Dick has been a long-time supporter of the Optimist Club of Beaverton and exemplifies our creed.
Dick's family migrated from the Netherlands when he was four. Following a Fresno childhood, he completed his undergraduate work at Santa Clara University and law degree from UCLA. After serving as legal counsel for California cities and special districts, the Commissioner, his wife and two daughters moved to Washington County in 1992. He has served as a county commissioner since 2000.