As an attorney with a master’s degree in real estate and urban development, Rick Rybeck's success in devising and implementing new policy directions lies in his ability to listen and understand stakeholder concerns. Assured that their views and concerns are valued, stakeholders can relinquish their grip on the status quo and collaborate on problem-solving. He uses humor and stories to illustrate economic ideas. This helps people think about old problems in new ways.
Rybeck established Just Economics, LLC, in 2009 to assist communities in promoting job creation, affordable housing, transportation efficiency, and sustainable economic development. Among other things, Just Economics:
Prior to founding Just Economics, Rybeck spent 12 years as the Deputy Associate Director for Transportation Policy & Planning at the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. In this capacity, he:
To accomplish this, Rybeck:
In 1997, Rybeck was selected as a member of the inaugural class of the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Municipal Management (now known as the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership). Rybeck earned a certified public manager degree after completing this year-long program.
Earlier, Rybeck was a legislative assistant to the Honorable Hilda H.M. Mason on the Council of the District of Columbia. Among other accomplishments, Rybeck:
Rybeck also authored Meeting America’s Housing Needs, published by the Conference on Alternative State and Local Policies in 1982. Rybeck received training in conflict resolution and prejudice reduction from the National Coalition Building Institute.
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