Kelly Finkelstein, Senior Public Information Officer, Orange County Government
Phone: 407-836-5818

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 for more details and to take the survey.

What: This is an initiative led by Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings through the Citizens’ Commission for Children to carry out his directive to protect and serve the children of Orange County.

The CCC provides funding and monitoring of local human-services programs that address the needs of children and families in Orange County. The CCC embraces its role as an innovator in the growth and transformation of the philosophies and outcome-based funding systems of services that touch the lives of countless residents in our community. 

When and Where:

May 9: Community Listening Session, John Bridges Community Center, 445 West 13th Street Building A, Apopka, 32703 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

May 13: Nonprofit Forum designed to identify issues for early childhood education, educational enrichment, and juvenile justice, mental and physical health in partnership with area nonprofit organizations.

Barnett Park, Dolphin Room, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando 32808
Session 1 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Session 2 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

May 14: Community Listening Session, Valencia Community College, East Campus, 701 North Econlockatchee Trail Building 3 Room 113, Orlando, 32825 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Visit for more details and to take the survey. You can also contact Danna Jackson-Carroll, Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children, at 407-836-7610 for more information.

If any person with a disability, as defined by the ADA, needs special accommodations to participate in this meeting, he or she should contact the Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children Division at 407-836-7610 no later than two (2) business days prior to the proceeding.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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