Dick was on the Thousand Oaks City Council from 1966-1970, and served as Mayor in 1969/1970. He started the first local Toastmaster Club in 1963, which provides lifelong skills to members. He is also a board member of the Conejo Valley Genealogy Society. He earned a Civil Engineering degree and worked in the aerospace industry for 50+ years. Dick and his wife Doris, have 5 children and 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.