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The Board of County Commissioners and other Orange County leaders standing for a photo

Orange County Farm Bureau Hosts Annual Elected Officials Luncheon

The Orange County Farm Bureau held its 2019 Elected Officials Luncheon at the Citrus Club on May 21, 2019. Every year, the Farm Bureau’s board of directors updates Orange County officials on the nursery industry, citrus harvesting, farm industry needs and agricultural issues.

Mayor Jerry L. Demings and members of the Orange County Board of County Commissioners joined constitutional officers and community leaders at the meeting, which provided an update on the future of agriculture in Orange County.

Orange County Corrections officers, Orange County Corrections Chief Louis A. Quiñones and Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings standing outside during the Greater Orlando NAMIWalks event .

Orange County Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month in May

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. Each year, residents, community organizations and major employers across the U.S. highlight the effort to fight the...

A man in traditional red and yellow garb is leading a dance with a decorative dragon

Orange County Celebrates Community, Tradition and Asian Pacific Heritage

Throughout the month of May, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) have been celebrating Asian Pacific American...

Mayor Demings stands on stage. The words State of the County are in the background.

Mayor Demings Delivers 2019 State of the County to Great Turnout at Orange County Convention Center

On May 16, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings welcomed nearly 1,500 citizens and community leaders to the 2019 State of the County address...

Community & Services

Orange County Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month in May

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. Each year, residents, community organizations and major employers across the U.S. highlight the effort to fight the stigma linked to mental health issues, provide support, educate and...

Orange County Celebrates Community, Tradition and Asian Pacific Heritage

Throughout the month of May, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) have been celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at events across the County, including the Guang...

Mayor Demings stands on stage. The words State of the County are in the background.

Mayor Demings Delivers 2019 State of the County to Great Turnout at Orange County Convention Center

On May 16, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings welcomed nearly 1,500 citizens and community leaders to the 2019 State of the County address at the Orange County Convention Center.

“My earnest commitment as your Mayor is to do everything in my power to move Orange County forward” said Mayor Demings at the Linda Chapin...

Public Health & Safety

A large audience of dozens of people sit row by row at narrow, rectangular tables. In front of them is a stage with two large projection screens. The attendees are paying attention to the speaker at the podium.

Emergency Managers Gather in Orange County for the 2019 National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference

Nationwide emergency management professionals gathered for the 2019 National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive. The four-day conference, held from April 1 to 4, provides a forum and...

Inside of a Fire Station, firefighter Jason Wheat smiles while holding his Firefighter of the Year Award. Fire Chief Otto Drodz and other leaders smile as Jason walks towards the podium.

Orange County Fire Rescue Department Firefighter Named 2018 Florida Firefighter of the Year

The Florida State Firefighters Association (FSFA) presented Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s (OCFRD) Firefighter Jason Wheat with the annual Firefighter of the Year Award. Wheat was selected to receive the award as a result of numerous peer nominations on behalf of his continued dedication and service. His commitment is credited with positively impacting the...

Good Samaritans Honored by Orange County for Saving a Local Sergeant’s Life

Four local good Samaritans were recognized today for saving the life of Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Jamie Hoffman from a fiery crash last year on State Road 408.

On the morning of July 1, 2018, Sgt. Hoffman’s patrol car crashed on the 408 between Pine Hills Road and Old Winter Garden Road. His cruiser...

Business

The Board of County Commissioners and other Orange County leaders standing for a photo

Orange County Farm Bureau Hosts Annual Elected Officials Luncheon

The Orange County Farm Bureau held its 2019 Elected Officials Luncheon at the Citrus Club on May 21, 2019. Every year, the Farm Bureau’s board...

Mayor Demings and two other men on stage. Behind them is a very large screen that says 75 million.

Visit Orlando Announces 75 Million Visitors to the Region in 2018

Tourism officials announced today a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in...

Mayor Demings, Orange County Staff, and foreign Diplomats stand in a semi-circle around a lit fire pit. There are over two dozen individuals smiling for the photo.

Foreign Diplomats Visit Orange County for Experience Florida 2019 Program

Orange County and the City of Orlando welcomed 35 representatives from 31 different foreign missions, as part of the U.S. Department of State Office...