Community & Services

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a new art exhibit was unveiled on September 19, 2022 at the Mall of Millenia featuring colorful artwork and festive traditional dresses from several Hispanic countries.

Orange County Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of U.S. Hispanic communities. The event, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, commemorates how these communities have influenced and contributed to American society, and Orange County is marking these achievements locally with a month full of special events and festivities. […]

Accelerated Skills Training Reaping Benefits for Pine Hills Residents

The Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District (PHNID) is engaged in a partnership with Valencia College and its Accelerated Skills Training programs, which provide hands-on training for...

Credible Messengers Ready to Make Impact in Orange County Communities

Ruben Saldana is leading a grass-roots effort to change the world views and life trajectories of underserved and disenfranchised youth across Orange County. “I...

Orange County Invites Residents to Recycle Election Signs

Following Florida’s Primary Election, Orange County Government is partnering with the City of Orlando, the City of Winter Park and the League of Women...

Public Works Manager’s Passion: Keeping Pedestrians and Bicyclists Safe

When it comes to pedestrian and bicycle safety, no local public servant is as dedicated to the cause as Lauren Torres, project manager at...

Magnolia Park Opens New Eco Education Center Building

Nearly 100 visitors recently came to Orange County Parks and Recreation’s Magnolia Park to celebrate the addition of new amenities along the east shore...

Helping Local Residents Realize the Dream of Home Ownership: Orange County Down Payment Assistance Program

In 2006, Casey Moran was a single woman making $40,000/year in Orlando. She was working for a large construction company in its IT department....

Orange County Utilities Recognized with Prestigious J.D. Power Award

Top marks in their category for conservation, communications, billing & payment, and pricing Orange County Utilities accepted an award from J.D. Power for Best...

Orange County Corrections Chief to be Honored with National Award

Orange County Corrections Chief Louis A. Quiñones, Jr. will be honored as a Latino Leader at an awards ceremony in Miami during the Seventh...

A Community Crisis: Orange County Animal Services Faces Spike in Pet Surrenders

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is dealing with a high number of animal surrenders, primarily related to rising housing costs and other economic factors....