Community & Services

Great Oaks Village Resident Makes History, Earns AA Degree from Valencia College

Statistics show that 50 percent of foster kids graduate from high school, but only 10 percent apply to college. Even more discouraging, less than 3 percent of the foster kids who go to college wind up completing their degree. Not good odds, but not a problem for Hartley Villagra, 19, who recently became the first […]

Orange County Corrections Celebrates National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

May 2 – 8, 2021 was National Correctional Officers and Employees Week. National Correctional Officers and Employees Week honors the men and women who...

Orange County Convention Center Event Manager Janice Reindl Recognized with Public Health Hero Award for Vaccination Site Efforts

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, along with Florida Department of Health in Orange County Director Dr. Raul Pino recognized Orange County Convention Center...

Despite History, Tuskegee Descendants Advocate for COVID-19 Vaccine

At a recent COVID-19 Town Hall meeting hosted by AdventHealth, Mayor Demings told the story of the U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at...

Helping Enrich Natural Resources: New Orange County Soil & Water Conservation Board Member

As a new member of the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District Board, 24-year-old Raquel Lozano is raring to go. Born and raised...

Orange County Mayor Joins Alex Rodriguez, Ciara in Boys & Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings has been inducted into Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Alumni Hall of Fame, an elite honorary that...

Orange County Government Hosts Virtual ‘Bring Your Child to Work Day’

Orange County had some of its youngest residents take part in a unique experience for the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work...

Newly Opened Second Harvest’s Mercy Kitchen Helps Meet the Food Assistance Demand during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the heightened and sustained need for food assistance, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida outgrew its existing production kitchen and needed...

Earth Day 2021: Orange County Government’s Sustainable Operations and Resilience Action Plan

Earth Day 2021 marks an exciting new direction for Orange County Government. The County’s Sustainable Operations and Resilience Action Plan outlines 17 goals for...

Community on the Rise: Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District Shows a Skilled Workforce and Strong Housing Market

The Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District (PHNID) has implemented a long-range vision for redevelopment that focuses on bringing together local businesses, citizens and government...