Detrick is a native Washingtonian from the Petworth Neighborhood. He served the residents of DC on the Federal and DC Government throughout his undergraduate career: in the Office of the City Administrator, Detrick analyzed and collected performance data for District agencies; he assisted in the operations of the Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton --and, participated in her legislative portfolio as a member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; in 2015, Detrick help serve his home Ward 4 as a field intern in the Office of Brandon Todd.
After graduating from George Washington University in 2018, he served as an Associate Director of Scheduling and Advance for Mayor Bowser. In 2019, he helped get Democrats elected in Virginia. Currently, Detrick works to oversee the budget of the Institute of Peace as a budget assistant. Detrick is a former Neighborhood Commissioner from the Foggy Bottom and West End Neighborhood, focusing on community development, transportation, and feedback on government programs and policies, and a member of the Rainbow Caucus.
Recently, Detrick assisted a coalition of LGBTQ+ nonprofits and organizations in analyzing and advocating budget changes in the District. This effort led to the District allocating more than $2 million for LGBTQ+ specific issues in the DIstrict. He also crafts policy position papers and statements that have earned recognition from the Washington Teachers’ Union’s, One Fair Wage, Greater Greater Washington, and Victory Fund. His work has been featured in the GW Hatchet, Washington Post, and Georgetowner.
A proud Benjamin Banneker Academic High School alum, Detrick went to the George Washington (GW) University for a Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science and is now pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy focusing on regulation and economic policy at GW. Detrick is a Capricorn that hates standard time because it becomes dark too early.