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Orange County’s Pollution Prevention Champion Spotlight: Hilton Orlando

Orange County Environmental Protection Division is pleased to recognize a local Pollution Prevention (P2) champion.

Hilton Orlando, in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, is home to two eating establishments that have recently been certified as Ocean Friendly Restaurants. The certification demonstrates a commitment by a restaurant to the environment and waterways, to reduce the plastic footprint.

Orange County Master Corrections Officer Geovanie Hernandez has been selected as the 2020 Corrections Officer of the Year

Orange County Master Corrections Officer Honored as the Florida Sheriffs Association 2020 Corrections Officer of the Year

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) is pleased to announce that Orange County Master Corrections Officer Geovanie Hernandez has been selected as the 2020...

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A Neighborhood You Should Know: Oak Ridge Showcases Orange County’s Unique Mix of Ethnicity and Diversity

When most people see a neighborhood for the first time, they focus on its homes and setting. Some places, however, only reveal their true...

James Mercy honored at the 2019 Community Conference

Founder of County’s First Hispanic Women’s Business Association Goes Extra Mile to Mentor Others

When Orange County resident Mercy James won the District 5 Citizen of the Year award at the 2019 Community Conference, she was honored...

Community & Services

Orange County Mayor Demings Presents AKC Humane Fund Award For Canine Excellence

On Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, welcomed Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings at the 2019...

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Oak Ridge Showcases Orange County’s Unique Mix of Ethnicity and Diversity

When most people see a neighborhood for the first time, they focus on its homes and setting. Some places, however, only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they...

James Mercy honored at the 2019 Community Conference

Founder of County’s First Hispanic Women’s Business Association Goes Extra Mile to Mentor Others

When Orange County resident Mercy James won the District 5 Citizen of the Year award at the 2019 Community Conference, she was honored and humbled, but for her it is about community leadership and helping others, something she has been doing for decades. Through her own self-motivation, she has always possessed a strong...

Public Health & Safety

Orange County Master Corrections Officer Geovanie Hernandez has been selected as the 2020 Corrections Officer of the Year

Orange County Master Corrections Officer Honored as the Florida Sheriffs Association 2020 Corrections Officer of the Year

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) is pleased to announce that Orange County Master Corrections Officer Geovanie Hernandez has been selected as the 2020 Corrections Officer of the Year. Each year, the award is...

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Domestic Violence Commission Reconvened by Mayor Demings

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings recently reconvened the Orange County Domestic Violence Commission. The first meeting was held on Monday, October 21, 2019, during which the 21-member Commission discussed its broad vision, goals and objectives. The members will serve in an advisory capacity to assess gaps in services, identify significant issues...

Eye in the Sky: Parks and Recreation Division Introduces Surveillance Cameras on Local Trails

As a proactive public safety measure for the community, Orange County Parks and Recreation Division has installed four new surveillance cameras on multi-use pedestrian trails, including the West Orange Trail, Pine Hills Trail, Little Econ Greenway and Cady Way Trail. The cameras have been placed in locations purposely visible in an effort to...

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Orange County Awarded $20 Million Federal BUILD Grant to Reimagine Mobility in the Region

National leaders recently gathered in Lake Nona to announce the recipients of $900 million in federal BUILD grants awarded by the U.S. Department of...

Mayor Demings speaks at the Housing for All news conference

A County That Works For Everyone: Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force Unveils Final Recommendations

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ Housing For All Task Force recently unveiled its 10-year plan to add tens of thousands of new attainable...