Norm Dicks: Man of the theater

Mar 16th, 2020 | By | Category: Lifestyles

The latest in a long line of recognition for Norm Dicks has come from Tacoma’s theater district, where newly unveiled plaques at Pantages Theater are in honor of his nearly 40 years as a congressman.

Dicks, 79, who was called upon on New Year’s Eve to be grand marshal of the First Night celebration’s parade in downtown Tacoma, was singled out by Tacoma Arts Live for his role in the revitalization of Tacoma’s Historic Theater District. He also supported the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities while serving as a U.S. representative from the 6th Congressional District from 1977 to 2013.

“Norm Dicks’ leadership benefitted the residents of the district for decades, and we are pleased to provide a permanent recognition of his service,” said David Fischer, executive director of Tacoma Arts Live, the non-profit operator of the Pantages and other theaters.

Since leaving office, Dicks, a Bremerton native, has worked as a policy advisor for a Washington, D.C. law firm.