Lucas currently serves as Board Chair of the 31-member Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), and serves on the boards (and is former Board Chair) of the following agencies: Capitol Corridor JPA (Amtrak California), Yolo County Transportation District (Yolobus), Valley Clean Energy (VCE)-Yolo County’s local clean power provider, and Vice-Chair of the Yolo Habitat Conservancy.
Lucas’ work in public service began as a longtime staffer in the California State Assembly- working for four separate Assemblymembers. With fifteen years of experience working in the State Capitol, Lucas currently works as Associate Director of State Policy for The Nature Conservancy, where he is responsible for advocating on behalf of the environment before the California State Legislature and numerous state agencies.
Lucas also spent nearly a decade advocating for affordable housing throughout Davis and Yolo County as President of Yolo Mutual Housing Association (now Mutual Housing California). During his tenure, the nonprofit association created affordable rental housing for 450 residents. Lucas also served on the Board of the Davis Food Co-op for nine years. On environmental matters, Frerichs currently serves as a board member for the regionally recognized Yolo Basin Foundation, and he is also a proud member of the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club.
He lives in central Davis with his wife, Stacie, who is Executive Director of the Davis Arts Center. They enjoy the antics of their frisky pup, Berryessa.