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Orange County Welcomes New Era in Arts and Culture with the Groundbreaking of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined community leaders and the Orlando Ballet on Oct. 18, 2018 for the groundbreaking ceremony of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre. The new building adds another world-class venue to the region’s growing list of theaters and performing arts centers. The new, state-of-the-art facility, named after the late Central Florida philanthropist Harriett […]

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Purple Door Luncheon Highlights Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs was recognized as the Central Florida Champion of Advocacy for her service and unwavering commitment to children and families...

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and orange county employees posing for a ribbon cutting

Orange County Government Expands Permitting Workspace to Enhance Customer Service

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and leadership from across Orange County Government joined the Division of Building Safety for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the renovation and...

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Orange County Celebrates Region’s Most Colorful Parade at Come Out with Pride

Central Florida’s annual Come Out with Pride parade and festival, the largest LGBTQ+ event in the region, has grown to host thousands of visitors...

Two employees placing a tag on a recycling bin on the street

Orange County’s Recycling Pilot Provides Pivotal Data

Orange County has concluded a successful, multi-week recycling improvement program pilot consisting of tagging the blue-lid recycling carts at more than 640 households in...

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Orange County’s 311 Answers Non-Emergency Calls to Help Residents Navigate Local Government

For Orange County residents, customer service in government is just three digits away. Orange County’s 311 help and information line is a convenient way...

OCFL Mayor Teresa Jacobs and other leaders holding their awards

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Recognized as Heart of Florida United Way Change Maker of the Year

The Heart of Florida United Way hosted its inaugural Change Maker Impact Awards on Sept. 24, 2018 at the Church Street Ballroom in downtown...

Orange County Public Works’ Annual Pasta with a Purpose Luncheon Supports Great Oaks Village

Orange County Public Works’ Annual Pasta with a Purpose Luncheon Supports Great Oaks Village

Employees from across the County joined the Orange County Public Works Department for their annual Pasta with a Purpose event on Sept. 19, 2018....

Local Resident Donates Almost 50K to Treat Dogs with Heartworm at Orange County Animal Services

Local Resident Donates Almost 50K to Treat Dogs with Heartworm at Orange County Animal Services

One can safely say Orange County resident Jackie Webb is an avid animal lover. About a decade ago, Webb started donating food and money...

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Orange County Government Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County (HHCGOC) and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on the...