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History Center Receives Top National Award For Service To Community

Orange County Regional History Center logoInstitute of Museum and Library Services taps Orlando museum for 2019 National Medal

Orange County, FL – The Orange County Regional History Center has been named one of ten recipients of the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service — the highest honor given to museums and libraries across the nation.

Orange County Launches a Series of Community Listening Sessions Focused on Youth and Family Needs

Mayor Jerry L. Demings SealOrange County, Fla. – The Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children (CCC) is hosting a series of Community Listening Sessions and a Non Profit Forum to discuss the needs of local youth and families. Topics will include children’s services for early childhood education, educational enrichment, juvenile justice, and mental and physical health. Residents are encouraged to participate in a needs-assessment survey designed to obtain feedback from individuals, stakeholders and client advocates.

Visit for more details and to take the survey.

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings to Deliver 2019 State of the County Address

Mayor Jerry L. Demings SealWHAT: Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings will deliver his 2019 State of the County Address on Thursday, May 16 at 9 a.m. at the Orange County Convention Center. His first annual address will highlight his current and future initiatives which include a commitment to innovation, collaboration and inclusiveness.

Before the address, guests will have time to network with business and community leaders from across the region. The speech will be televised on Orange TV, which is carried on Spectrum Channel 488, Comcast Channel 9, CenturyLink Channel 1081, digital over-the-air on 10.2, the Roku App Store and will be live-streamed on

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Statement from Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Regarding Hurricane Maria

“As we continue to receive reports of damage in Puerto Rico, the sheer magnitude of Hurricane Maria’s impact on this beautiful island is becoming apparent. With communications still so very limited, we know that many Central Florida citizens and visitors are anxiously awaiting word from their loved ones. Orange County continues to pray for all of those impacted by #HurricaneMaria, and stands ready to assist our neighbors in any way that we can. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the many first responders and every day citizen heroes who are working right now to provide critical assistance to our beloved Puerto Rican brothers and sisters.”

Statement from Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Regarding the Multiple-Fatality Shooting | June 5, 2017

“First, I wish to express my regrets, my sympathy and my sorrow for the family members and friends of those that we lost this morning. Unfortunately, we’ve seen this scenario play itself out in our community and in other communities across the nation, and it is incumbent upon all of us not to become complacent or become callous to these horrific situations, but for each of our citizens to be vigilant… if they see something that seems abnormal, they need to say something. 

I want to commend Orange County Sheriff Demings and his entire team, as well as first responders from the FBI, FDLE and our Orange County Fire Rescue for their swift action to be onsite and to assess the situation as quickly as possible.  One thing we know about Central Florida is we have expert law enforcement men and women, and we have a community that cares, and that has shown that compassion time and time again.  This is a community that I know will display that same compassion for the families that have lost their loved ones here today.”

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