Community & Services

Orange County employees on the MLK Parade float

Orange County Commemorates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Black History Month

Orange County Government’s mission is to serve the public with fairness, integrity and character, excellence and innovation, professionalism and accountability, and a strong work ethic – a testament to the values that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., envisioned for our nation as the preeminent advocate for civil rights, equality and dignity for all.

People standing for a photo inside the board of county commissioners chambers

Orange County Utilities Wins Prestigious AMWA Platinum Award for Utility Excellence

Orange County Utilities was awarded the 2014 Platinum Award for Utility Excellence by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA). The utility,...

Ribbon cutting ceremony

A New Step in Helping Homeless Men in Central Florida

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently joined more than 200 members of the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Men’s Service Center...

Addressing Homelessness in Orange County

Addressing Homelessness in Orange County

"For the chronically homeless, and for our families and precious children who are struggling with homelessness, we are committed to creating a better future....

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

"The greatest gift we can bestow upon future generations is opportunity. The Dr. Phillips Center will do just that, with arts education and amazing...

The Youth Mental Health Commission

The Youth Mental Health Commission

"Building on the recommendations of the Youth Mental Health Commission, we’re going to make sure that parents know how and where to get help,...

The MLS Soccer Stadium

The MLS Soccer Stadium

"Bringing Major League Soccer to Orlando is a huge win for our entire community, and will positively impact our local economy and families, as...

Mayor Jacobs at a social media conference

Orange County’s Top 2014 Newsroom Stories

The year 2014 was filled with historic community celebrations that marked Orange County’s extraordinary “Year of Transformation.”

OCFR employee giving a presentation

Orange County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Named Chair of National Training Publication Committee

Orange County, FL – Orange County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Brian Morrow has been named Chair for the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA)...

Mayor Jacobs at Holiday Heroes Toy Drive

Orange County Surpasses Goal for Mayor Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive

Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently joined Orange County Government employees for the 2014 Heart of Florida United Way Campaign’s Victory Celebration luncheon at the Orange...