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Mayor Demings stands on stage. The words State of the County are in the background.

Mayor Demings Delivers 2019 State of the County to Great Turnout at Orange County Convention Center

On May 16, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings welcomed nearly 1,500 citizens and community leaders to the 2019 State of the County address at the Orange County Convention Center.

“My earnest commitment as your Mayor is to do everything in my power to move Orange County forward” said Mayor Demings at the Linda Chapin Theater in the West Concourse. “Now is the time to move forward, and not go back. Now is the time to build a better quality of life, not only for us, but for generations to come.”

A man and a woman stand before a clerk of the courts with their hands raised, palms out

Orange County Government Unboxed: Orange County Clerk of Courts

The office of the Orange County Clerk of Courts, led by Tiffany Moore Russell, maintains more than 47 million digital court documents, as well...

Mayor Demings and two other men on stage. Behind them is a very large screen that says 75 million.

Visit Orlando Announces 75 Million Visitors to the Region in 2018

Tourism officials announced today a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in...

Mayor Demings is being shown a baby bat while Commissioner Gomez Cordero stands behind him and peeks over his shoulder.

Community & Services

Mayor Demings Delivers 2019 State of the County to Great Turnout at Orange County Convention Center

On May 16, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings welcomed nearly 1,500 citizens and community leaders to the 2019 State of the County address at the Orange County Convention Center.

“My earnest commitment as your...

Orange County Government Unboxed: Orange County Clerk of Courts

The office of the Orange County Clerk of Courts, led by Tiffany Moore Russell, maintains more than 47 million digital court documents, as well as millions of paper records for the 9th Judicial...

Mayor Demings is being shown a baby bat while Commissioner Gomez Cordero stands behind him and peeks over his shoulder.

Orange County Leaders and the Community Celebrate Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center 30th “Animalversary”

Since 1989, the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center has been rescuing, raising, rehabilitating and releasing injured or orphaned Florida-native species and educating Orange County visitors about respecting and preserving the environment through its non-releasable permanent residents known as “educational ambassadors.”

On May 4, 2019, the refuge, located at Eagles Roost Park,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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Mayor Demings and two other men on stage. Behind them is a very large screen that says 75 million.

Visit Orlando Announces 75 Million Visitors to the Region in 2018

Tourism officials announced today a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in...

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...