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Orange County Government Expands Permitting Workspace to Enhance Customer Service

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and leadership from across Orange County Government joined the Division of Building Safety for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the renovation and expansion of Permitting Services on Oct. 17, 2018. The new workspace will house additional staff to enhance One-Stop Permitting services on the first floor of Orange County’s Administration Building at 201 […]

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Orange County Celebrates Region’s Most Colorful Parade at Come Out with Pride

Central Florida’s annual Come Out with Pride parade and festival, the largest LGBTQ+ event in the region, has grown to host thousands of visitors...

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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...

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Orange County’s Recycling Pilot Provides Pivotal Data

Orange County has concluded a successful, multi-week recycling improvement program pilot consisting of tagging the blue-lid recycling carts at more than 640 households in...

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Community & Services

Orange County Government Expands Permitting Workspace to Enhance Customer Service

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and leadership from across Orange County Government joined the Division of Building Safety for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the renovation and expansion of Permitting Services on Oct. 17, 2018. The new workspace will house additional staff to enhance One-Stop Permitting services on the first floor of Orange County’s Administration Building at 201 […]

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Orange County Celebrates Region’s Most Colorful Parade at Come Out with Pride

Central Florida’s annual Come Out with Pride parade and festival, the largest LGBTQ+ event in the region, has grown to host thousands of visitors from across Florida, the U.S. and beyond. An estimated 170,000 guests gathered in downtown Orlando on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, to celebrate the pride and diversity in the region and the […]

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Two employees placing a tag on a recycling bin on the street

Orange County’s Recycling Pilot Provides Pivotal Data

Orange County has concluded a successful, multi-week recycling improvement program pilot consisting of tagging the blue-lid recycling carts at more than 640 households in the Park Manor subdivision in East Orange County. The purpose of the program was to provide curbside feedback about the quality of recyclables and to educate residents about recycling right. The […]

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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

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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Digital Twin Technology and the Internet of Things Focus of 2018 Florida Simulation Summit

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the National Center for Simulation (NCS) hosted the fourth annual Florida Simulation Summit on Sept. 6, 2018, at...

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KPMG Celebrates Construction Milestones at New Innovation Center in Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined KPMG leaders and local dignitaries to recognize the construction crew and designers responsible for building KPMG’s learning, development,...

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