Community & Services

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Local Government in Action: Orange County Traffic Engineering Division Works with Residents to Improve Road Safety

When tragedy struck in January 2018 at the intersection of Pershing Ave. and Redditt Road in Orlando, it was a reminder of the importance of traffic and pedestrian safety, but the subsequent action taken by Orange County Government is also a reminder of how local governments can listen to residents in order to make a difference.

Irma Morales, 73, lost her life while crossing that intersection, and her sister, Pat Santiago, wanted to ensure she did not die in vain. She reached out to Lauren Torres, project manager in the Orange County Public Works Department Traffic Engineering Division, and she spoke with her about the need to make the intersection safer.

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Three years after Pulse, Community’s Response of Care and Compassion Remains Strong

On the morning of June 12, 2016, many Central Floridians woke up to the news of the attack on Pulse Nightclub near downtown Orlando...

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A Closer Look: Orange County Supervisor of Elections

The Supervisor of Elections is elected to act as the official custodian of voter registration records and to conduct federal, state, county and municipal...

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A Closer Look: The Office of the State Attorney Ninth Judicial Circuit

Led by The Honorable Aramis D. Ayala, the Office of the State Attorney Ninth Judicial Circuit serves Orange and Osceola counties and is committed to...

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Orange County Recognizes Area Students for Science Project Focused on Types of Sandbags used in Natural Disasters

Four local ninth graders were recently recognized by Orange County Government’s Public Safety Director Danny Banks and Public Works Chief Engineer Mehul Parekh for...

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Restored Pine Hills Community Garden Grows Bonds Among Young and Old

The restoration of the Pine Hills Community Garden was made possible by the joint funding efforts of the Sustainable Communities Grant and Pine Hills...

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A Closer Look: The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court

If you ask residents the first three things that come to mind when they think of the courts, they would most likely say: jury...

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Orange County Veterans Services: Many Vets Don’t Know about Benefits

Orange County Veterans Services, part of the County’s Community and Family Services Department, has been helping veterans with their VA benefits since 1945....

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...

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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...