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Orange County Helps Nonprofit Build its First Permanent Location

Over the past 16 years, Orlando-based IDignity, Inc. has helped more than 30,000 local U.S. citizens, including homeless individuals, obtain lost identification documents needed to access housing, employment, bank accounts, and more. All the while, the nonprofit organization has been without a physical address, bouncing from place to place around the community. That will...

We Can Only Build Better Together: Mayor Demings Delivers 2024 State of the County Address

On Friday, June 7, residents and community leaders gathered at the Linda Chapin Theatre inside the Orange County Convention Center to hear Orange County...

Rainbow Flag Displayed In Orange County Representing Unity and Resilience

A 25-foot-long rainbow flag symbolizing inclusivity and hope sways freely at the Orange County Government Administration Offices, adding a meaningful boost of color to...

Eye on Orange County: Emergency Operations Center Modernized for Hurricane Season

With an “extremely active” hurricane season predicted for 2024, the Office of Emergency Management is laser-focused on preparing for the saving of lives, protection...

Community & Services

Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County Adds First-time Homebuyer Workshops In Spanish

Escalating costs have rendered homeownership nearly unattainable for an increasing number of Central Floridians. Recognizing this challenge, Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County has expanded its First-time Homebuyer Workshop schedule to twice...

Orange County Helps Nonprofit Build its First Permanent Location

Over the past 16 years, Orlando-based IDignity, Inc. has helped more than 30,000 local U.S. citizens, including homeless individuals, obtain lost identification documents needed to access housing, employment, bank accounts, and more. All the...

We Can Only Build Better Together: Mayor Demings Delivers 2024 State of the County Address

On Friday, June 7, residents and community leaders gathered at the Linda Chapin Theatre inside the Orange County Convention Center to hear Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ 2024 State of the County address. In his speech, the Mayor focused on Orange County’s accomplishments and challenges over the past year. He emphasized its strategic...

Public Health & Safety

Eye on Orange County: Emergency Operations Center Modernized for Hurricane Season

With an “extremely active” hurricane season predicted for 2024, the Office of Emergency Management is laser-focused on preparing for the saving of lives, protection of property and recovery from the effects of an emergency...

Avoid Scams After Disaster Strikes: Seek Licensed Contractor

Navigating the aftermath of a hurricane can be a lengthy and emotional process that includes evaluating damages and potential reconstruction. Unfortunately, during these challenging times, there is a heightened risk for scammers to exploit...

Know the Dangers Found on Lakes During Severe Weather

The National Weather Service advises “when thunder roars, go indoors.” This wisdom holds particular weight for residents who live on, or frequent one of the 600 shimmering lakes and rivers home to Orange County. While life can be better by the lake, it’s crucial to recognize the dangers that accompany severe storms. High water...

Business

We Can Only Build Better Together: Mayor Demings Delivers 2024 State of the County Address

On Friday, June 7, residents and community leaders gathered at the Linda Chapin Theatre inside the Orange County Convention Center to hear Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ 2024 State of the County address....

Avoid Scams After Disaster Strikes: Seek Licensed Contractor

Navigating the aftermath of a hurricane can be a lengthy and emotional process that includes evaluating damages and potential reconstruction. Unfortunately, during these challenging times, there is a heightened risk for scammers to exploit...

Orange County Government Division of Building Safety Hosts Building Safety Month Featuring Education and Events

Orange County Government takes a proactive stance toward building safety with a series of events and educational initiatives to celebrate Building Safety Month. Now in its 44th year, the initiative promoted by the International Code Council raises awareness about safe and resilient construction practices, educates the community about the Florida Building Code, and honors...