Community & Services

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Orange County’s Hurricane Prep in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

This hurricane season, balancing tropical storm threats with the reality of COVID-19 represents a serious challenge, but one for which Orange County’s Office of Emergency Management is ready. The message from Lauraleigh Avery, Orange County Emergency Manager, is a simple one … the better prepared we are now, the more it will help the community in the future.

“Safer and stronger together is our motto this year,” said Avery. “When we’re presented with challenges, we work together to get through them and come out the other side even stronger. This hurricane season will be no different.”

A father and his son. The young child is sitting on his father's shoulders.

Fitness Tips for Father’s Day Amid COVID-19

As families come together for Father’s Day – either in person or virtually – it is an opportunity to recognize men and the important...

A Story Worth Flagging: The Origination of Orange County’s Official Flag

A Story Worth Flagging: The Origination of Orange County’s Official Flag

As we celebrate Flag Day on June 14, 2020, you may wonder how Orange County came up with its official flag. That story, as...

A person using a computer; the laptop is sitting on the person's lap.

Survey Says … Consumer Confidence Survey Reveals Optimism for COVID-19 Recovery

It was the brainchild of the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. One of the Task Force’s first recommendations was to conduct a Consumer...

A row of houses. The photo is used to illustrate the Housing FAQ website that Orange County Government is launching for residents.

Orange County Provides Critical COVID-19 Housing Information to Residents

Orange County’s Housing Division has teamed up with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida to provide important information on eviction protections, tenant rights and housing...

Orange County’s Alissa Barber Torres Inducted into the 2020 Florida Class of Fellows  of the American Institute of Certified Planners

Orange County’s Alissa Barber Torres Inducted into the 2020 Florida Class of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners

The highest honor the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) grants a member is election into the College of Fellows. Fellowship is bestowed to planners...

DIY: Make Your Own Facemask Out of Household Items

DIY: Make Your Own Facemask Out of Household Items

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has become more readily available thanks to the efforts of manufacturers and private citizens who have stepped up to meet...

Orange County Parks & Recreation employees pictured at Barnett Park where they helped with the County’s Rental Assistance Line.

During COVID-19 Crisis, It’s All Hands on Deck for Orange County

With the coronavirus disrupting just about every aspect of our daily lives, Orange County Government has gone into overdrive to keep residents both safe...

Orange County Family Services Program Manager Ben Pacquin hands a free PPE kit to a local small business at a designed drive-through pick-up location.

We Got You Covered: Orange County Government Distributes Free PPE during COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of Orange County Government’s strategy to keep residents safe during the coronavirus pandemic, free personal protective equipment (PPE) was handed out to...

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings visits a Head Start classroom in Orange County.

‘Head Start’ Celebrates 55 Years of Learning

For more than five decades, the National Head Start Program has helped turn the graduation cap tassels of more than 37 million low-income children...