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Mayor Demings speaks at the Housing for All news conference

A County That Works For Everyone: Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force Unveils Final Recommendations

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ Housing For All Task Force recently unveiled its 10-year plan to add tens of thousands of new attainable housing and establish a local funding source that could direct $160 million into addressing Orange County’s affordable housing crisis.

“The affordable housing crisis is something that is certainly not unique to Orange County and is an issue nationwide,” said Mayor Demings. “Thank you to all the Task Force members who have provided the most comprehensive housing plan developed by the county to date that we can put into immediate action.”

Isue Sopron pictured with his classmates and Mayor Demings at the Youth Leadership Conference

We the Young People: Emerging Leaders Involved in Orange County Government

When Orange County hosted its annual Community Conference earlier this year, Oak Ridge High School senior Isui Sopon was in attendance, as...

A new children's playground on a sunny day

A Playground for Everyone: Orange County to Host Workshops to Create Future Inclusive Playgrounds

Orange County will host a series of workshops designed to provide parents with an opportunity to contribute feedback on how to make parks and...

Sign reads: "Welcome to Lockhart, an Orange County Community with Pride"

An Orange County Neighborhood You Should Know: I Heart Lockhart

If you’re driving north along Edgewater Drive past College Park towards Apopka, you may notice the small town of Lockhart. An important hub of...

Community & Services

A County That Works For Everyone: Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force Unveils Final Recommendations

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ Housing For All Task Force recently unveiled its 10-year plan to add tens of thousands of new attainable housing and establish a local funding source that could direct...

We the Young People: Emerging Leaders Involved in Orange County Government

When Orange County hosted its annual Community Conference earlier this year, Oak Ridge High School senior Isui Sopon was in attendance, as he was during last year’s Youth Leadership Conference, at...

A new children's playground on a sunny day

A Playground for Everyone: Orange County to Host Workshops to Create Future Inclusive Playgrounds

Orange County will host a series of workshops designed to provide parents with an opportunity to contribute feedback on how to make parks and playgrounds more sensory friendly for children. In order for a playground to be sensory-friendly, it needs to take into account the environmental factors that can contribute to a sensory overload, especially...

Public Health & Safety

Mayor Demings and other commission members at the dais

Domestic Violence Commission Reconvened by Mayor Demings

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings recently reconvened the Orange County Domestic Violence Commission. The first meeting was held on Monday, October 21, 2019, during which the 21-member Commission discussed its broad...

Photo of the trail camera

Eye in the Sky: Parks and Recreation Division Introduces Surveillance Cameras on Local Trails

As a proactive public safety measure for the community, Orange County Parks and Recreation Division has installed four new surveillance cameras on multi-use pedestrian trails, including the West Orange Trail, Pine Hills Trail, Little Econ Greenway and Cady Way Trail. The cameras have been placed in locations purposely visible in an effort to...

Orange County Fire Rescue Celebrates Graduation of 87th Recruit Class and Promotion Ceremony

Orange County Fire Rescue recently added 28 new firefighter recruits to its ranks. A formal graduation and badge-pinning ceremony was held September 20, 2019, and included appointments by Mayor Jerry L. Demings of the deputy fire chief and a division chief.

“I am honored and proud to welcome the newest members of the Orange...

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Mayor Demings speaks at the Housing for All news conference

A County That Works For Everyone: Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force Unveils Final Recommendations

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ Housing For All Task Force recently unveiled its 10-year plan to add tens of thousands of new attainable...

A large group of corrections leaders sitting at a conference table.

Orange County Jail Receives High Marks from Recent Inspection

An Inspection Team spent October 24, 2019 analyzing Orange County Corrections for the annual Florida Model Jail Standards (FMJS) audit. The team was comprised of...

Woman standing by plaque on a wall

Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Carol Merkel discovered her love for engineering in college and has never looked back.

Growing up, Carol Merkel loved math and was exceptionally good at...