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Deterring Crime through Preventative Measures: Upcoming Topic at Orange County Community Conference

For Jason Reynolds in the Orange County Neighborhood Services Division, the concept of reducing crime through environmental design has always been fascinating. While receiving his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida, Reynolds took a class in crime prevention that opened his eyes to the simple things people do not consider when building and designing communities.

“I started to analyze things from this particular viewpoint moving forward and wanted to effectively share these concepts with others,” he said. “I wanted to create something all local residents and community entities could easily understand.”

Two women carrying flags of different nations on a pole. Behind them is a large screen that reads "You can be You here. Fusion Fest."

FusionFest Opens Call to Performers, Artists, Vendors and Volunteers

Through August 1, 2019, FusionFest.org is issuing a call for performers, artists, vendors and volunteers to register their “Intent to Participate” in the second...

Photo of the July Perry marker that reads "Lynching of July Perry, November 3, 1920"

Historical Marker Has Been Placed Honoring Lynching Victim July Perry

At 10:30 a.m. on June 21, 2019, a historical marker in remembrance of one of the darkest days in Orange County was placed during...

A group of senior citizens posing for a photo with their instructor as they hold exercise equipment

Keeping Seniors Fit: Orange County Community Action Division Offers Mobility and Flexibility Classes at Local Community Centers

Orange County has partnered with Firebush, Inc. and the YMCA to offer fitness classes at several local community centers in an effort to provide...

Crosswalk on a street corner leading to a park

Local Government in Action: Orange County Traffic Engineering Division Works with Residents to Improve Road Safety

When tragedy struck in January 2018 at the intersection of Pershing Ave. and Redditt Road in Orlando, it was a reminder of the importance...

Two people stand in front of the Pulse memorial as they contemplate the artwork on display

Three years after Pulse, Community’s Response of Care and Compassion Remains Strong

On the morning of June 12, 2016, many Central Floridians woke up to the news of the attack on Pulse Nightclub near downtown Orlando...

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A Closer Look: Orange County Supervisor of Elections

The Supervisor of Elections is elected to act as the official custodian of voter registration records and to conduct federal, state, county and municipal...

Decorative Scales of Justice, law and justice concept.

A Closer Look: The Office of the State Attorney Ninth Judicial Circuit

Led by The Honorable Aramis D. Ayala, the Office of the State Attorney Ninth Judicial Circuit serves Orange and Osceola counties and is committed to...

Three adults and four students standing in the middle of a school gym, smiling. The students are holding miniature road signs with their names on them.

Orange County Recognizes Area Students for Science Project Focused on Types of Sandbags used in Natural Disasters

Four local ninth graders were recently recognized by Orange County Government’s Public Safety Director Danny Banks and Public Works Chief Engineer Mehul Parekh for...

Mayor Demings and a child at a community garden

Restored Pine Hills Community Garden Grows Bonds Among Young and Old

The restoration of the Pine Hills Community Garden was made possible by the joint funding efforts of the Sustainable Communities Grant and Pine Hills...