Community & Services

Orange County Certified as “LEED Gold Community”

Orange County has become the first county in east Central Florida to earn the internationally-accredited Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Cities and Communities Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. On April 6, 2022, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings joined county staff to receive the award at the Orange County […]

Surplus Lots Used to Create Affordable Homes in Holden Heights

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County President & CEO Catherine Steck McManus held a groundbreaking...

Women’s History Month: Pamela Schwartz

Since being promoted from chief curator to executive director of the Orange County Regional History Center in January 2021, Pamela Schwartz has guided it...

Orange County Commissioner Tackles Homelessness Head On

With homelessness becoming a bigger and more serious issue in Central Florida, Orange County District 1 Commissioner Nicole Wilson has been partnering with advocacy...

Map It: Orange County Board of County Commissioners Approves Final Redistricting Plan

It was a historic vote that comes once a decade. On February 22, 2022, a new redistricting plan was approved which required the Board...

Women’s History Month: Carla Bell Johnson

An Orange County native, Carla Bell Johnson has been a public servant in the local community for more than 30 years. And now, she...

Orange County Water Division Manager Earns Prestigious Fellowship

Eighteen emerging leaders from water and wastewater utilities across the United States have been selected to join Duke University’s Water Innovation Leadership Development (WILD) executive education...

Orange County Rental Assistance Program a Pandemic Lifeline

Prevents Evictions for Tenants and Landlords With the devastating effects of COVID-19 still with us as we head into 2022, the Orange County Emergency...

More Accolades for the History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center is no longer a hidden gem in the Central Florida community. National recognition and numerous awards keep piling...

Orange County Receives Statewide Honor for #IGotMyShot Campaign

The Florida Association of Counties has recognized the Orange County Government Communications team for its innovative COVID-19 vaccine campaign, #IGotMyShot. The coronavirus vaccine campaign...