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Orange County Government Awarded $2 Million Federal Grant to Bolster Local Fight Against Opioids

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Government has been awarded a $2 million federal grant to expand life-saving training to local first responders, EMS providers and key stakeholders whose assistance may be needed during a suspected opioid/heroin overdose. The grant will also help to fund Naloxone (Narcan) distribution to law enforcement personnel, making this life-saving […]

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Learn How Orange County Trees Help Protect Lakes from Stormwater Pollution

Orange County, Fla. – Join Orange County’s Environmental Protection Division to learn the results of a study that provides recommendations on how trees can be better integrated into the County’s stormwater management programs to help reduce flooding, improve water quality in surface waters like lakes and rivers, and provide other environmental benefits. A community meeting […]

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Sunbridge Parkway Preliminary Design Study | Local Planning Agency Public Hearing on February 15, 2018

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Transportation Planning Division has initiated a Preliminary Design Study for Sunbridge Parkway from south of Aerospace Parkway/Dowden Road to the Orange/Osceola County line. The purpose of this study is to assess current and future travel demand in the area and identify roadway improvements along this corridor.  We invite you […]

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office Reports Spike in Heroin-Related Overdoses

Orange County, Aspire Health Partners Launch Emergency Community Outreach Efforts Who: Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Government, Aspire Health Partners What: Since the beginning of the year, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has responded to over 156 cases of suspected heroin-related overdoses, with a total of nine deaths. Most of these cases have occurred […]

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Deputy Scott Pine Community Park Grand Opening

WHAT: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings will attend the grand opening of the Deputy Scott Pine Community Park in West Orange County. The 19.5-acre park was created in memory of Orange County Deputy Scott Pine, who lost his life while responding to a call […]

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS: 2018 INSIDE THE COURTS

Orange County, Fla. – The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, serving Orange and Osceola counties, presents Inside the Courts: a four-night program held at the courthouse that is dedicated to teaching those interested in the operations of the judicial system. What: Participants will learn processes and roles of the courts, as well as roles […]

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs Opens 17th Annual Mayor’s Job Fair

WHAT: The 17th annual Mayor’s Job Fair, hosted by the Central Florida Employment Council, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at the Central Florida Fair Expo Park from 12 to 4 p.m. A pre-fair workshop will be held at 11:30 a.m. and provide tips to attendees. The event is free and open to […]

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Central Florida Completes Annual Count of Homeless Individuals

Central Florida – On Wednesday, Jan. 24, Homeless Services Network (HSN), in partnership with Central Florida’s homeless providers and 140 trained volunteers, conducted the 2018 Point in Time Count (PIT) across Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. The PIT count is an annual snapshot that takes place across the nation to estimate the number of people […]

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Central Florida Awarded More Than $7.5 Million in Federal Grants to Continue Housing First Initiatives for Homelessness

Orange County, Fla. – On January 11, 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida (HSN successfully renewed $7.4 million in federal funding to continue to support the region’s Housing First and homeless youth initiatives. In addition, the agency will receive an increase of $100,000 to its […]

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