Community & Services

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 on Sat., Oct. 19, 2019 at the Orange County Administration Center in downtown Orlando. The family-friendly event included an opportunity to engage with the Mayor, take a tour of the office, meet County Commissioners and learn more about County services and initiatives.

Ninety-six guests took advantage of the tours, and 32 representatives from various County departments were on hand to provide demonstrations and interact with community members. Among the departments represented included: Fire Rescue, Animal Services, Environmental Protection, Orange TV, the Orange County Library System, Neighborhood Services and the Office of Emergency Management.

Group photo of the men and women who make up the Fleet Management team. They stand among different vehicles, including trucks

Hitting the Road to Serve the Public: Fleet Management Named Top 50 Leading Fleet in North America for Fourth Year

Orange County Government’s Fleet Management Division has been named a Top 50 Leading Fleet in North America in 2019 by Government Fleet magazine and...

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Orange County Community Corrections Officer Wins National Award

Senior Community Corrections Officer Robert Barnett was named winner of the 2019 #Catalyst4Change Award. Barnett was presented the award at the recent American Probation...

Mayor Demings and Jason Reynolds sitting on chairs on stage as the crowd attentively listens to their discussion

2019 Orange County Community Conference Honors Community Advocates, Citizens of the Year

At the 2019 Community Conference, recently held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Board of County...

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Eye in the Sky: Parks and Recreation Division Introduces Surveillance Cameras on Local Trails

As a proactive public safety measure for the community, Orange County Parks and Recreation Division has installed four new surveillance cameras on multi-use pedestrian...

Not in My Backyard: Housing for All Task Force Tackles Affordable Housing Stigma

Not in My Backyard: Housing for All Task Force Tackles Affordable Housing Stigma

When Tiffany Manuel, Ph.D., president and CEO of TheCaseMade, spoke before Orange County Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force in September 2019, her...

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24 Years of Excellence: Orange County Procurement Division Recognized Again with National Award

The Orange County Government Procurement Division was recently recognized by the National Procurement Institute with the 2019 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement.®

The award recognizes...

Hundreds of FusionFest participants pose for a photo as they hold up their Country's flag and smile

Global Cultures to be Showcased at FusionFest2019

When Terry Olson was hired by Orange County to create the Arts and Cultural Affairs Office in 2001, he knew it was the opportunity...

] Orange County Corrections staff member Linda A. Brooks, Orange County Undersheriff Mark Canty, Florida Secretary of Corrections Mark Inch, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and Orange County Corrections Chief Louis A. Quiñones, Jr.

Florida Association of Community Corrections Annual Training Institute Meets in Orange County

This year’s Florida Association of Community Corrections Annual Training Institute recently met in Orange County to discuss best practices, as well as how data-driven...

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Summer Spells Hunger for Many Kids

Orange County Partners with Second Harvest for its Summer Camps

Across Central Florida, students have been enjoying summer vacation, but for some children, summertime means...