Community & Services

Orange County Corrections officers, Orange County Corrections Chief Louis A. Quiñones and Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings standing outside during the Greater Orlando NAMIWalks event .

Orange County Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month in May

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. Each year, residents, community organizations and major employers across the U.S. highlight the effort to fight the stigma linked to mental health issues, provide support, educate and advocate for policies and resources to assist those living with mental illness and their families.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime. Furthermore, half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14, and 75 percent by age 24.

A man in traditional red and yellow garb is leading a dance with a decorative dragon

Orange County Celebrates Community, Tradition and Asian Pacific Heritage

Throughout the month of May, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) have been celebrating Asian Pacific American...

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...

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 is being shown a baby bat while Commissioner Gomez Cordero stands behind him and peeks over his shoulder.
Two Orange County Tax Collector employees canvasing a neighborhood

Orange County Government Unboxed: Orange County Tax Collector’s Office

If you saw the Disney film “Zootopia”, you probably had a good laugh at the Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) expense. In one...

Sam Fowler, Member Services representative for Orlando City Soccer, is sitting outside with a dozen young children, some of whom are holding up books.

Head Start Guest Reading Event a Success

The Guest Reader program was brought to the Orange County Head Start classrooms more than 22 years ago by Literacy Coordinator with Orange...

A group photo of children and orange county staff in the Board of County Commissioner's chambers. Mayor Demings is standing in the middle of the crowd of smiling children.

Orange County Government Celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Orange County Government and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) recently hosted the children of employees for an afternoon of learning and fun as...

Two men inside a building, standing by six car-size containers full of water and fish. Behind them is a newly painted mural depicting a lake and wildlife.

Orange County Mosquito Control Employee Paints Vibrant and Educational Mural

When Dave Pelley, program manager and biologist with Orange County Mosquito Control, was tasked with cleaning out an outdoor storage room at Mosquito...

A man is pulling some weeds from a grassy patch that abuts a body of water. He's standing in the water.