Community & Services

Orange County Receives 16th Straight Tree City USA Designation

In celebration of State Arbor Day, Orange County is sharing its recent recognition by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for its 16th consecutive year. The Tree City USA program celebrates towns and cities’ growing commitment to increasing their urban tree canopy and demonstrating higher levels of tree care and community […]

Orange County Head Start Staffer Awarded Prestigious Statewide Recognition

Shamella Harmon, Orange County Head Start’s mental health and disabilities coordinator, was recently honored with the Aubrey Puckett Memorial Award by the Florida Head...

Orange County Library System Celebrates 100 Years of Community Service

This year, the Orange County Library System (OCLS) will be celebrating 100 years of service to the community. Throughout 2023, it will be hosting...

Orange County Leads the Way in Creating “EPIC” ESOL Pilot for International Drive Hotel Employees

Sadya Pierre has a tough job. For the last five years, she has worked as a housekeeper at the Rosen Centre Hotel on International...

A Look Ahead: Mayor Demings’ Priorities for 2023

When Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings gave his Oath of Office speech on December 6, 2022, he outlined some key focus areas for...

Record Year for Employee Giving Supports Heart of Florida United Way

For nearly 30 years, Orange County Government and its constitutional offices have led a giving campaign to support the Heart of Florida United Way...

2022 Orange County Mayor’s Holiday Toy Drive a Huge Success

The 2022 Orange County Mayor’s Holiday Toy Drive recently completed its 12th year collecting gifts for the benefit of local youth, and the final numbers are...

Great Oaks Village Campaign: Making Holiday Wishes Come True

Great Oaks Village (GOV), a residential foster group home for children, has been a safe-haven for kids ages 6 to 21 for nearly a...

Orange County 311 a Calming Voice Before, During and After Hurricane Ian

When Hurricane Ian wrought havoc to much of the Florida peninsula, many Central Florida residents turned to Orange County 311 and its dedicated team...

Orange County’s 2022 Oath of Office Ceremony an Inspiring Affair

Surrounded by hundreds of friends, family members and supporters, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, District 2 Commissioner Christine Moore, District 4 Commissioner Maribel...