Forum / Meeting

2019 Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Symposium

Nov. 6, 2019 – Nov. 8, 2019
Miami-Dade County, Fla.
Contact Hadi Sedigh
Contact Alana Hurley (202) 350-2296
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    2019 Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Symposium

    NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Symposium brings together urban county leaders from across the country for an exchange of ideas and solutions to enhance the ability of metropolitan counties to serve the needs of current and future residents.

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    County News Coverage

    Miami-Dade County builds center for mental health and recovery

    The Miami Center for Mental Health and Recovery will provide resources to the most difficult and underserved populations in Miami-Dade County, Fla.

    Former Miami Dolphins quarterback addresses LUCC attendees: ‘We can all make a difference’

    Dan Marino's lessons of service from his foundation appeal to LUCC attendees to "make a difference"

    Miami-Dade County uses Homeless Trust to combat homelessness

    Local governments need a plan, leadership, money and a public-private partnership when it comes to addressing homelessness.

    Preventing your county government from ‘operating in a bubble’

    Harris County, Texas surveyed residents online and had canvassers visit neighborhoods to represent voices that weren’t always heard at public meetings or for individuals who may not have internet access.

    Discussion Slides

    Sacramento County Infant Mortality Efforts

    Center for Study of Social Policy Infant Mortality Slides

    Census 2020 Presentation from American Institutes for Research

    Election Security Slides from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

    Community Engagement Efforts in Harris County, Texas

    Poverty Reduction Blueprint from Franklin County, Ohio

    Nebraska Association of County Officials Resilience Slides

    NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Symposium brings together urban county leaders from across the country for an exchange of ideas and solutions to enhance the ability of metropolitan counties to serve the needs of current and future residents.
    2019-11-06
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    2021-02-08

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Symposium brings together urban county leaders from across the country for an exchange of ideas and solutions to enhance the ability of metropolitan counties to serve the needs of current and future residents.

County News Coverage

Miami-Dade County builds center for mental health and recovery

The Miami Center for Mental Health and Recovery will provide resources to the most difficult and underserved populations in Miami-Dade County, Fla.

Former Miami Dolphins quarterback addresses LUCC attendees: ‘We can all make a difference’

Dan Marino's lessons of service from his foundation appeal to LUCC attendees to "make a difference"

Miami-Dade County uses Homeless Trust to combat homelessness

Local governments need a plan, leadership, money and a public-private partnership when it comes to addressing homelessness.

Preventing your county government from ‘operating in a bubble’

Harris County, Texas surveyed residents online and had canvassers visit neighborhoods to represent voices that weren’t always heard at public meetings or for individuals who may not have internet access.

Discussion Slides

Sacramento County Infant Mortality Efforts

Center for Study of Social Policy Infant Mortality Slides

Census 2020 Presentation from American Institutes for Research

Election Security Slides from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Community Engagement Efforts in Harris County, Texas

Poverty Reduction Blueprint from Franklin County, Ohio

Nebraska Association of County Officials Resilience Slides

Wednesday, Nov 06

  • Miami Center for Mental Health and Recovery: Treatment v. Incarceration

    WORKSHOP FULL

    Wednesday, Nov 06 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

    Depart from InterContinental Lobby

    The Miami Center for Mental Health and Recovery, acclaimed as a national model, represents a tangible solution to the challenge of decreasing the number of individuals with mental illness in county jails. This “hard hat” tour of the center’s construction site, hosted by Judge Steve Leifman, will shed light on how the county utilized a surplus building and acquired funding for this center to advance its objective of diverting individuals with mental illness away from its jails and into a more suitable and productive treatment environment.

    This workshop is at capacity. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email ahurley@naco.org

  • Wynwood District: Community Revitalization through the Arts

    Boxed Lunches Provided

    WORKSHOP FULL

    Wednesday, Nov 06 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

    Depart from InterContinental Lobby

    Recently listed among TripAdvisor’s “Coolest Neighborhoods in the U.S.,” Miami-Dade County’s Wynwood district is known for the colorful murals that line its walls and the bustling eateries and drinkeries that attract locals and tourists alike. On this tour, the visionary developer of Wynwood will discuss the transformation of this once nondescript and blighted warehouse district into a national destination and invite input from attendees on how arts and culture help to catalyze neighborhood revitalization in urban counties.

  • Welcome Reception at the InterContinental Hotel

    Wednesday, Nov 06 | 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST

    InterContinental Pool Terrace

Thursday, Nov 07

  • Morning Bicycle Ride

    WORKSHOP FULL

    Thursday, Nov 07 | 6:30 am to 7:30 am EST

    Depart from InterContinental Lobby

    Join fellow early birds for a guided morning bicycle ride on South Florida’s newly created Underline. Bicycles and helmets provided.

  • Registration and Networking Breakfast

    Thursday, Nov 07 | 8:00 am to 9:00 am EST

    Bayfront Foyer, InterContinental Miami

  • Symposium Welcome and Kickoff

    Thursday, Nov 07 | 9:00 am to 9:30 am EST

    Bayfront Ballroom A, InterContinental Miami

    The 2019 LUCC Symposium will formally begin with welcoming and framing remarks from NACo and LUCC leadership and special invited guests.

