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Resource Fair Targets Soon-to-be-Released Inmates

Event Offers Hope for the Future The Orange County Corrections Department recently hosted an internal resource fair for inmates with a release date within 90 days or less. The fair connected inmates with community partners for reentry assistance prior to being released. Among the providers onsite at the jail were Staff Zone, Aspire Health...

Zero Fatalities: Orange County Adopts Vision Zero Strategies to Save Lives

Each year, more than 42,000 people are killed on American streets, and thousands more are injured. In 2022, there were 209 fatalities and 1,208...

What’s in a Name?

Whenever Belgian immigrant Lynx Tepatondele Teta Delozege heard sirens outside his Central Florida home, one thought always crossed his mind: “I should become a...

Orange County 2023 Year in Review: Taking it to the Next Level

From investing in its residents and workforce, to improving public transit and taking a stand against gun violence, Orange County made significant strides in...

Community & Services

Resource Fair Targets Soon-to-be-Released Inmates

Event Offers Hope for the Future The Orange County Corrections Department recently hosted an internal resource fair for inmates with a release date within 90 days or less. The fair connected inmates with community...

Orange County 2023 Year in Review: Taking it to the Next Level

From investing in its residents and workforce, to improving public transit and taking a stand against gun violence, Orange County made significant strides in 2023. “As a community, we’ve worked together to tackle challenges...

One Million Meals: MLK Day of Service Helps Feed the Hungry

The 2024 MLK Day of Service Million Meal Pack event recently took place at the Orange County Convention Center, where more than 3,000 volunteers packaged more than one million nutritious meals to support local families in need. This event marks the beginning of an annual tradition that will bring together volunteers, sponsors and the...

Public Health & Safety

Zero Fatalities: Orange County Adopts Vision Zero Strategies to Save Lives

Each year, more than 42,000 people are killed on American streets, and thousands more are injured. In 2022, there were 209 fatalities and 1,208 severe injuries on Orange County roadways, as the Orange-Kissimmee-Sanford metro...

What’s in a Name?

Whenever Belgian immigrant Lynx Tepatondele Teta Delozege heard sirens outside his Central Florida home, one thought always crossed his mind: “I should become a firefighter.” The  Central Florida transplant’s journey to the Orange County...

Office for a Drug-Free Community Leads Efforts to Curb Opioid Deaths

In Orange County, more people died from opioid overdoses in 2022 than all other drug overdoses combined, and the importance of harm reduction — a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use — has never been more evident with the current nationwide opioid epidemic and fentanyl...

Business

Orange County Construction Update: Kirkman Road Extension Moving Ahead

With Universal’s Epic Universe theme park scheduled to open by the summer of 2025, road construction has begun on the Kirkman Road extension project — the addition of 1.7 miles of road that will...

Orange County Consumer Protection Office Helping Victims of Fraud

Consumer protection is the practice of safeguarding buyers of goods and services, and the public, against unfair practices in the marketplace. If you believe you are a victim of fraud or unfair business practices, you...

Orange County’s Budget Addresses Top Priorities for Resident Quality of Life

One of Orange County Government’s most important budget functions is to invest in all aspects of the local community to enhance the quality of life for residents. Mayor Jerry L. Demings has made his priorities clear when it comes to his “Four Pillars” of government focus, which include Housing and Urban Development, Mental Health,...