Public Health & Safety

Mayor Jacobs with two women

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Recognized as Advocate for Children’s Mental Health

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs was honored recently by the Federation of Families of Central Florida with the inaugural “Champion of Children’s Mental Health” award. Presented during the organization’s 2nd Annual Black Tie Gala, the Federation of Families of Central Florida honored five community champions who advocate and support children’s mental health across our community.

OC employees working a booth for Health Summit

Health Screenings and Wellness at Center of Mayor’s Health Summit

In an effort to promote healthy living in Orange County, Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently held the 2014 Mayor’s Health Summit, which offered citizens free...

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Orange County Advises Proactive Measures to Combat Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus

As the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus continues to spread, the Orange County Health Services Department’s Mosquito Control Division is urging people to protect themselves from...

Mayor Jacobs speaking to personnel for Florida Defense Support Task Force

Orange County Welcomes Florida Defense Support Task Force

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently spoke at a reception for the Florida Defense Alliance (FDA) and the Florida Defense Support Task Force (FDSTF),...

Mayor Jacobs at Prescription Drug Abuse Summit

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...

OC Chief Information Officer

Orange County’s Chief Information Officer Assists Dominican Republic in Implementing New 911 System

Orange County Chief Information Officer Rafael Mena was recently honored by the Dominican Republic Ministry of the Presidency for his assistance in implementing the...

"Our Home for Life" team

Orange County Accepts Sustainability Plan “Our Home for Life”

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners unanimously accepted the Orange County Sustainability Plan known as “Our Home for Life”...

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Mayor Jacobs’ Youth Mental Health Commission Issues Final Report

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Youth Mental Health Commission presented its final report to the Board of County Commissioners in late April. Richard Morrison,...

Three Generations of Firefighters Proudly Serve Orange County Fire Rescue

Three Generations of Firefighters Proudly Serve Orange County Fire Rescue

Orange County Fire Rescue welcomed three generations of firefighters to its ranks including Matthew Howell, Michael Howell and Walter Howell.

Sustainable Transportation and Pedestrian Safety Discussed in Meadow Woods Community Meeting

Sustainable Transportation and Pedestrian Safety Discussed in Meadow Woods Community Meeting

Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson recently addressed the issue of pedestrian safety and public transportation to a crowd of more than 50 residents in...