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Orange County’s No Plastic Bags in the Cart Campaign Commences

In January 2016, recycling efforts in Orange County made strides when a new collection system was rolled out to more than 200,000 curbside collection customers countywide. Included in this system was the weekly automated collection of a 95-gallon blue lid recycling cart. The recycling cart replaced the two 18-gallon bins that required recycling to be […]

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Jones High School Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble Recognized by Orange County after Performance at Carnegie Hall

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) hosted the Jones High School Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble for a...

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Orange County Government Celebrates Building Safety Month with Weekly Events in May

In May, Orange County Government will observe Building Safety Month, in conjunction with the International Code Council (ICC) by hosting a series of events...

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Community & Services

Orange County’s No Plastic Bags in the Cart Campaign Commences

In January 2016, recycling efforts in Orange County made strides when a new collection system was rolled out to more than 200,000 curbside collection customers countywide. Included in this system was the weekly automated collection of a 95-gallon blue lid recycling cart. The recycling cart replaced the two 18-gallon bins that required recycling to be […]

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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Hosts Third Regional Affordable Housing Workshop with partners from Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties and the City of Orlando to Explore Regulatory and Financial Strategies to Grow Affordable Housing Supply in the Region

Orange County Government with regional partners from Seminole and Osceola counties and the City of Orlando convened for the third and final Regional Affordable Housing Workshop on April 11, 2018 at the Winter Park Community Center. The event was the capstone in a series of workshops initiated by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Affordable Housing […]

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Jones High School Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble Recognized by Orange County after Performance at Carnegie Hall

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) hosted the Jones High School Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble for a performance at the April 10, 2018 BCC meeting. The BCC recognized the students with a proclamation after they captured the hearts of the nation following their guest appearance on the Ellen […]

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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

Mayor’s Job Fair Highlights Central Florida Workforce and Job Creation, Welcomes Evacuees from Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

The Central Florida Employment Council hosted their annual Mayor’s Job Fair on Jan. 31 at the Central Florida Fair and Expo Park. The event,...

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Orange County Economic Summit Highlights Job Growth and Booming Tech Entrepreneurship

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs welcomed a capacity crowd of more than 600 citizens to the 2018 Economic Summit at the Orange County Convention...

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Orange County Hosts Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs welcomed more than 50 leaders in government, academia and the private sector from the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the...

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