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Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Orange County’s District 1

Orange County is home to six Commission districts that each have a distinct personality when it comes to history, natural beauty, parks and recreation options, resident diversity and business opportunities. District 1 Commissioner Nicole Wilson, who was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2020, gave us her Top 5 things to know...

6th Annual Sculpture on the Lawn Exhibition Opens on March 2 Sponsored by Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs

Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs is celebrating the installation of four new large-scale sculptures for its 6th annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition. The exhibit,...

Historic Tildenville Balances Old-School Charm with Urban Growth

The neighborhood of Tildenville, nestled between Winter Garden and Oakland, was born from one man’s ambitions and built by early settlers and migrants working...

Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Orange County’s District 6

Orange County is home to six districts that have a distinct personality when it comes to history, natural beauty, parks and recreation options, resident...

Community & Services

Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Orange County’s District 1

Orange County is home to six Commission districts that each have a distinct personality when it comes to history, natural beauty, parks and recreation options, resident diversity and business opportunities. District 1 Commissioner Nicole...

Emergency Rental Assistance Program | Frequently Asked Questions

The Emergency Rental Assistance program is an income-based program aimed at helping Orange County’s most vulnerable tenants who are in imminent danger of eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will distribute more...

6th Annual Sculpture on the Lawn Exhibition Opens on March 2 Sponsored by Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs

Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs is celebrating the installation of four new large-scale sculptures for its 6th annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition. The exhibit, located outside the Orange County Administration Center, features artwork from selected artists who receive an honorarium in exchange for loaning their works. The sculptures will be on display throughout 2021...

Public Health & Safety

A Dose of Truth: COVID-19 Vaccine Myths: What Orange County Residents Need to Know

As doses of the COVID-19 vaccine become more available, they bring the promise of global relief from the pandemic. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misinformation surrounding the vaccine and its development. Here...

The Life Saving Convention Center: Serving Essential Public Safety Roles during Local Emergencies

The Orange County Convention Center has become ground zero in the public safety response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Six days a week, thousands of residents are being vaccinated against the coronavirus at the Convention...

Orange County’s Citizens Safety Task Force Working Hard on Solutions Despite Pandemic

After seven shootings involving children under the age of 17 in the fall of 2020, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings created a Citizens Safety Task Force aimed at reducing and preventing gun violence and violent crime in the community. The most recent task force meeting on December 9, 2020 included presentations by two...

Business

Community Redevelopment Areas in Orange County | FAQs

Q: What is a Community Redevelopment Area (CRA)? A: A Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is a special district within defined boundaries created to meet a specific need(s) within those borders (no certain size requirement)....

Saving Small Businesses: Orange County Invests Nearly $80 Million through CARES Funding

Andreas Afxendiou, owner of Athena Chicken in Maitland, had run a successful “Mom and Pop” restaurant since opening in 1988, but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, he was suddenly facing an uncertain future. In an...

A Sustainable Idea that Truly Holds Water: Orange County Public Works’ Successful Stormwater Harvesting Project

When Orange County was asked to take part in a stormwater harvesting demonstration project, it readily agreed.  Stormwater harvesting involves collecting, storing and treating of stormwater, that can then be used as recycled water. The goal of the project was to demonstrate the volume reduction of potable or drinking water and water quality benefit...