Featured Stories

People holding signs that say 'always stop on red'
Featured Video Play Icon

Orange County Partners with FDOT to Urge Drivers to “Stop on Red”

When Bradenton, Fla. resident Melissa Wandall was nine months pregnant in 2003, her husband was tragically killed by another motorist who was distracted and ran a red-light. That preventable tragedy, prompted Wandall to become an advocate for red-light safety and she championed the 2010 passage of the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act. Today, Wandall is […]

Read More

Orange County Advises Residents to Practice Lake Safety during Hurricane Season

With the hurricane season officially underway, it is important residents have the information they need before, during and after any severe tropical system that...

Read More

KPMG Celebrates Construction Milestones at New Innovation Center in Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined KPMG leaders and local dignitaries to recognize the construction crew and designers responsible for building KPMG’s learning, development,...

Read More

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ High School Internship Program Introduces Students to Orange County’s Growing Vocational Workforce

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs hosted nearly 30 students from across Orange County for a special graduation ceremony at the Board of County Commissioners...

Read More

Community & Services

Orange County Partners with FDOT to Urge Drivers to “Stop on Red”

When Bradenton, Fla. resident Melissa Wandall was nine months pregnant in 2003, her husband was tragically killed by another motorist who was distracted and ran a red-light. That preventable tragedy, prompted Wandall to become an advocate for red-light safety and she championed the 2010 passage of the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act. Today, Wandall is […]

Read More

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ High School Internship Program Introduces Students to Orange County’s Growing Vocational Workforce

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs hosted nearly 30 students from across Orange County for a special graduation ceremony at the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Chambers on Aug. 8, 2018. This group of high school juniors and seniors represented the inaugural class of Mayor Jacobs’ Leadership, Employment and Development Success Program (OCFL LEADS). The OCFL […]

Read More
People standing next to a fire truck, listening to a first responder lecture
Featured Video Play Icon

Orange County Experience Program Engages Residents and Provides Insight into Local Government

Orange County Government welcomed the seventh class of local residents to the Orange County Experience program on Aug. 3, 2018 at the County’s Fire Rescue Headquarters. Created in 2012, the interactive series is designed to provide residents a behind-the-scenes look into Orange County Government. “From public works and garbage collection, to road repairs, fire rescue, […]

Read More

Public Health & Safety

Orange County Advises Residents to Practice Lake Safety during Hurricane Season

With the hurricane season officially underway, it is important residents have the information they need before, during and after any severe tropical system that affects the community. Hurricanes can bring hazards in many forms, and while Orange County is located inland, it is home to many lakes, which can also become hazardous before, during or […]

Read More
Emergency kit supplies
Featured Video Play Icon

The Importance of Emergency Preparedness Kits During Storm Season

As Orange County prepares residents and visitors for hurricane season, it is important to make sure emergency kits are stocked with the necessary items recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find could help save a life. FEMA provides a printable list to take shopping […]

Read More

Mental Health Clinicians Participate in Mock Fire Rescue Event to Aid First Responders

Orange County Fire Rescue Department (OCFRD) recently partnered with the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative to host the Clinician Awareness Program. This statewide initiative provides education on the hazards of fire service and helps clinicians relate to firefighters. The two-day event took place at the Valencia Fire Training Institute in Orange County on June […]

Read More

Business

KPMG Celebrates Construction Milestones at New Innovation Center in Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined KPMG leaders and local dignitaries to recognize the construction crew and designers responsible for building KPMG’s learning, development,...

Read More

Orange County Government Celebrates Community Collaboration with the National Entrepreneur Center

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the Central Florida business community for the Celebration of Collaboration Breakfast hosted by the National Entrepreneur Center (NEC)...

Read More

Wyndham Destinations Brings 200 New Jobs to Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined Florida Gov. Rick Scott to announce that Wyndham Destinations, Inc. has selected Orange County for their new global...

Read More