Public Health & Safety

Law Enforcement Investigation | Jan. 9, 2017

It is with a very heavy heart that I extend my prayers and condolences to the family of the Orange County deputy killed earlier today. Already our hearts are broken over the loss of OPD Sgt. Debra Clayton. The death of any law enforcement officer in the line of duty is an utter tragedy, and a blow to our entire community. We stand with all of Central Florida and the nation in paying tribute to the service and courage of these dedicated officers. – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs

Residents Participate in Orange County Recycles Day Everyone is Invited to “Think 5”

Residents Participate in Orange County Recycles Day Everyone is Invited to “Think 5”

Orange County residents attend Orange County Recycles Day, a family-friendly event that celebrates recycling and the importance of green practices in the community, at...

Orange County Offers Grants for Childcare  Center Vehicle-Impact Safety Barriers

Orange County Offers Grants for Childcare Center Vehicle-Impact Safety Barriers

Orange County Government is encouraging daycares and childcare centers to apply for the Lily Quintus Childcare Center Vehicle Impact Grant, which provides up to...

Hurricane Matthew Veers East of Orange County

Hurricane Matthew Veers East of Orange County

The effects of Hurricane Matthew struck Orange County and the greater Orlando-area during the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. The Category...

Historic SimLEARN Center Opens in Lake Nona

Historic SimLEARN Center Opens in Lake Nona

Orange County ushered in a new era with the historic opening of the Orlando VA Medical Center’s (VAMC) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Simulation Learning,...

Orange County Receives National Training Addressing Substance and Mental Health Issues in Criminal Justice System

Orange County Receives National Training Addressing Substance and Mental Health Issues in Criminal Justice System

Policy Research Associates, Inc. Senior Project Associate Brian Case, M.A., Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Policy Research Associates, Inc. Senior Consultant Patricia Griffin,...

Victim Service Center of Central Florida Recognized for Response to Tragedy

Victim Service Center of Central Florida Recognized for Response to Tragedy

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently hosted a thank you luncheon for the Victim Service Center of Central Florida (VSC) to recognize the staff...

Orange County Strives to Shatter the Stigma

Orange County Strives to Shatter the Stigma

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs hosted members of the media and advocates from the mental health community at Orange County’s Shatter the Stigma event,...

Orange County Hosts Zika Information Session

Orange County Hosts Zika Information Session

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County Director of Health Services Dr. Chris Hunter hosted a Zika informational session with local commercial business...

Orange County Firefighter Receives State EMS Award

Orange County Firefighter Receives State EMS Award

Orange County Fire Rescue Firefighter EMT Ryan Allen was awarded with the State EMS Award, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the Year on July...