Dick Dickerson is a native of Colorado who, following his discharge from the Unites States Army, settled in Southern California to begin a thirty-year career in law enforcement.

In 1986, Dick was sent to Redding by the California Department of Justice to organize and command the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF).

Following retirement in 1993, Dick was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to the Shasta County Board of Supervisors and later, he was elected to serve a four-year term. In 1998, Dick was elected to the California State Assembly where he served four years representing the Second Assembly District.

In the Redding community, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Shasta County Youth Violence Prevention Council and has twice served as Chair of the United Way Campaign, past president of the Shasta County Peace Officers Association, Redding Rodeo Association Board of Directors and the Emergency Services Foundation. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Elected to the Redding City Council in 2004, Dick, his wife Betty, two children and five grandchildren are proud to call Redding home.

Currently serving as Mayor, Dick also acts as City Council liaison to the Economic Development and Police Departments, the Shasta Public Library Citizens' Advisory Committee, the McConnell Foundation the Local Agency Formation Commission, the Shasta County Remote Access Network Advisory and the Regional Transportation Planning Agency