Community & Services

Mayor Demings and U.S. Representative Val Demings met with the Voices for our Father Legacy Foundation.

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 Tuskegee and praised the descendants whose male relatives were mistreated as part of that study. In an effort to dispel vaccination myths and encourage people to get inoculated, the Mayor noted […]

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...

New Senior Affordable Housing Community in Orange County’s Pine Hills Neighborhood Breaks Ground

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and District 6 Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin recently joined local leaders and residents for the groundbreaking of a...

From Boom to Bust to Boom Again, the Community of Wedgefield Has Come Full Circle

The history of Wedgefield is filled with twists and turns. A small community located 23 miles east of downtown Orlando, its origins are directly...

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Orange County’s District 3

Orange County is home to six districts that each has a distinct personality when it comes to history, natural beauty, parks and recreation options,...