Large Urban County Caucus

Find resources from the 2019 Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Symposium, held November 6-8 in Miami-Dade County, Fla.

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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

  • Reports & Toolkits | Jan. 13, 2020

    NACo works to preserve local decision making, protect counties from unfunded mandates and preemption and strengthen the federal-state-local partnership.

  • 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


Sally Heyman
Miami-Dade County, Florida


Vice Chair

Kathryn Barger
Los Angeles County, California


George Dunlap
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


Ed Eilert
Commission Chair
Johnson County, Kansas


Adrian Garcia
Commissioner - Elect, Precinct 2
Harris County, Texas


John O'Grady
Franklin County, Ohio


Betsy VanderLey
Orange County, Florida


Executive Committee Liaison

Roy Brooks
Tarrant County, Texas


Immediate Past Chair

Larry Johnson
DeKalb County, Georgia



  • Associate Legislative Director – Community, Economic & Workforce Development & Liaison to the Large Urban County Caucus  
    (202) 942-4212