  • Homelessness in Urban Counties: Formulating Sustainable Solutions

    Thursday, Nov 07 | 9:30 am to 10:30 am EST

    Bayfront Ballroom A, InterContinental Miami

    In counties across America, homelessness is a crisis confronting local government. In the early 1990s, Miami-Dade County established The Homeless Trust to address its own crisis of homelessness. During this conversation, attendees will hear from the founders and leaders of the Trust about its formation and demonstrated impact, discuss the sustainability of recurring funding sources and offer their own insights stemming from local efforts to address homelessness.

  • Giving Every Child a Chance: Reducing Infant Mortality

    Thursday, Nov 07 | 10:45 am to 11:45 am EST

    Bayfront Ballroom A, InterContinental Miami

    In 2011, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors was presented with 20 years of data on infant mortality in their jurisdiction, including the startling finding that African-American infants were dying at twice the rate of other infants in the county. Since then, the county has led local efforts to reduce this troubling disparity, with measurable success. During this session, Sacramento County will share its approach to reducing infant child mortality, and a leading national expert will outline how urban counties can assess and address this issue locally.

  • Symposium Luncheon

    Thursday, Nov 07 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST

    Bayfront Ballroom B, InterContinental Miami

  • Community Resilience and Leadership: The Black Sky Exercise

    Thursday, Nov 07 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm EST

    Bayfront Ballroom A, InterContinental Miami

    This “Black Sky” Exercise, led by an international expert, will address the variety of modern-day threats that urban counties face: both man-made and natural, increasing in duration and intensity and regularly leaving communities without essential services. During this session, attendees will engage in an interactive exercise that will test their awareness and preparation for complex threats through dynamic expert facilitation and thought-provoking discussion.

  • LUCC Steering Committee Business Meeting

    Thursday, Nov 07 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST

    Sevilla Room, InterContinental Miami

    Open to all Symposium attendees, this business meeting will focus on strategic planning related to future LUCC activities and events, including a discussion on the 2020 U.S. Census and the role of urban county leaders in ensuring accurate and complete counts in their jurisdictions.

  • Reception at Perez Art Museum Miami

    Transportation provided; depart from InterContinental Lobby

    Thursday, Nov 07 | 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST

    Perez Art Museum Miami

Friday, Nov 08

  • Networking Breakfast

    Friday, Nov 08 | 8:30 am to 9:30 am EST

    Bayfront Ballroom B, InterContinental Miami

  • From Aspiration to Solutions: Funding Early Childhood Development

    Friday, Nov 08 | 9:30 am to 10:30 am EST

    Bayfront Ballroom A, InterContinental Miami

    Urban county leaders have embraced the pivotal role of counties in ensuring healthy beginnings for all children in their communities, but often struggle to find funding sources for these efforts. In 2002, the residents of Miami-Dade County voted to create a Children’s Trust that would ensure ongoing funding for early childhood development in the county, helping to tangibly move the needle on the community’s early childhood development efforts. In this session, the Founding Chairman of the Children’s Trust will discuss its formation and successes in ensuring recurring funding from voters, and attendees will share their own solutions to addressing the critical issue of early childhood development.

  • Voices Heard: Sophisticated Approaches to Community Engagement

    Friday, Nov 08 | 10:45 am to 11:45 am EST

    Bayfront Ballroom A, InterContinental Miami

    When Harris County, Texas Judge Lina Hidalgo was elected in November 2018 to lead the nation’s third most populous county, she set out to understand the needs and sentiments of her community in a manner that would ensure all voices were uplifted, regardless of their social or economic standing or their level of engagement with local government. During this session, Judge Hidalgo and her partners in this endeavor will share their innovative strategy for community engagement, which included surveys in five languages and a team of 40+ community canvassers, and will invite input from attendees on their own approaches to empowering constituent voices.

  • Closing Luncheon: Attendee Presentations on Model Practices

    Friday, Nov 08 | 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm EST

    Bayfront Ballroom B, InterContinental Miami

    During this interactive session, symposium attendees will have the opportunity to briefly share successful initiatives and model practices from their jurisdictions, with the objective of fostering connections amongst urban county officials and partners interested in similar issues. Attendees are encouraged to come to this session prepared to speak for 3-5 minutes about a local program or initiative that has measurably advanced their urban county's efforts to serve its residents. 

  • Resiliency: Rising Waters and the Impact on Land and Structures

    WORKSHOP FULL

    Friday, Nov 08 | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST

    Depart from InterContinental Lobby

    Extreme weather conditions have exposed many jurisdictions across the country to acute risks of flooding and destruction of land, infrastructure and coastline development. On this Bus and Boat tour, attendees will hear from local and national leaders experienced in dealing with rising waters and the impact to surrounding areas and addressing these evolving threats.

Miami-Dade County, Fla.

InterContinental Hotel, Miami-Dade County, Fla.

Wednesday, November 6 – Friday, November 8

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