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Rick Eckert

Rick Eckert

Position No. 1

Expiration 12.31.2027


  • B.A. in History – University of Maryland University College
  • B.S. in Social Science – University of Maryland University College
  • Certificate in Diversity Studies – University of Maryland University College
Elected Experience:
  • Council Member – City of Poulsbo (2024-Current)
  • Director – North Kitsap School Board (2017-Current)
Professional Experience:
  • United States Navy (1994-2015)
  • Program Manager (Records, Forms, and Directives) – Naval Hospital Bremerton (2015-2022)
  • Program Manager (Records, Forms, and Directives) – Trident Refit Facility Bangor (2022-Present)
Community and Volunteer Experience:
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance
  • Member – NKSD Alternative Learning Education Committee
  • Member – City of Poulsbo Pedestrian Safety Committee
  • Member – City of Poulsbo Complete Streets Committee
  • Director Area 4 Representative – Washington State School Directors Association Nominating Committee (2022-Present)

Originally from Pennsylvania, I entered the Navy in 1994 and spent 20 years serving my country.  I served in a variety of duty stations in Florida, California, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, North Carolina, the United Kingdom, and Afghanistan as well as the 5th and 7th Fleets.  I moved to Poulsbo in 2008 to finish out my Naval career and retired in 2015 at which time I began service as a Federal employee working for the Navy in records and policy management.

I have been an active member of my community wherever I have called home; participating in Parent-Teacher Associations, community volunteerism, and community relations activities overseas.  Since making Poulsbo my home, I have been regularly engaged in the city, county, and community. I am an active member of the Poulsbo Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a strong advocate for improving services city and county-wide for veterans.  I believe strong community makes a strong city and look forward to continuing to serve my community as a member of the city council.

My wife Kelly and I have been married since 1995 and have two adult sons and a feisty Norwegian Buhund named Freya.