Community & Services

Orange County residents at the 2018 Barktoberfest event.

Barktoberfest Wags its Way to Lake Eola Park

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) hosted their 2018 Barktoberfest on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. The signature, rescue-appreciation event celebrates the partnership between OCAS and the rescue community and helps match homeless pets with loving, forever homes. Now in its seventh year, the event welcomed more than 10,000 residents and […]

Mayor Jacobs and a small group hold a life-size check in the middle of a football field

Annual Florida Blue Florida Classic Highlights World-Class Camping World Stadium in Orange County

Once again, Orange County hosted thousands of fans at Camping World Stadium for the 2019 Florida Blue Florida Classic on Saturday, Nov. 17 for...

Mayor Jacobs and others holding a large check

Late-Night Humor Highlights Orange County’s Fundraising Success of $612,205 for Heart of Florida United Way

Orange County Government employees gathered on Nov. 15, 2018 to celebrate the completion of another successful Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) fundraising campaign...

Regional Affordable Housing Initiative

Central Florida Regional Affordable Housing Initiative Honored for 2018 Award of Excellence by the National Association for County Community and Economic Development

The National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) recently presented Orange County Government along with its partners – the City of Orlando,...

Mayor Jacobs posing for a photo with three teens

Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit Fosters Understanding, Acceptance, and Inclusion

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined more than 200 Central Florida LGBTQ+ youth, community members and allies for the annual Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit...

Ribbon cutting photo with the Mayor

Orange County Animal Services Opens Satellite Spay/Neuter Clinic in Partnership with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Orange County Animal Services, in partnership with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, celebrated the opening of its new offsite sterilization clinic. The Orange...

Children and firefighters standing in front of a fire truck

Call to Residents and Organizations: Orange County Mayor’s Adopt A Fire Station

With the help of the Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Division, Orange County Fire Rescue will once again participate in Orange County Mayor’s Adopt a...

Mayor Jacobs and a man standing alongside a statuette

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Receives Commemorative Mini Blue Jacket Recruit Statuette

The Central Florida Navy League (CFNL) presented Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs with a commemorative mini Blue Jacket Recruit statuette in honor of her...

Group of soccer players with Mayor Jacobs on stage

Mayor’s Annual Soccer Tournament Celebrates Culture and Traditions of Hispanic Heritage Month

Orange County and the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County (HHCOGOC) hosted the fourth annual Orange County Mayor’s Cup soccer tournament on Oct....

Mayor Jacobs posing for a picture with Orange County Experience participants

Orange County Experience Graduates Seventh Class

The Orange County Experience graduated its seventh class on Oct. 19, 2018 inside the Board of County Commissioners Chambers. The program, created in 2011...