Press Releases

“Love Speaks” Highlights Artistic Responses to Pulse Tragedy

Orange County Regional History Center logoMUSEUM’S ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE INCLUDES FREE ADMISSION JUNE 8-16

ORLANDO, Fla. – MAY 21, 2019 – In honor of the third annual remembrance of the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016, the History Center presents a moving and beautiful art exhibition titled Love Speaks: Artistic Responses to the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy.

Orange County Government’s Census 2020 Complete Count Committee is Seeking Community Participation

WHAT: Orange County Government’s 2020 Complete Count Committee is looking for individuals 18 years or older to help promote and actively participate in the planning for the U.S. 2020 Census. Committee members will assist local counties and cities to spread the message to residents about the significance of participating in next year’s U.S. Census.

Making sure everyone is counted will help ensure maximum federal dollars are directed to our community. Register to attend the May 22, 2019 meeting.

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings to Honor Fallen Heroes at Annual Memorial Day Event

Mayor Jerry L. Demings SealOrange County, Fla. (May 27, 2019) – Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Mayor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Council will honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces from Orange County who sacrificed their lives while serving their country. The County’s annual War Memorial Commemoration Ceremony will take place at the Orange County Courthouse Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Mayor Demings will deliver remarks and present a proclamation during the event, and the Veterans Affairs Advisory Council will accompany him in a wreath-laying ceremony. This will be followed by the playing of “Taps” to commemorate the fallen heroes. The guest speaker for the event is Retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel Mark Green.

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 http://www.orangecountycss.org/ 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 www.ocfl.net.

Orange County Environmental Protection Division to Host Free Don’t Pitch It, Fix It! Event

WHAT: In recognition of Earth Day, Orange County Environmental Protection Division will host a Don’t Pitch It, Fix It! event on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Taft Community Center, located at 9450 S. Orange Ave. Volunteer fixers will offer free minor repairs of gently used household items, including small electronics, bicycles, jewelry, eyeglasses, watches, clothing and more.

Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are exemplified in this workshop. This event encourages residents to extend the life of their belongings by having them fixed, ultimately reducing consumption and landfill waste. For more information about Don’t Pitch It, Fix It!, visit www.ocfl.net/DontPitchItFixIt.

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ Housing for All Task Force Announces Second Meeting and Subcommittee Meetings

Mayor Jerry L. Demings SealWHAT: The second meeting of the Housing for All Task Force will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Orange County Administration Center, located at 201 S. Rosalind Ave. in downtown Orlando. The meeting will be held inside the Board of County Commissioners Chambers on the 1st Floor. The Housing for All Task Force’s three subcommittees will also meet that day from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (details below).

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings launched the Housing for All Task Force to promote a transparent system that encourages community engagement in order to address the affordable housing crisis in Orange County.