The Texas Conference of Urban Counties (Urban Counties) is a non-profit organization composed of 34 member counties representing nearly 80 percent of the population of Texas.
The Urban Counties supports and coordinates communications among member counties, studies policies and programs of the state of Texas that affect urban counties, advocates county issues, primarily at the state level, and provides training and education programs appropriate for urban county officials. All services and activities are pursued for the benefit of the people of Texas.
Urban County Programs Include:
Intergovernmental Relations: The Urban Counties’ major program and priority is advocacy on county issues before state government, such as unfunded mandates, greater authority and flexibility for counties, and special projects including the coordination of the Texas Clean Air Working Group. The urban counties have successfully obtained significant new authority and resources for Texas counties in recent years.
Member Services: Provision of a limited number of services to member counties: