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Orange County Celebrates Earth Day with Volunteering and Debut of a New Water Quality Improvement Project

To celebrate Earth Day weekend, on April 20, 2019, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Orange County District 6 Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to debut the new Lake Lawne Water Quality Improvement and Reuse Pond at Barnett Park in Orlando. Officially, Earth Day is April 22, 2019. The pond […]

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Orange County Government Focuses on Training during “Building Safety Month” in May

The month of May is recognized as Building Safety Month by the U.S. Government and other government agencies around the world. Building Safety Month...

Central Florida International Trade Office Program Manager Christopher Leggett stands with Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings as they both hold an award.

Central Florida International Trade Office Celebrates Five Years of Connecting Local Businesses to the World

The Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO) celebrated five years of successfully connecting local businesses to the global marketplace on April 18, 2019 at...

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Orange County’s Corrections Department Creates Culture of Sharing, Caring and Giving Back

In the last month alone, the Orange County Corrections Department has donated 500 pairs of obsolete but brand new cargo-style uniform pants to 10...

Community & Services

Orange County Celebrates Earth Day with Volunteering and Debut of a New Water Quality Improvement Project

To celebrate Earth Day weekend, on April 20, 2019, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Orange County District 6 Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to debut the new Lake Lawne Water Quality Improvement and Reuse Pond at Barnett Park in Orlando. Officially, Earth Day is April 22, 2019. The pond […]

Orange County Government Focuses on Training during “Building Safety Month” in May

The month of May is recognized as Building Safety Month by the U.S. Government and other government agencies around the world. Building Safety Month was founded by the International Code Council (ICC) 39 years ago. Orange County Government has been participating in Building Safety Month for more than 10 years. The theme for Building Safety […]

Central Florida International Trade Office Program Manager Christopher Leggett stands with Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings as they both hold an award.

Central Florida International Trade Office Celebrates Five Years of Connecting Local Businesses to the World

The Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO) celebrated five years of successfully connecting local businesses to the global marketplace on April 18, 2019 at the National Entrepreneur Center. In late 2013, Orange County Government and JPMorgan Chase & Co. partnered with the National Entrepreneur Center to establish the CFITO. Soon after, the City of Orlando […]

Public Health & Safety

A large audience of dozens of people sit row by row at narrow, rectangular tables. In front of them is a stage with two large projection screens. The attendees are paying attention to the speaker at the podium.

Emergency Managers Gather in Orange County for the 2019 National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference

Nationwide emergency management professionals gathered for the 2019 National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive. The four-day conference, held from April 1 to 4, provides a forum and continuing education workshops for leaders that oversee radiological emergency preparedness. Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings attended the second day of […]

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.
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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, […]

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 […]

Business

Mayor Demings, Orange County Staff, and foreign Diplomats stand in a semi-circle around a lit fire pit. There are over two dozen individuals smiling for the photo.

Foreign Diplomats Visit Orange County for Experience Florida 2019 Program

Orange County and the City of Orlando welcomed 35 representatives from 31 different foreign missions, as part of the U.S. Department of State Office...

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...