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Two community members stand near a wooded area by the side of a road holding trash bags and picking up litter. They're wearing bright orange safety vests.

Orange County’s Adopt-A-Highway Program Engages Community Members to Volunteer and Clean Up County-Maintained Roads

Since 1989, Orange County Government has managed a fun and educational program designed to allow citizens to make a positive impact by enhancing the cleanliness of Orange County roads. The Adopt-A-Highway program was conceived in response to roadside littering that was creating an eyesore for residents and visitors to Central Florida. “It gives residents of […]

A child's wooden rope swing hangs in the shade of an oak tree.

In the Zone: Zoning’s New Webpage Helps Educate Residents

Orange County’s Zoning Division has launched a new webpage, www.ocfl.net/zoning. The new design and layout make it easy for residents to find an Interactive Zoning...

Mayor Demings, standing, pats the back of a construction worker who is sitting. They're among hundreds of construction workers wearing their fluorescent uniforms as they eat their celebratory lunch outside of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Construction Milestone

Central Florida leaders joined the arts community to celebrate the topping off ceremony for phase 2 of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing...

Inside of a Fire Station, firefighter Jason Wheat smiles while holding his Firefighter of the Year Award. Fire Chief Otto Drodz and other leaders smile as Jason walks towards the podium.

Orange County Fire Rescue Department Firefighter Named 2018 Florida Firefighter of the Year

The Florida State Firefighters Association (FSFA) presented Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s (OCFRD) Firefighter Jason Wheat with the annual Firefighter of the Year Award....

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Orange County’s Adopt-A-Highway Program Engages Community Members to Volunteer and Clean Up County-Maintained Roads

Since 1989, Orange County Government has managed a fun and educational program designed to allow citizens to make a positive impact by enhancing the cleanliness of Orange County roads. The Adopt-A-Highway program was conceived in response to roadside littering that was creating an eyesore for residents and visitors to Central Florida. “It gives residents of […]

In the Zone: Zoning’s New Webpage Helps Educate Residents

Orange County’s Zoning Division has launched a new webpage, www.ocfl.net/zoning. The new design and layout make it easy for residents to find an Interactive Zoning Map, as well as information on the Land Development Code, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Permits, Zoning Verification Letters and Fast Track Online Services. The new format also highlights “frequently asked questions” […]

Mayor Demings poses for a photo with a family of six, while standing by a gazebo in Cyrpess Grove Park.

Eighth Annual Jazz in the Park Celebrates Note-Worthy Community Organizations

More than 1,000 guests attended Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ Jazz in the Park on March 2 at historic Cypress Grove Park in Orlando. Mayor Demings was joined by Congresswoman Val Demings and Orange County District 3 Commissioner Mayra Uribe. “The greatness of our community rests in the performing arts that we have in […]

Public Health & Safety

Inside of a Fire Station, firefighter Jason Wheat smiles while holding his Firefighter of the Year Award. Fire Chief Otto Drodz and other leaders smile as Jason walks towards the podium.

Orange County Fire Rescue Department Firefighter Named 2018 Florida Firefighter of the Year

The Florida State Firefighters Association (FSFA) presented Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s (OCFRD) Firefighter Jason Wheat with the annual Firefighter of the Year Award. Wheat was selected to receive the award as a result of numerous peer nominations on behalf of his continued dedication and service. His commitment is credited with positively impacting the health, […]

Five individuals pose for a photo in front of an ambulance. It includes the four good Samaritans who saved the deputy’s life.
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Good Samaritans Honored by Orange County for Saving a Local Sergeant’s Life

Four local good Samaritans were recognized today for saving the life of Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Jamie Hoffman from a fiery crash last year on State Road 408. On the morning of July 1, 2018, Sgt. Hoffman’s patrol car crashed on the 408 between Pine Hills Road and Old Winter Garden Road. His cruiser […]

Orange County to Lead Central Florida Initiative Combating Opioid Epidemic and Drug Abuse

Project Opioid, the Central Florida initiative to combat drug abuse and addiction, launched on Jan. 30, 2019 and will be co-chaired by Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. The bold new community consortium plans to take a different approach to solving the crisis affecting communities across Florida and the nation. […]

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Mayor Demings, standing, pats the back of a construction worker who is sitting. They're among hundreds of construction workers wearing their fluorescent uniforms as they eat their celebratory lunch outside of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Construction Milestone

Central Florida leaders joined the arts community to celebrate the topping off ceremony for phase 2 of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing...

Mayor Demings, Commissioner Gomez Cordero, and two leaders are standing inside an autonomous bus made by Beep.

Lake Nona Brings First Autonomous Shuttles to Orange County this Spring

Beep, a new Florida-based company that provides autonomous mobility solutions, announced an exclusive dealer arrangement for the state of Florida, with NAVYA, the global leader...

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings joins five other community leaders and Lockheed Martin executives to cut the commemorative ribbon for Lockheed Martin's Research & Development II facility.

Lockheed Martin Announces Expansion in Orange County

Today, Lockheed Martin announced the opening of its $50 million, 255,000 square foot Research & Development II facility in Orlando, Fla. Since 2017, Lockheed...