Media Releases

Statement from Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings | May 21, 2024

“I’m disappointed in the committee’s decision.  We’re proud of the application we submitted and the way our community came together with the hope of bringing the Florida Museum of Black History to Eatonville.   If things don’t work out in St. Augustine, we’re still very interested in having the museum here in Orange County.” –...

Orange County’s Drug Free Office to Host Annual Treatment and Recovery Conference

Orange County, FL – Orange County’s Office for a Drug-Free Community will host the 23rd Annual Orange County Drug Free Coalition Treatment, Intervention and Recovery Conference on Friday, June 14, 2024, at the Renaissance Center, located at 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail in Orlando. The conference begins at 9 a.m. The theme of this year’s...

Orange County Hosts the 2024 Asian-Inspired Art Contest Awards Ceremony

The awards recognition is scheduled for May 22, 2024 WHAT: The Orange County Asian Committee and Orange County Public Schools announce an awards ceremony for the winners of the Asian-Inspired Art Contest. The festive ceremony is in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Month. The ceremony will include awards in four age categories: ages...

Orange County 2024 Charter Review Commission to Hold Meeting

Orange County, FL – The Orange County Charter Review Commission (CRC) convenes every four years to review the County Charter. Fifteen appointed citizen representatives use research, discussion, professional advisors, and input from the public to develop questions that may be placed on the ballot during a presidential election year. The next CRC meeting will...

Orange County Animal Services Sets Goal of 150 Pet Adoptions Over Three Days

The shelter will host an adoption event while participating in another the same weekend. Orange County, FL – Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) has announced a goal of placing 150 pets from Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19. The shelter will be participating in a massive adoption event in the Tampa area while...

Orange County’s Green PLACE Program Acquires 752 acres of Environmentally Sensitive Land

County also purchased parcels near Windermere and North Orange County Orange County, FL — Orange County today announced that 752 acres of property near Bithlo have been acquired through Green PLACE, the award-winning program aimed at preserving, enhancing, and restoring environmentally sensitive lands. This marks the largest land purchase for the Green PLACE program...