Rick Talbert was elected to the Pierce County Council in 2010 after serving two terms in the Tacoma City Council. Rick currently serves on the Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee and he is the Chair of the Community Development Committee. Councilmember Talbert has a long history of community service. Rick served as president of the Small Business Incubator, president of the East Tacoma Home and Industry Council, chair of the Eastside Neighborhood Advisory Council and served on the Board of Directors for Communities in Schools.
Councilmember Talbert is a lifelong resident of Pierce County. He and his wife Christy live in southeast Tacoma where they are raising their family. A graduate of Lincoln High School, Rick received his bachelors degree in political science and public administration from Western Washington University.