Public Health & Safety

Here Comes the Sun: Orange County 2023 Solar Co-op Benefits Residents and Businesses

Solar co-ops are making it easier for Americans to choose solar energy to power their homes, and the Orange County 2023 Solar Co-op, in partnership with Solar United Neighbors of Florida, is currently open to all County municipalities, residents and small businesses. Co-ops provide bulk discounts for a group of homeowners interested in purchasing solar […]

Flood Mitigation Project Brings Flood Relief to Orlo Vista

Improvements expected to help reduce flooding threat for 2023 hurricane season Since March 2023, Orange County Stormwater Management excavators have been digging muck out...

Be Prepared: 2023 Hurricane Expo Helps Residents Plan for Hurricane Season

When Hurricane Ian hit Orlando last September, it brought record amounts of rainfall, which created life-threatening flooding. Hurricane Nicole, a less powerful storm, hit...

Save Our Students Initiative Seeks to Reduce Crime and Foster Relationships

Teens across Orange County are taking part in the Save Our Students Initiative, an annual series of summer weekend activities for at-risk youth. The...

Orange County Utilities Receives Accolades for Educating Residents on Recycling

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recently announced that Orange County received a 2023 Communication, Education, and Marketing (CEM) Technical Division Award...

Victim Service Center Promotes Denim Day, Spreads Awareness About Sexual Assault

Mayor Jerry L. Demings recently declared Wednesday, April 26, 2023 as Denim Day and is urging Orange County residents to wear jeans to help...

Orange County Green PLACE Program: Impact Keeps on Growing

Orange County leaders and community partners created the Green PLACE (Park Land Acquisition for Conservation and Environmental Protection) Program a little over three decades ago...

Orange County’s Domestic Violence Commission Addresses Teen Dating Violence

When Tina first came to Pace Center for Girls Orange in middle school, she was experiencing behavioral challenges and shared that not only had...

Orange County Citizens’ Review Panel Delivers Impactful Programs for Local Communities

From programs guarding children from human trafficking, to career development opportunities to crime prevention projects, the Citizens’ Review Panel (CRP) has awarded more than...

A Look Ahead: Mayor Demings’ Priorities for 2023

When Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings gave his Oath of Office speech on December 6, 2022, he outlined some key focus areas for...