Community & Services

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FusionFest Helps Lifelong Travel Dreams Take Flight

Lake County resident Jenna Simpson had always envisioned visiting England, where her Jamaican father was born, and New York, the birthplace of her mother. Thanks to FusionFest and its commitment to helping people discover the world through interactive cultural experiences, her dream is coming true.

FusionFest is a yearly showcase of what makes varying local heritages unique and why cultural diversity makes our community stronger. It is a project of the Downtown Arts District, with support from Orange County Government, the Orlando Downtown Development Board and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Orange County Citizen Corps Council Makes Community Safer, Stronger and Better Prepared

Orange County Citizen Corps Council Makes Community Safer, Stronger and Better Prepared

In 2005, when Mayor Jerry L. Demings served as Orange County’s Public Safety Director, he started the Citizen Corps Council in Orange County.  The goal...

Librarian at the Chickasaw branch library. Text: A Neighborhood You Should Know: Union Park

An Orange County Neighborhood You Should Know: Union Park is Diverse with a Welcoming Atmosphere

For Lisa Stewart, manager of the Chickasaw Branch of the Orange County Library System, Union Park is a place where residents are engaged and...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative Kicks Off: Charged by Mayor Demings with Year Round Activities

In the spirit of bringing the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to unincorporated areas of Orange County and surrounding communities year round,...

A photo of the "Welcome to Tangelo Park" sign

An Orange County Neighborhood You Should Know: Tangelo Park Remains a Close-Knit and Unified Community

Tangelo Park is, in fact, not a park. It is a community built in the 1950s on land formerly used for orange groves. It...

Mayor Demings speaks at the Housing for All news conference

A County That Works For Everyone: Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force Unveils Final Recommendations

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ Housing For All Task Force recently unveiled its 10-year plan to add tens of thousands of new attainable housing...

Isue Sopron pictured with his classmates and Mayor Demings at the Youth Leadership Conference

We the Young People: Emerging Leaders Involved in Orange County Government

When Orange County hosted its annual Community Conference earlier this year, Oak Ridge High School senior Isui Sopon was in attendance, as he was...

A new children's playground on a sunny day

A Playground for Everyone: Orange County to Host Workshops to Create Future Inclusive Playgrounds

Orange County will host a series of workshops designed to provide parents with an opportunity to contribute feedback on how to make parks and...

Sign reads: "Welcome to Lockhart, an Orange County Community with Pride"

An Orange County Neighborhood You Should Know: I Heart Lockhart

If you’re driving north along Edgewater Drive past College Park towards Apopka, you may notice the small town of Lockhart. An important hub of...

Mayor Demings giving a high-five to a little girl while her mother stands beside them. They are in the Mayor's office.

Welcome to Your House: Mayor Demings Opens County Government to Residents

It was recently a “full house” at the County Administration Building. Approximately 250 people attended Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ inaugural Open House...