Douglas G. Richardson

Council Chair, "The Mighty 6th District"

Council chair Richardson was raised in West Groton, Massachusetts, and came to the Lakewood area while serving on active duty with the 2nd Ranger Battalion on Fort Lewis. He is a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and was awarded a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Council chair Richardson retired from the Army Reserve as a brigadier general after completing 32 years of active and reserve service and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

Council chair Richardson and his wife, Charlene, have two grown children and enjoy spending time with their two grandchildren.

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Contact Us

Ph: 253-798-3308
Fx: 253-798-7509

Councilmember Assistant
LJ Rohrer

  County-City Building
10th Floor RM 1046
930 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Behind the Scenes - Chambers Creek Park

What makes Chambers Creek Regional Park one of Pierce County's most popular destinations? Maybe it’s the tot lot? The walking trails? The creek? Join Council Chair Doug Richardson in this final episode as he goes behind the scenes with Pierce County Parks and Recreation!

Snow Response Thank You

Chair Doug Richardson thanks all Pierce County employees, the Sheriff, emergency management and 4X4 drivers for all they are doing to keep our roads clear and individuals safe during this snow event.

Behind the Scenes - Emergency Preparedness

Watch out Pierce County! Doug Richardson, Council Chair, gets hands-on with the Emergency Preparedness and the Roads Crew Team at Planning and Public Works. If you want to see him practice snow plowing, de-icing roads, and working a chainsaw, then get to watching!

Standing Committees & External Boards

Standing Committee Memberships

Doug Richardson currently serves as the Chair of the Council and on the following standing and select committees for 2018 (Resolution R2019-165) 

Standing CommitteePosition
Rules and Operations CommitteeCouncil Chair
Economic & Infrastructure Development CommitteeChair
Community Development CommitteeMember
Human Services Committee

External Boards & Commissions

Chair Doug Richardson currently serves on the following external boards and commissions for 2018 (R2019-166)

Standing CommitteePosition
Economic Development Board
Joint Determining Board  
Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Disability Board (LEOFF)Member
Lodging Tax Advisory BoardMember
Flood Control Zone District Board of SupervisorsMember
Pierce County Law and Justice CouncilMember
Pierce County Law and Justice Council Oversight CommitteeMember
Pierce County Law Library Board of TrusteesMember
Pierce County Regional CouncilMember
Pierce County Reserves Officers Board of Trustees
Pierce Transit Combined Communications Network Executive BoardMember
Puget Sound Regional Council - Executive Board
Puget Sound Regional Council - Operations Committee
Puget Sound Regional Council - Transportation Policy Board
South Sound Military and Communities Partnership
Member, Primary
South Sound 911 Governing Board
Tacoma Pierce County Health BoardMember
Transportation Benefit DistrictMember
Washington State Association of Counties Board of DirectorsMember
Washington State Association of Counties Legislative Steering CommitteeAlternate
Work Force CentralAlternate

Council & Committee Meeting Information

For more information on agendas, meeting schedules and minutes please visit the Council and Committee Meetings page.

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Pierce County Council District 6
County-City Building 
10th Floor RM 1046

930 Tacoma Ave S 
Tacoma, WA 98402 

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