Community & Services

Local Artist Creates Award-Winning Mosaic Mural in Orange County Park

When local artist Cherie Bosela was awarded a public art commission through the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Office in 2020, she was excited to create a mosaic mural that captured the unique and beautiful fauna and flora of Central Florida. In fact, she was so certain of what her piece was going to […]

Check it out! Mayor’s Toy Drive Gets Drop-Off Help from Orange County Library System

The 2023 Orange County Mayor’s Holiday Toy Drive launched November 6, and this year, additional drop-off locations have been made available at the 15...

State-of-the Art Multicultural Center Opens Its Doors in Pine Hills

Orange County recently celebrated the grand opening of a cutting-edge Multicultural Center in Pine Hills. The 17,000 square foot facility, located at the site...

Over $4 Million in Cultural Tourism Grants Handed Out to 40 Organizations

Grant Monies from Tourist Development Tax Last month, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved $4.2 million for the Cultural Tourism Grant...

Orange County’s Sustainable Communities Grant Program: Creating Eco-Friendly Neighborhoods

Providing funding to support and assist neighborhoods and organizations working on reducing pollution and their carbon footprint is being spearheaded by Orange County Neighborhood...

Orange County Hispanic Heritage Month | A Celebration Showcasing a Vibrant Hispanic Community

National Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of U.S. Hispanic communities. The event, which runs from Sept. 15...

Beautification Grants Improve the Appearance of Orange County Neighborhoods

A beautification program represents an effective strategy to maintain and enhance neighborhoods. It can lead to more interaction among neighbors, an improved quality of...

Orange County Community Conference: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

On October 14, 2023, Orange County will host its in-person Community Conference, an annual event that provides residents an opportunity to learn about innovative...

Orange County Recognized Nationally for Tree Growth and Green Education Efforts

This year, the Arbor Day Foundation has twice recognized Orange County for its efforts to make Central Florida among the nation’s greenest regions. In...

Orange County Pilot Program Providing Child Care for Domestic Violence Survivors

In 2019, Mayor Demings reconvened the Orange County Domestic Violence Commission (originally convened in 2005) in response to higher rates of cases and incidents...