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Award-Winning Counseling Program Positively Impacts Children and Families in Orange County

In 2015, when Orange County was chosen by the Department of Juvenile Justice as a pilot site for the SNAP (STOP NOW AND PLAN) program, the goal was to officially introduce the program and develop it into a permanent service from which all residents could benefit. SNAP is an award-winning, evidence-based counseling program that originated […]

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Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings Inducted to Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

The Central Florida business community gathered at the 14th How to Do Business with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) meeting held at the...

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Boy Scouts Receive Highest Rank by Giving Back to Community through Orange County’s Green PLACE Program

When Roan Waterbury’s two sons approached him about ideas to conduct an Eagle Scout Project in Orange County, a lightbulb went off. As a...

2018 Oath of Office

2018 Oath of Office Ceremony Draws Hundreds to Orange County Convention Center

Hundreds of Central Floridians attended the historic Oath of Office ceremony for Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, who was sworn in by Chief...

Community & Services

Award-Winning Counseling Program Positively Impacts Children and Families in Orange County

In 2015, when Orange County was chosen by the Department of Juvenile Justice as a pilot site for the SNAP (STOP NOW AND PLAN) program, the goal was to officially introduce the program and develop it into a permanent service from which all residents could benefit. SNAP is an award-winning, evidence-based counseling program that originated […]

Boy Scouts Receive Highest Rank by Giving Back to Community through Orange County’s Green PLACE Program

When Roan Waterbury’s two sons approached him about ideas to conduct an Eagle Scout Project in Orange County, a lightbulb went off. As a project manager at Orange County Government’s Capital Projects, Waterbury knew an Eagle Scout volunteer project could greatly benefit local residents and would be a way for his sons, Thomas and Ryan, […]

2018 Oath of Office
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2018 Oath of Office Ceremony Draws Hundreds to Orange County Convention Center

Hundreds of Central Floridians attended the historic Oath of Office ceremony for Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, who was sworn in by Chief Judge Frederick J. Lauten of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court on Dec. 4, 2018. “I am elated for the opportunity to continue my public service as Orange County Mayor after serving […]

Public Health & Safety

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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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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. […]

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 […]

Business

Mayor Demings joyfully holding a plaque

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings Inducted to Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

The Central Florida business community gathered at the 14th How to Do Business with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) meeting held at the...

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More Than 800 Residents Attend Annual Orange County Recycles Day

From Girl Scout troops to families, Orange County Recycles Day is a must-attend event when the County celebrates the annual day set aside to...

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Purpose Built Communities Conference Recognizes Revitalization in Orange County

The 9th Annual Purpose Built Communities Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on International Drive, hosted more than 300 attendees from across the...