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Three members of the Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts Receive Highest Rank by Giving Back to Community through Orange County’s Green PLACE Program

When Roan Waterbury’s two sons approached him about ideas to conduct an Eagle Scout Project in Orange County, a lightbulb went off. As a...

2018 Oath of Office

2018 Oath of Office Ceremony Draws Hundreds to Orange County Convention Center

Hundreds of Central Floridians attended the historic Oath of Office ceremony for Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, who was sworn in by Chief...

Man spinning a game wheel

More Than 800 Residents Attend Annual Orange County Recycles Day

From Girl Scout troops to families, Orange County Recycles Day is a must-attend event when the County celebrates the annual day set aside to...

Firefighter Steve O leaning on a fire truck inside the station

Orange County Firefighter Beats the Odds and Finds Passion and Purpose

For SteveO Michel, a 26-year-old Orange County Fire and Rescue firefighter and emergency medical technician who grew up in the troubled Tymber Skan community...

Orange County residents at the 2018 Barktoberfest event.

Barktoberfest Wags its Way to Lake Eola Park

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) hosted their 2018 Barktoberfest on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. The signature, rescue-appreciation event...

Mayor Jacobs and a small group hold a life-size check in the middle of a football field

Annual Florida Blue Florida Classic Highlights World-Class Camping World Stadium in Orange County

Once again, Orange County hosted thousands of fans at Camping World Stadium for the 2019 Florida Blue Florida Classic on Saturday, Nov. 17 for...

Mayor Jacobs and others holding a large check

Late-Night Humor Highlights Orange County’s Fundraising Success of $612,205 for Heart of Florida United Way

Orange County Government employees gathered on Nov. 15, 2018 to celebrate the completion of another successful Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) fundraising campaign...

Regional Affordable Housing Initiative

Central Florida Regional Affordable Housing Initiative Honored for 2018 Award of Excellence by the National Association for County Community and Economic Development

The National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) recently presented Orange County Government along with its partners – the City of Orlando,...

Mayor Jacobs posing for a photo with three teens

Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit Fosters Understanding, Acceptance, and Inclusion

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined more than 200 Central Florida LGBTQ+ youth, community members and allies for the annual Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit...