Public Health & Safety

Mayor Jacobs and United Way personnel receiving check

United Way is at the Heart of Orange County Government

Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently joined Orange County Government employees for the 2014 Heart of Florida United Way Campaign’s Victory Celebration luncheon at the Orange County Convention Center. There was much to celebrate because Orange County Government’s employees contributed an impressive $430,780 this year to the local nonprofit through fundraising efforts. For 90 years, Heart of Florida United Way has been at the forefront of health and human care services in Central Florida.

Three OC employees working a booth at Health Summit

Orange County’s Community Health Fair Provides Wellness Screenings and Family Fun

Orange County citizens were offered free health screenings and beneficial wellness and safety information at the second annual Community Health Fair held recently at...

Mayor Jacobs with three individuals at Belvin Perry, Jr. Central Receiving Center

Minnesota Officials Tour Belvin Perry, Jr. Central Receiving Center

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently hosted Minnesota Senator Barb Goodwin and Hennepin County 4th Judicial District Judge Jay Quam for a learning and...

BCC Meeting

Youth Mental Health Commission Implementation Work Begins

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Youth Mental Health Commission Implementation Team met on Monday to begin the work of accomplishing the goals set by...

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”...

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...

Two mosquitos

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...