Large Urban County Caucus

America’s urban counties play a prominent role in 150 MILLION RESIDENTS’ LIVES every day. We foster conditions for economic strength, build and maintain transportation systems and critical infrastructure, promote community health and well-being, champion justice and public safety and implement a broad portfolio of federal, state and local programs.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) Large Urban County Caucus, or “LUCC,” is the premier forum for urban county leaders and is the voice for America’s metropolitan counties before Congress and the Administration. Comprised of county executives, governing board members and other senior elected officials, LUCC members focus on urban challenges and solutions, engage in peer-to-peer information exchanges, inform national policy discussions. 

Latest Resources

  • Legislative Presentation | Mar. 14, 2018

    In order to educate federal policymakers on issues around Medicaid and justice-involved individuals, NACo recently released a new report titled, "Medicaid Coverage and County Jails: Understanding Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Health Outcomes for Justice-Involved Individuals."

  • Educational Presentation | Nov. 9, 2015

    Child poverty rates in the United States have increased significantly since 2000, peaking in 2010 at the highest level since the 1960's. Furthermore, the place in which a child spends his or her childhood has increasingly come to determine that child's future income opportunities.

  • Educational Presentation | Nov. 9, 2015

    Today, suburbs are home to the largest and fastest growing poor population across the United States. Despite the rapid growth in suburban poverty rates compared to those within major cities over the last decade, available resources and support services have been slow to respond to this shift.

Learn more about getting involved in NACo's Large Urban County Caucus

LUCC Steering Committee


Larry Johnson
DeKalb County, Georgia


Vice Chair

Chris Abele
County Executive
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin


Kathryn Barger
Los Angeles County, California


Edward Emmett
County Judge
Harris County, Texas


Mark Luttrell
County Mayor
Shelby County, Tennessee


John O'Grady
Franklin County, Ohio


Denise Winfrey
Board Member
Will County, Illinois


Executive Committee Liaison

Mary Ann Borgeson
Douglas County, Nebraska


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