Community & Services

Orange County Convention Center Supports Great Oaks Village Foster Home With Donations

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues to demonstrate its dedication to the local community during these unprecedented times by giving back and supporting local organizations. The General Council of the Assemblies of God USA recently hosted its bi-annual meeting in Orlando welcoming an estimated 19,000 attendees with an estimated economic impact of $48.9 million. […]

You Grow, Girl: Volunteers Help Orange County Homeowners Create Florida-Friendly Landscapes

When Orlando resident Phyllis Stopford, 79, decided to sign up for the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer Program thirteen years ago, it...

Orange County Helps Transform Central Florida into a National Leader in Electric Transportation

Just over a decade ago, a government/private sector coalition called Get Ready Central Florida went from being newcomers in the field of electric transportation...

Backyard Chicken Keeping Permits: What Orange County Residents Need to Know

On August 10, 2021 the Board of County Commissioners passed a Residential Backyard Chicken Keeping Ordinance to make a permit available to residents who...

Yard Care Tips for Your Landscape that Keep Waterways Healthy

Your yard and local lakes, rivers and springs are more connected than you think, even if miles apart. Summer is Florida’s rainy season. When...

Orange County Parks Reaches Goal of 14 New Multi-purpose Fields

The Orange County Parks and Recreation Division is closing in on a milestone. Bomberos Field Park – a new 20-acre site with three lighted...

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

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

Great Oaks Village Resident Makes History, Earns AA Degree from Valencia College

Statistics show that 50 percent of foster kids graduate from high school, but only 10 percent apply to college. Even more discouraging, less than...

Orange County Corrections Celebrates National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

May 2 – 8, 2021 was National Correctional Officers and Employees Week. National Correctional Officers and Employees Week honors the men and women who...

Orange County Convention Center Event Manager Janice Reindl Recognized with Public Health Hero Award for Vaccination Site Efforts

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, along with Florida Department of Health in Orange County Director Dr. Raul Pino recognized Orange County Convention Center...