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Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Carol Merkel discovered her love for engineering in college and has never looked back.

Growing up, Carol Merkel loved math and was exceptionally good at...

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Welcome to Your House: Mayor Demings Opens County Government to Residents

It was recently a “full house” at the County Administration Building. Approximately 250 people attended Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ inaugural Open...

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Domestic Violence Commission Reconvened by Mayor Demings

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings recently reconvened the Orange County Domestic Violence Commission. The first meeting was held on Monday, October...

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Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Biologist Julie Bortles is helping protect water quality in Orange County’s lakes, rivers and springs

Growing up in Miami next to a lake, Julie Bortles...

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Hitting the Road to Serve the Public: Fleet Management Named Top 50 Leading Fleet in North America for Fourth Year

Orange County Government’s Fleet Management Division has been named a Top 50 Leading Fleet in North America in 2019 by Government Fleet magazine...

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Orange County Community Corrections Officer Wins National Award

Senior Community Corrections Officer Robert Barnett was named winner of the 2019 #Catalyst4Change Award. Barnett was presented the award at the recent American...

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Eye in the Sky: Parks and Recreation Division Introduces Surveillance Cameras on Local Trails

As a proactive public safety measure for the community, Orange County Parks and Recreation Division has installed four new surveillance cameras on multi-use...

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Orange County Fire Rescue Celebrates Graduation of 87th Recruit Class and Promotion Ceremony

Orange County Fire Rescue recently added 28 new firefighter recruits to its ranks. A formal graduation and badge-pinning ceremony was held September 20,...