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Mayor Jacobs, Orlando ballet leaders and ballerinas at a groundbreaking ceremony holding shovels

Orange County Welcomes New Era in Arts and Culture with the Groundbreaking of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined community leaders and the Orlando Ballet on Oct. 18, 2018 for the groundbreaking ceremony of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre. The new building adds another world-class venue to the region’s growing list of theaters and performing arts centers. The new, state-of-the-art facility, named after the late Central Florida philanthropist Harriett […]

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Purple Door Luncheon Highlights Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs was recognized as the Central Florida Champion of Advocacy for her service and unwavering commitment to children and families...

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Orange County Government Expands Permitting Workspace to Enhance Customer Service

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and leadership from across Orange County Government joined the Division of Building Safety for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the renovation and...

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Orange County Celebrates Region’s Most Colorful Parade at Come Out with Pride

Central Florida’s annual Come Out with Pride parade and festival, the largest LGBTQ+ event in the region, has grown to host thousands of visitors...

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Community & Services

Orange County Welcomes New Era in Arts and Culture with the Groundbreaking of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined community leaders and the Orlando Ballet on Oct. 18, 2018 for the groundbreaking ceremony of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre. The new building adds another world-class venue to the region’s growing list of theaters and performing arts centers. The new, state-of-the-art facility, named after the late Central Florida philanthropist Harriett […]

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Purple Door Luncheon Highlights Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs was recognized as the Central Florida Champion of Advocacy for her service and unwavering commitment to children and families at the 2018 Purple Door Luncheon hosted by Harbor House of Central Florida on Oct. 17, 2018 at the Rosen Centre Hotel. The signature event held during Domestic Violence Awareness Month […]

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs and orange county employees posing for a ribbon cutting

Orange County Government Expands Permitting Workspace to Enhance Customer Service

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and leadership from across Orange County Government joined the Division of Building Safety for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the renovation and expansion of Permitting Services on Oct. 17, 2018. The new workspace will house additional staff to enhance One-Stop Permitting services on the first floor of Orange County’s Administration Building at 201 […]

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Public Health & Safety

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Announces Orange County Fire Rescue’s Project Leave Behind to Help Prevent Deadly Opioid Overdoses

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined Orange County Fire Chief Otto Drozd III and Orange County Medical Director Dr. Christian Zuver with first responders to announce Project Leave Behind on Oct. 10, 2018. The new program supplies Orange County firefighters with Naloxone nasal spray kits for distribution to the families and loved ones of individuals […]

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Mayor Jacobs and other leaders wearing pink shirts, holding a dog in front of a pink bus

Orange County Supports Community of Breast Cancer Survivors and Patients

Central Florida leaders recently joined the 2018 Downtown Hope Hike event hosted by the Orlando Health UF Cancer Center. Each year, hundreds of pink-clad patients, survivors and family members gather as a reminder of the importance of early breast cancer detection and treatment to support those who have been diagnosed or are currently undergoing treatment. […]

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Tap Water – An Essential Part of a Hurricane Preparedness Plan

In the days leading up to 2017’s Hurricane Irma, many Orange County residents heeded the advice of emergency officials to Be Aware, Prepare. Grocery stores scrambled to meet the demand for bottled water. While bottled water may be a convenient way to store water prior to a hurricane, Orange County Utilities’ customers already have a […]

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Business

Orange County Welcomes New Era in Arts and Culture with the Groundbreaking of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined community leaders and the Orlando Ballet on Oct. 18, 2018 for the groundbreaking ceremony of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet...

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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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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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