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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.”

Deputy Scott Pine Community Park Groundbreaking

WHAT: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey and former District 1 Commissioner Scott Boyd will be joined by Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and Orange County Public School (OCPS) officials for a groundbreaking ceremony for Deputy Scott Pine Community Park, which will be located on a 19.5-acre property.

The West Orange County park will pay tribute to the Orange County Sheriff Deputy Scott Pine who lost his life February 11, 2014, after responding to a call in a southwest Orange County neighborhood. Deputy Pine’s widow Bridget Pine and their three children will participate in the groundbreaking ceremony.