Dick Morten lives in the Parkside with his wife, Madeline, and daughter, Ai Lin. He is SPUR’s representative to the Lake Merced Task Force devoting efforts to raising lake water level and quality, and developing a Watershed Master Plan. Dick actively participated in the development of the Stern Grove and Pine Lake Master Plan.
Dick spearheaded the effort to build a new Larson Park/Sava Pool as a replacement for the existing pool that was in violation of building codes and seismically unsafe. The new pool opened in late 2008.
As Vice Chair of the Citizens General Obligation Oversight Committee he has responsibility for monitoring the 2000 and 2008 Recreation and Park Bond measures. Dick worked with City capital planning officials and Supervisor Sean Elsbernd to ensure that the 2008 Bond is transparent, has strong accountability provisions, and website public view of construction progress for individual projects.
He retired from Accenture Consulting’s Strategy Group. Other segments of his career included: Vice President of Economic and Public Affairs for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Peace Corps Volunteer Sarawak (Borneo) Malaysia, federal Office of Economic Opportunity, and Solem and Associates. He is a world traveler having lived, worked and journeyed to over 60 countries.