, Haltom City and DeSoto, Texas.  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 Keller Williams Realty located in DeSoto. Prior to being elected, Dick North served the city for more than six years on the Planning and Zoning Commission. In addition, Dick North 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
Mr. North graduated from California Baptist University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He is currently a member of Concord Church in Dallas.