Storm Recovery Information

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Orange County Citizens’ Review Panel Delivers Impactful Programs for Local Communities

From programs guarding children from human trafficking, to career development opportunities to crime prevention projects, the Citizens’ Review Panel (CRP) has awarded more than $14.3 million to area nonprofits for 2023. Every year the CRP selects a small group of proposals from Orange County-based nonprofits, to provide critically needed services to local citizens.  In...

Orange County Receives 16th Straight Tree City USA Designation

In celebration of State Arbor Day, Orange County is sharing its recent recognition by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA...

Orange County Head Start Staffer Awarded Prestigious Statewide Recognition

Shamella Harmon, Orange County Head Start’s mental health and disabilities coordinator, was recently honored with the Aubrey Puckett Memorial Award by the Florida Head...

Orange County Library System Celebrates 100 Years of Community Service

This year, the Orange County Library System (OCLS) will be celebrating 100 years of service to the community. Throughout 2023, it will be hosting...

Community & Services

Orange County Receives 16th Straight Tree City USA Designation

In celebration of State Arbor Day, Orange County is sharing its recent recognition by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for its 16th consecutive year. The Tree City USA program...

Orange County Head Start Staffer Awarded Prestigious Statewide Recognition

Shamella Harmon, Orange County Head Start’s mental health and disabilities coordinator, was recently honored with the Aubrey Puckett Memorial Award by the Florida Head Start Association (FHSA). She is one of only 11 staffers...

Orange County Library System Celebrates 100 Years of Community Service

This year, the Orange County Library System (OCLS) will be celebrating 100 years of service to the community. Throughout 2023, it will be hosting special events and programs that illuminate its history and celebrate its present, including music events, fiber arts projects, virtual reality experiences and signature author series. On November 8, 1923, the...

Public Health & Safety

Orange County Citizens’ Review Panel Delivers Impactful Programs for Local Communities

From programs guarding children from human trafficking, to career development opportunities to crime prevention projects, the Citizens’ Review Panel (CRP) has awarded more than $14.3 million to area nonprofits for 2023. Every year the...

A Look Ahead: Mayor Demings’ Priorities for 2023

When Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings gave his Oath of Office speech on December 6, 2022, he outlined some key focus areas for Orange County in 2023. He stressed to fellow Orange County...

Buyer Beware: The Importance of Hiring Licensed Contractors and Avoiding Unpermitted Work

During the recovery period from a major storm, reports of unlicensed building activity and unpermitted work generally increase. Don’t fall victim to individuals that may try to take advantage of those in need. Residents should never hire unlicensed contractors and should always ensure that they have the correct permits as they rebuild after a storm. If...

Business

Orange County is a Big Fan of Energy Conservation Efforts

Energy conservation has proven to be an effective way of saving money. For instance, data from Orange County’s Seniors Climate Efficiency Program found residents had an annual savings of $450 on their utility bills...

Hurricane Ian: Prepare your Construction Sites

With the continued updates in forecast for Hurricane Ian, flooding rain and high winds are expected to be a major concern in Orange County. Orange County Government’s Public Works Development Engineering section has developed...

27 Years a Winner! Orange County Procurement Division Honored since 1995

The Orange County Government Procurement Division was recently recognized by the National Procurement Institute with the 2022 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Award. The County was one of 171 agencies in the United States and Canada and one of only 36 U.S. counties to receive the award. Even more impressively, Orange County is one of only...