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Mayor Jacobs Delivers 2018 State of the County Address at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs welcomed hundreds of residents to her eighth and final State of the County address at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on May 18, 2018. Mayor Jacobs was greeted by a standing ovation and took residents on a journey that highlighted the accomplishments and legacy she leaves as […]

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Orange County Farm Bureau Hosts Annual Elected Officials Luncheon

The Orange County Farm Bureau held its 2018 Elected Officials Luncheon at the Citrus Club on May 22. Every year, the Farm Bureau’s board...

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Orange County Recognizes Winners of the 2018 Jefferson Awards’ Lead360 Challenge

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) recognized local students for their work and dedication to public...

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IAAPA Breaks Ground on New International Headquarters in Orange County

Orange County Government’s leadership, including District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey, joined the tourism and hospitality industry for the groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the global...

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Community & Services

Mayor Jacobs Delivers 2018 State of the County Address at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs welcomed hundreds of residents to her eighth and final State of the County address at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on May 18, 2018. Mayor Jacobs was greeted by a standing ovation and took residents on a journey that highlighted the accomplishments and legacy she leaves as […]

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Orange County Recognizes Winners of the 2018 Jefferson Awards’ Lead360 Challenge

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) recognized local students for their work and dedication to public service and community during the County’s annual Jefferson Awards’ Lead360 Challenge presentation at the BCC meeting on May 22, 2018. Since 2013, Orange County Government has partnered with the Jefferson Awards […]

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Mia Forsman, her parents, and Mayor Jacobs holding a large check

Timber Creek High School Student Awarded 2018 Charles T. Smith Youth Community Service Award

Timber Creek High School senior Mia Forsman was recently recognized with the Charles T. Smith Youth Community Service Award during the school’s Senior Awards Ceremony. The award, created by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, recognizes an outstanding high school senior who has shown dedication toward making a positive impact in their community through service and […]

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Public Health & Safety

Central Florida Fire Rescue Personnel Boldly Fight Pediatric Cancer at Johnny’s BIG Shave

For the ninth year, Orange County Fire Rescue (OCFR) engineer Steve Kibler embarked on his annual tradition of shaving his head under the watchful guise of family and friends at St. Baldrick’s signature Central Florida event, Johnny’s BIG Shave. Kibler was joined by another 120 “shavees” from his team at OCFR Station 2057 with the […]

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OCFL Corrections officers holding awards

Orange County Corrections Honors Outstanding Personnel

The Orange County Corrections Department (OCCD) celebrated its semi-annual Awards Ceremony on Feb. 9, 2018 at the Renaissance Community Senior Center in East Orlando. Dozens of civilian officers and certified staff members were recognized for their years of service and promotions while some were honored on their retirement. The semi-annual event has grown into a […]

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Orange County Fire Fighters and Personnel go Door-to-Door to Prevent Heroin-Related Overdoses in Community Hit Hard by Opioid Trend

Since the beginning of 2018, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office alone has responded to more than 156 overdoses, resulting in at least nine deaths. The statistics confirm a startling trend, one which parallels reports from across the nation from law enforcement and medical examiners. In an effort to curb what is clearly a public health […]

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Business

Orange County Farm Bureau Hosts Annual Elected Officials Luncheon

The Orange County Farm Bureau held its 2018 Elected Officials Luncheon at the Citrus Club on May 22. Every year, the Farm Bureau’s board...

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IAAPA Breaks Ground on New International Headquarters in Orange County

Orange County Government’s leadership, including District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey, joined the tourism and hospitality industry for the groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the global...

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Orange County and Orlando Remain America’s Most-Visited Destination with 72 Million Visitors in 2017

Today, tourism officials announced a historic milestone in the travel industry as Orlando became the first U.S. destination to surpass 70 million annual visitors....

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