The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization representing county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3,068 counties.

NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.

Commissioner Shiprack was appointed by the President of NACo to serve on the Steering Committee of the Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC). As the nation's 100 largest urban counties move into the 21st century, the National Association of Counties' elected county executives are prepared to take advantage of new opportunities and address new challenges.

Representing about 130 million people, LUCC elected leaders not only play a significant role in national policy because they represent nearly one in every two Americans, but also because of the broad range of services they must provide to their citizens. Therefore, LUCC's goal is to provide useful information to its 1,000 elected members as they search for pragmatic solutions to a number of challenges specific to large counties.

Commissioner Shiprack will be working on these issues, and will emphasize awareness and policies related to public safety and local food access.

For more information, visit the NACo website.

Public Safety and Local Food Access