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Central Florida International Trade Office Program Manager Christopher Leggett stands with Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings as they both hold an award.

Central Florida International Trade Office Celebrates Five Years of Connecting Local Businesses to the World

The Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO) celebrated five years of successfully connecting local businesses to the global marketplace on April 18, 2019 at the National Entrepreneur Center. In late 2013, Orange County Government and JPMorgan Chase & Co. partnered with the National Entrepreneur Center to establish the CFITO. Soon after, the City of Orlando […]

Four corrections officers carrying a picnic table with benches. They are outside under a pavilion.

Orange County’s Corrections Department Creates Culture of Sharing, Caring and Giving Back

In the last month alone, the Orange County Corrections Department has donated 500 pairs of obsolete but brand new cargo-style uniform pants to 10...

A group of twenty social media and technology influencers standing for a photo inside a conference room.

Orange County’s Social Media and Technology Workgroup Expands Citizen Engagement Efforts

Orange County’s Social Media and Technology Workgroup recently met with Mayor Jerry L. Demings to share ideas on digital trends, best practices and community...

Inside of the brightly lit Board of County Commissioners Chambers the Housing for All Task Force members sit in front of the dais at tables arranged in an oval shape as they discuss the items on the agenda. Individuals from the public are seated in the audience section.

Housing for All Task Force Begins Tackling Affordable Housing Crisis

According to the 2016 American Community Survey, an estimated 31 percent of Central Florida households are considered cost burdened and carrying housing costs that...

Community & Services

Central Florida International Trade Office Celebrates Five Years of Connecting Local Businesses to the World

The Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO) celebrated five years of successfully connecting local businesses to the global marketplace on April 18, 2019 at the National Entrepreneur Center. In late 2013, Orange County Government and JPMorgan Chase & Co. partnered with the National Entrepreneur Center to establish the CFITO. Soon after, the City of Orlando […]

Orange County’s Corrections Department Creates Culture of Sharing, Caring and Giving Back

In the last month alone, the Orange County Corrections Department has donated 500 pairs of obsolete but brand new cargo-style uniform pants to 10 different area nonprofit organizations—among them the Coalition for the Homeless, Pathways Drop-In Center and Great Oaks Village. And on April 1, the department was back at it again with another visit […]

A group of twenty social media and technology influencers standing for a photo inside a conference room.

Orange County’s Social Media and Technology Workgroup Expands Citizen Engagement Efforts

Orange County’s Social Media and Technology Workgroup recently met with Mayor Jerry L. Demings to share ideas on digital trends, best practices and community outreach plans for important initiatives including affordable housing and quality of life issues centered on transportation. “Technology and innovation is shaping the culture and community in Central Florida,” Mayor Demings shared […]

Public Health & Safety

A large audience of dozens of people sit row by row at narrow, rectangular tables. In front of them is a stage with two large projection screens. The attendees are paying attention to the speaker at the podium.

Emergency Managers Gather in Orange County for the 2019 National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference

Nationwide emergency management professionals gathered for the 2019 National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive. The four-day conference, held from April 1 to 4, provides a forum and continuing education workshops for leaders that oversee radiological emergency preparedness. Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings attended the second day of […]

Inside of a Fire Station, firefighter Jason Wheat smiles while holding his Firefighter of the Year Award. Fire Chief Otto Drodz and other leaders smile as Jason walks towards the podium.
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Orange County Fire Rescue Department Firefighter Named 2018 Florida Firefighter of the Year

The Florida State Firefighters Association (FSFA) presented Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s (OCFRD) Firefighter Jason Wheat with the annual Firefighter of the Year Award. Wheat was selected to receive the award as a result of numerous peer nominations on behalf of his continued dedication and service. His commitment is credited with positively impacting the health, […]

Good Samaritans Honored by Orange County for Saving a Local Sergeant’s Life

Four local good Samaritans were recognized today for saving the life of Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Jamie Hoffman from a fiery crash last year on State Road 408. On the morning of July 1, 2018, Sgt. Hoffman’s patrol car crashed on the 408 between Pine Hills Road and Old Winter Garden Road. His cruiser […]

Business

Mayor Demings, Orange County Staff, and foreign Diplomats stand in a semi-circle around a lit fire pit. There are over two dozen individuals smiling for the photo.

Foreign Diplomats Visit Orange County for Experience Florida 2019 Program

Orange County and the City of Orlando welcomed 35 representatives from 31 different foreign missions, as part of the U.S. Department of State Office...

Mayor Demings, standing, pats the back of a construction worker who is sitting. They're among hundreds of construction workers wearing their fluorescent uniforms as they eat their celebratory lunch outside of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Construction Milestone

Central Florida leaders joined the arts community to celebrate the topping off ceremony for phase 2 of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing...

Mayor Demings, Commissioner Gomez Cordero, and two leaders are standing inside an autonomous bus made by Beep.

Lake Nona Brings First Autonomous Shuttles to Orange County this Spring

Beep, a new Florida-based company that provides autonomous mobility solutions, announced an exclusive dealer arrangement for the state of Florida, with NAVYA, the global leader...