Community & Services

Behind the Perimeter – A Glimpse inside Orange County Corrections Veterans’ Dorm

While waiting to catch a flight, Malik Muhammad mapped out an idea he had on a napkin. Muhammad, who at the time held the title of lieutenant at Orange County Corrections Department (OCCD), had just returned from a deployment where he had been stationed in Cobbadder, Iraq. While he was physically back on American soil, his thoughts remained with his fellow service men and women still overseas.

Orange County Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Orange County Regional History Center recently hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil...

Orange County Welcomes Brazilian Soccer Superstar Kaká to Orlando City Soccer Club

Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the leadership team of the Orlando City Soccer Club at The Abbey to welcome global soccer icon Ricardo Kaká...

Mayor Jacobs Convenes Orange County Prescription Drug Abuse Summit

Mayor Jacobs recently convened the first Orange County Prescription Drug Abuse Summit, which focused on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and was created following Florida Attorney...

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Commemorates Juneteenth Anniversary

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently joined Florida State District 12 Senator Geraldine F. Thompson and Orange County District 6 Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russell...

Apopka High School Student Recognized with Charles T. Smith Community Service Award

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently recognized Apopka High School senior Taylor Chou with the Charles T. Smith Community Service Award at the Apopka...

Troubled Teens Open Up about Fathers, Forgiveness and Second Chances

Every year, one of the nation’s largest correctional facilities marks Father’s Day in remembrance of a man who served as a positive role model...

Orange County Leaders Celebrate at Florida Citrus Bowl Beam Raising Ceremony

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently attended the Forward Progress to the 50 Beam Raising Ceremony at the Orlando Citrus Bowl to celebrate reaching...

Orange County Recognizes The Voice Finalist Sisaundra Lewis

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners recognized Winter Garden resident Sisaundra Lewis, finalist of NBC’s The Voice, at the...

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Veterans Advisory Council Honor Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Veterans Advisory Council remembered and saluted the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice...