Media Releases

Orange County Hurricane Debris Removal Continues

More than 220,000 cubic yards collected; completion estimated by mid-December Orange County, Fla. – Orange County contractors continue to remove debris from across Orange County. Projections indicate the County will be cleared of debris from both Hurricane Ian and Tropical Storm Nicole by mid-December. Since October 6, 2022, crews have collected more than of...

Empowering Good Applications Open for Spring ‘23

32 Non-profit Organizations Participate in the First Cohort Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act WHAT: Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act in Orange County and led by the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy& Nonprofit Leadership, Empowering Good equips local nonprofits with the tools necessary to succeed in the post-pandemic environment. The program...

Animal Services Celebrates Ninth Annual Barktoberfest Event Sunday at Lake Eola

Event Highlights Partnerships Between Local Shelter and the Rescue Community Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is preparing to celebrate its ninth annual Barktoberfest event this Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Lake Eola between noon – 4 p.m. The shelter hosts this large event to highlight the work of the rescue community,...

Orange County Receives Funding for Flood Mitigation Project

Retention Ponds Project in Orlo Vista moving forward Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Public Works is moving forward with construction on a $23.4 million project to expand the storage capacity of three critical retention ponds in Orlo Vista. The project includes increasing the capacity of all three retention ponds by vertical expansion, making...

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings Launches 12th Annual Toy Drive

Toy Drive benefits local families and offers an online option in addition to multiple drop-off sites across Orange County WHAT: With the community continuing to recover from the effects of recent storms and many families in need, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings has launched the 2022 Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive. Now in...

Mayor Jerry L. Demings to host Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

to be held Friday, November 11 WHAT: Mayor Jerry L. Demings, the Orange County Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council and County Commissioners will honor local veterans, as well as those who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces with ceremony on Veterans Day. “Thank you to all who have served and continue to...

Public Works Crews Quickly Respond to Tropical Storm Nicole

Orange County, Fla. –  With the worst effects from Tropical Storm Nicole exiting Central Florida, Orange County Public Works is responding to issues across the County.  Crews were mobilized as early as conditions allowed. There have been no reports of localized flooding to County-maintained roads, local residents’ homes, or structures.  As of midday Thursday,...