National Association of Counties
Washington, D.C.

 Lu Barron

NACo Board of Directors​​​​​​​​

​​County Supervisor
Linn County, Iowa


Years affiliated with NACo: 15 years

Years in public service:15 years

Occupation: county supervisor

Education: Kirkwood Community College; University of Iowa

The hardest thing I’ve ever done: successfully sited a new modern landfill

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Madeleine Albright, Bill Clinton and Vaclav Havel

A dream I have is to: visit as many World Heritage sites as I can before I die (58 so far).

You’d be surprised to learn that I: have a son who lives in the Czech Republic and a daughter who lives in New Zealand.

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: hiked 35 miles in a rainforest in New Zealand.

My favorite way to relax is: dinner with friends and a good bottle of red wine

I’m most proud of: my husband Bill and a marriage of 30 years, plus our two children Will and Barbara.

Every morning I read: The Cedar Rapids Gazette.

My favorite meal is: homemade chicken and biscuits.

My pet peeve is: litter.

My motto is: “You can do anything you set your mind to.”

The last book I read was: “Prague Winter” by Madeleine Albright.

My favorite movie is: Dr. Zhivago.

My favorite music is: anything by Jimmy Buffett.

My favorite president is: Woodrow Wilson.