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Orange County Government Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County (HHCGOC) and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on the lawn of the Orange County Administration Center, for their annual Kick-Off Party to celebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 18, 2018. The event highlighted the culture and traditions […]

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Orange County Government Launches Online Fence Permitting for Homeowners and Contractors

Orange County Government approves up to 4,000 residential fence permits annually. To efficiently serve this high-demand permit type, the County is now offering homeowners...

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Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson Hosts Community Celebration at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

Community celebrations are meant to bring residents and officials together to acknowledge projects that have either already been completed or are about to start....

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Prospera Hosts Annual 2018 Success Stories Luncheon

Orange County Government and community leaders attended Prospera’s 2018 Annual Success Stories Luncheon on Sept. 5 in support of Hispanic entrepreneurs throughout Central Florida....

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Community & Services

Orange County Government Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County (HHCGOC) and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on the lawn of the Orange County Administration Center, for their annual Kick-Off Party to celebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 18, 2018. The event highlighted the culture and traditions […]

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Orange County Government Launches Online Fence Permitting for Homeowners and Contractors

Orange County Government approves up to 4,000 residential fence permits annually. To efficiently serve this high-demand permit type, the County is now offering homeowners and contractors a faster and easier way to apply for fence permits. Orange County’s Fast Track Member Services now offers access to contractors and homeowners the ability to apply for fence […]

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Commissioner Thompson and other leaders standing for a photo on a lawn
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Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson Hosts Community Celebration at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

Community celebrations are meant to bring residents and officials together to acknowledge projects that have either already been completed or are about to start. On September 7, 2018, a community celebration highlighting future enhancements to the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge took place at Eagles Roost Park, and those in attendance realized just how much […]

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Public Health & Safety

Orange County Advises Residents to Practice Lake Safety during Hurricane Season

With the hurricane season officially underway, it is important residents have the information they need before, during and after any severe tropical system that affects the community. Hurricanes can bring hazards in many forms, and while Orange County is located inland, it is home to many lakes, which can also become hazardous before, during or […]

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The Importance of Emergency Preparedness Kits During Storm Season

As Orange County prepares residents and visitors for hurricane season, it is important to make sure emergency kits are stocked with the necessary items recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find could help save a life. FEMA provides a printable list to take shopping […]

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Mental Health Clinicians Participate in Mock Fire Rescue Event to Aid First Responders

Orange County Fire Rescue Department (OCFRD) recently partnered with the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative to host the Clinician Awareness Program. This statewide initiative provides education on the hazards of fire service and helps clinicians relate to firefighters. The two-day event took place at the Valencia Fire Training Institute in Orange County on June […]

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Business

Prospera Hosts Annual 2018 Success Stories Luncheon

Orange County Government and community leaders attended Prospera’s 2018 Annual Success Stories Luncheon on Sept. 5 in support of Hispanic entrepreneurs throughout Central Florida....

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Digital Twin Technology and the Internet of Things Focus of 2018 Florida Simulation Summit

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the National Center for Simulation (NCS) hosted the fourth annual Florida Simulation Summit on Sept. 6, 2018, at...

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KPMG Celebrates Construction Milestones at New Innovation Center in Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined KPMG leaders and local dignitaries to recognize the construction crew and designers responsible for building KPMG’s learning, development,...

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