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A Day of Service, Kindness and Community

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) once said, “Everybody can be great, because anyone can serve.” Sharing this leading principle of Dr. King, members of Orange County’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative set out to serve one of the most historic neighborhoods in the County.

In collaboration with Duke Energy and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida, volunteers at the Taft Boys & Girls Club held a day of service to commemorate Dr. King’s service legacy. Dozens of volunteers helped the Club clean and reorganize the playroom and storage facilities to better serve the location’s growing needs.

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

What has nine bays, 10 technicians, a $9.3 million budget and is responsible for keeping 388 vehicles of all shapes and sizes up and...

Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Shelby Craig, who works to keep our drinking water safe, took an untraditional path on her way to becoming a senior chemist for Orange...

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Old and New Merge to Make Azalea Park an Enduring Neighborhood

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Old and New Merge to Make Azalea Park an Enduring Neighborhood

Created from the remains of a private air field, Azalea Park is situated in the middle of the hustle and bustle of modern-day Orange...

Community & Services

A Day of Service, Kindness and Community

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) once said, “Everybody can be great, because anyone can serve.” Sharing this leading principle of Dr. King, members of Orange County’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative set...

Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Shelby Craig, who works to keep our drinking water safe, took an untraditional path on her way to becoming a senior chemist for Orange County.

Often, career paths can be winding roads and such was...

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Old and New Merge to Make Azalea Park an Enduring Neighborhood

Created from the remains of a private air field, Azalea Park is situated in the middle of the hustle and bustle of modern-day Orange County, but it possesses the charm that defines its roots as an area that was originally surveyed in 1843 by Henry Washington, George Washington’s nephew.

Bordered by Colonial Drive to the...

Public Health & Safety

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

What has nine bays, 10 technicians, a $9.3 million budget and is responsible for keeping 388 vehicles of all shapes and sizes up and running? If you answered Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s Fleet...

Forum on Vaping Highlights Health Risks for Adolescents

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings welcomed doctors from Nemours Children’s Health System during a community forum and panel discussion on vaping, which was held on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Board of County Commissioners’ Chambers.  The event was held to answer questions regarding the health risks, symptoms, and what parents and teens need to...

Hamming it Up: Amateur Radio Operators Provide Vital Service to Orange County Residents

During a natural or man-made disaster, successful communication is critical to the safety of everyone. Fortunately, Orange County Government’s Emergency Management ensures all residents are kept informed. A critical part of these efforts are amateur radio, also known as ham radio, whose operators can still communicate if power goes down.

Orange County Amateur Radio Emergency...

Business

Top Takeaways: The 2020 State of I-Drive is Dynamic

Top Takeaways: The 2020 State of I-Drive is Dynamic

There is a strong appeal to International Drive, whether it is the impressive economic and tourism impact, its educational opportunities, or its diversity in...

Amazon Alexa

Alexa Users Can Now “Ask Orange County”

Orange County Government in Florida now offers “Ask Orange County Government” app/skill through Amazon’s Alexa –– a virtual assistant capable of voice interaction. The...

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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...