DECATUR, GA –The National Association of Counties (NACo) next week will host a series of meetings in DeKalb County, the home county of NACo President Larry Johnson, a DeKalb County commissioner. The events are expected to attract over 200 county officials from across the country.
NACo will hold its annual Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Symposium Dec. 1-3. It will focus on pressing issues facing urban counties, those with populations greater than 500,000. The symposium’s theme is “Urban Counties THRIVE,” part of President Johnson’s year-long effort to position counties to emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever.
Among the topics county leaders will examine are federal COVID-19 recovery aid; infant mortality; homelessness; community engagement; and diversity, equity and inclusion.
“After nearly two years on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, we are honored to host counties leaders here in DeKalb County,” said Johnson. “We are proud to showcase our county, and we look forward to learning from one another’s successes and challenges as we help all our counties thrive.”
Prior to the symposium, NACo’s Prenatal-to-Three County Leaders Academy will take place, examining policies to strengthen services for young children and their families. Additionally, NACo’s Board of Directors will meet Dec. 3-4.
As part of the meetings, county leaders will participate in mobile tours highlighting success stories from the Atlanta metro area. All sessions, excluding mobile tours, will take place at Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, 130 Clairemont Ave., Decatur.
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