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Regional Affordable Housing Initiative

Central Florida Regional Affordable Housing Initiative Honored for 2018 Award of Excellence by the National Association for County Community and Economic Development

The National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) recently presented Orange County Government along with its partners – the City of Orlando, Seminole County Government and Osceola County Government – with the 2018 Award of Excellence for its Central Florida Regional Affordable Housing Initiative. The award was presented at the Association’s 43rd Annual […]

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Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit Fosters Understanding, Acceptance, and Inclusion

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined more than 200 Central Florida LGBTQ+ youth, community members and allies for the annual Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit...

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Ribbon cutting photo with the Mayor

Orange County Animal Services Opens Satellite Spay/Neuter Clinic in Partnership with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Orange County Animal Services, in partnership with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, celebrated the opening of its new offsite sterilization clinic. The Orange...

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Call to Residents and Organizations: Orange County Mayor’s Adopt A Fire Station

With the help of the Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Division, Orange County Fire Rescue will once again participate in Orange County Mayor’s Adopt a...

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Community & Services

Central Florida Regional Affordable Housing Initiative Honored for 2018 Award of Excellence by the National Association for County Community and Economic Development

The National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) recently presented Orange County Government along with its partners – the City of Orlando, Seminole County Government and Osceola County Government – with the 2018 Award of Excellence for its Central Florida Regional Affordable Housing Initiative. The award was presented at the Association’s 43rd Annual […]

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Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit Fosters Understanding, Acceptance, and Inclusion

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined more than 200 Central Florida LGBTQ+ youth, community members and allies for the annual Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit (OYES) on Nov. 3, 2018 at Valencia College. Now in its fifth year, OYES is a free, community-focused event that brings together residents, businesses and local elected officials to discuss and […]

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Ribbon cutting photo with the Mayor

Orange County Animal Services Opens Satellite Spay/Neuter Clinic in Partnership with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Orange County Animal Services, in partnership with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, celebrated the opening of its new offsite sterilization clinic. The Orange County Animal Services East-Side Clinic: Operated by the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, will be open to the public in mid-November 2018 and will offer high-volume spay/neuter and vaccination services. Orange […]

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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

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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...

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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...

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Mayor Jacobs and other leaders on the stage

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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