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Rick Birt

Rick Birt

Rick Birt serves as the Director of the Washington, DC Highway Safety Office (HSO). In this role, he leads the HSO team in implementing evidence-informed countermeasures that ensure the safety of all roadway users. Rick has more than a decade of highway safety and prevention experience. Prior to joining District Government, Rick served as the President/CEO of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), a national youth prevention and activism organization focused on mobility safety, substance use, personal health and safety, and leadership development. During his time at SADD, Rick authored several publications for teen drivers and adult allies on matters of mobility safety and was often called upon by the media to speak on these matters. He has also consulted for highway safety offices and non-profit organizations in a variety of capacities.

Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Urban Studies from Wittenberg University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Ohio State University. Outside the office, Rick can be found as a volunteer at Washington Reagan (DCA) Airport behind the Information Desk, exploring bike trails within the District, or walking his pup, Phoenix, around the city. Rick and his wife are proud Ward 2 residents and continue their journey to find the best desserts in the District.

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