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Orange County-funded Summer Internship Program Provides High School Students with Life-Changing Opportunities

When 20-year-old Brian Salamanca graduated from Wekiva High School two years ago, he was unsure about what to do next. But thanks to encouragement from his sister, who participated in the Professional Opportunities Program for Students (POPS) summer internship program in 2011, he decided to look into getting an internship at Orange County, and...

How Does Your Garden Grow? A Makeover using Native Plants and Florida-Friendly Landscaping

The downtown demo garden at the Orange County Administration building is a popular place, with more than 500,000 visitors each year. Recently it got...

Orange County Convention Center Supports Great Oaks Village Foster Home With Donations

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues to demonstrate its dedication to the local community during these unprecedented times by giving back and supporting...

You Grow, Girl: Volunteers Help Orange County Homeowners Create Florida-Friendly Landscapes

When Orlando resident Phyllis Stopford, 79, decided to sign up for the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer Program thirteen years ago, it...

Community & Services

Orange County-funded Summer Internship Program Provides High School Students with Life-Changing Opportunities

When 20-year-old Brian Salamanca graduated from Wekiva High School two years ago, he was unsure about what to do next. But thanks to encouragement from his sister, who participated in the Professional Opportunities Program...

How Does Your Garden Grow? A Makeover using Native Plants and Florida-Friendly Landscaping

The downtown demo garden at the Orange County Administration building is a popular place, with more than 500,000 visitors each year. Recently it got a makeover to turn it into a Florida paradise with...

Orange County Convention Center Supports Great Oaks Village Foster Home With Donations

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues to demonstrate its dedication to the local community during these unprecedented times by giving back and supporting local organizations. The General Council of the Assemblies of God USA recently hosted its bi-annual meeting in Orlando welcoming an estimated 19,000 attendees with an estimated economic impact of $48.9...

Public Health & Safety

Saving Lives: Transportation Planning Division and Public Works Department Awarded for Best Practices in Orange County Code Amendments

Making Florida’s communities livable requires planning and implementation for pedestrian safety and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. This can be challenging, especially for Florida cities, which are ranked highest for pedestrian injuries...

Hurricane Season Shelter Guidelines

This hurricane season, it is important Orange County residents are aware of any changes to available shelters in the event of a storm. With CDC guidelines on COVID-19 having relaxed, the state of Florida...

Don’t Pollute: How to Properly Dispose of Pool and Spa Wastewater

Do you know how to properly dispose of pool and spa wastewater? If you guessed down a storm drain, you are mistaken! Pool and spa wastewater that flows down storm drains ends up in local waterways, affecting water quality, wildlife and even our health. Why is stormwater pollution so hazardous? Anything dumped or dropped...

Business

Orange County’s Pollution Prevention Champion Spotlight: Avalon Eatery

It takes a great deal of careful thought and creative planning to become a Pollution Prevention (P2) champion, and Avalon Eatery has done just that. The Orange County Environmental Protection Division is thrilled to...

Job Alert: Pandemic Leaves Great Oaks Village in Need of Counselors for Foster Children and Young Adults

Working virtually became the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many remote workers want to keep it that way. This has created a challenge for businesses and organizations in need of in-person staff as...

2021 State of Orange County: Five Things You Need to Know

Although the past 12 months have been challenging for families and businesses, Orange County’s future remains bright. That is the message Mayor Jerry L. Demings delivered during his 2021 State of the County address. In his speech, the Mayor highlighted the challenges Orange County faced during the global pandemic but also focused on looking...