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Orange County Commissioners, Orlando Mayor Dyer and Orange County Mayor Demings at the Vaccine Hesitancy Campaign launch.

Orange County Launches #IGotMyShot Campaign to Combat COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Build “Community Immunity”

Today, April 14, 2021, Orange County Government officials – along with representatives from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, the City of Orlando, Orlando Economic Partnership, Visit Orlando, Walt Disney World, and Universal Orlando – revealed their “I Got My Shot” public safety campaign designed to debunk COVID-19 vaccine myths, highlight trusted...

Orange County Fire Rescue Reveals New, More Efficient Engine

Two years ago, the Orange County Fire Rescue Department created an Apparatus Committee with the expectation of taking a look at its current apparatus,...

New Senior Affordable Housing Community in Orange County’s Pine Hills Neighborhood Breaks Ground

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and District 6 Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin recently joined local leaders and residents for the groundbreaking of a...

From Boom to Bust to Boom Again, the Community of Wedgefield Has Come Full Circle

The history of Wedgefield is filled with twists and turns. A small community located 23 miles east of downtown Orlando, its origins are directly...

Community & Services

New Senior Affordable Housing Community in Orange County’s Pine Hills Neighborhood Breaks Ground

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and District 6 Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin recently joined local leaders and residents for the groundbreaking of a soon-to-be senior affordable housing community located in Pine Hills. Hawthorne...

From Boom to Bust to Boom Again, the Community of Wedgefield Has Come Full Circle

The history of Wedgefield is filled with twists and turns. A small community located 23 miles east of downtown Orlando, its origins are directly linked to the U.S. space program. Initially called Rocket City...

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Orange County’s District 3

Orange County is home to six districts that each has a distinct personality when it comes to history, natural beauty, parks and recreation options, resident diversity and business opportunities. District 3 Commissioner Mayra Uribe gave us her Top 5 things to know about her district: Historic Pine Castle The original Pine Castle was a...

Public Health & Safety

Orange County Launches #IGotMyShot Campaign to Combat COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Build “Community Immunity”

Today, April 14, 2021, Orange County Government officials – along with representatives from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, the City of Orlando, Orlando Economic Partnership, Visit Orlando, Walt Disney World, and...

Orange County Fire Rescue Reveals New, More Efficient Engine

Two years ago, the Orange County Fire Rescue Department created an Apparatus Committee with the expectation of taking a look at its current apparatus, and specifically its fire engines, in order to find ways...

Face Masks for All: Million Mask Challenge Group Provides Invaluable Service during the Pandemic

When Andrea Ruiz-Hays started the Million Mask Challenge – WE NEED YOU! Facebook group in March 2020, it was in an attempt to connect local volunteers with community members in need of face masks. Initially the group focused on meeting the needs for PPE (personal protective equipment) to help major hospital networks, healthcare facilities...

Business

Orange County’s Division of Building Safety’s Economic Incentive has Reduced Permit Costs and Spurred Activity During Pandemic

In May 2020, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings challenged County staff to work with the development community to find out what type of assistance could help sustain and boost development activity during the...

Community Redevelopment Areas in Orange County | FAQs

Q: What is a Community Redevelopment Area (CRA)? A: A Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is a special district within defined boundaries created to meet a specific need(s) within those borders (no certain size requirement)....

Saving Small Businesses: Orange County Invests Nearly $80 Million through CARES Funding

Andreas Afxendiou, owner of Athena Chicken in Maitland, had run a successful “Mom and Pop” restaurant since opening in 1988, but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, he was suddenly facing an uncertain future. In an effort to keep his doors open, he turned to the Orange County CARES Small Business Grant Program for financial help....