Community & Services

Citizen of the Year and Community Organization Award Winners Recognized

Due to Hurricane Ian, the 2022 Orange County Community Conference, which was scheduled for early October, was canceled. In lieu of the conference, Orange County Neighborhood Services hosted a Community Awards Recognition breakfast on October 24, during which the 2022 Citizen of the Year and Community Organization Award winners were honored. The Citizen of the […]

Orange County Regional History Center Pays Tribute to Orlando’s Alternative Music Scene with Figurehead Exhibit

Between 1985 and 2001, the Orlando concert promoter Figurehead invigorated the musical landscape in Central Florida. The Orange County Regional History Center’s special exhibition, Figurehead:...

Orange County Head Start Provides a Lasting Legacy of Impact for Children and Families

Tracy Guervil believes she would not be completing her final year of law school if it were not for Orange County Head Start. She...

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...

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....