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Orange County Fire Fighters and Personnel go Door-to-Door to Prevent Heroin-Related Overdoses in Community Hit Hard by Opioid Trend

Since the beginning of 2018, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office alone has responded to more than 156 overdoses, resulting in at least nine deaths. The statistics confirm a startling trend, one which parallels reports from across the nation from law enforcement and medical examiners. In an effort to curb what is clearly a public health […]

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Orange County Animal Services Program Helps Homeless Dogs Find Homes by Focusing on the Heart

On any given day, Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) accepts dozens of dogs and cats in need of a home. Animals that arrive at...

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Hundreds Attend Opening and Dedication of Deputy Scott Pine Community Park

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the community at the opening and dedication of Deputy Scott Pine Community Park in Windermere on February 10,...

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Orange County Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Commemorates Black History Month

Orange County Government hosted and participated in several community events throughout January and February to honor and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther...

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Community & Services

Orange County Animal Services Program Helps Homeless Dogs Find Homes by Focusing on the Heart

On any given day, Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) accepts dozens of dogs and cats in need of a home. Animals that arrive at the shelter may have been abandoned, stray, abused or surrendered by someone no longer able to care for them. Finding homes for so many homeless animals is no easy task. It […]

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Hundreds Attend Opening and Dedication of Deputy Scott Pine Community Park

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the community at the opening and dedication of Deputy Scott Pine Community Park in Windermere on February 10, 2018. Deputy Pine’s widow, Bridget Pine, and their children Haley, Ryker and Maddox, family members, dignitaries and guests attended the ceremony, honoring the legacy of Deputy Pine. February 11 marked the […]

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Orange County Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Commemorates Black History Month

Orange County Government hosted and participated in several community events throughout January and February to honor and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and commemorate Black History Month. In January, Mayor Jacobs spoke at the 27th Annual “Pappy” Kennedy Prayer Breakfast honoring the legacy of Dr. King and Arthur Kennedy, Orlando’s first […]

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Public Health & Safety

Orange County Fire Fighters and Personnel go Door-to-Door to Prevent Heroin-Related Overdoses in Community Hit Hard by Opioid Trend

Since the beginning of 2018, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office alone has responded to more than 156 overdoses, resulting in at least nine deaths. The statistics confirm a startling trend, one which parallels reports from across the nation from law enforcement and medical examiners. In an effort to curb what is clearly a public health […]

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs Joins Gov. Rick Scott for Roundtable at Relocated Multi-Agency Resource Disaster Relief Center

Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined a roundtable discussion of ongoing relief efforts for Hurricane Maria evacuees held by Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the relocated Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) on Jan. 4. To best serve Puerto Rican and U.S. Virgin Island families and storm victims affected by Hurricane Maria, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, along […]

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs Joins Gov. Rick Scott for Roundtable on Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined a roundtable discussion of ongoing relief efforts for Puerto Rico held by Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the Osceola County Emergency Management Office on Nov. 13. In the wake of both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, and in keeping with Orange County’s culture of care and compassion, Orange County Government continues […]

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Business

Mayor’s Job Fair Highlights Central Florida Workforce and Job Creation, Welcomes Evacuees from Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

The Central Florida Employment Council hosted their annual Mayor’s Job Fair on Jan. 31 at the Central Florida Fair and Expo Park. The event,...

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Orange County Economic Summit Highlights Job Growth and Booming Tech Entrepreneurship

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs welcomed a capacity crowd of more than 600 citizens to the 2018 Economic Summit at the Orange County Convention...

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Orange County Hosts Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs welcomed more than 50 leaders in government, academia and the private sector from the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the...

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