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Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings to Host Cultural Reception to Conclude Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County LogoOrange County GovernmentWHAT: Mayor Jerry L. Demings, Orange County Government and the Hispanic Heritage Network of Orange County, an employee volunteer-led organization, will present “Unidos: Stronger, Together” a cultural celebration to culminate Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.

The hosted reception on Thursday, October 27, 2022 will feature the presentation of the Hispanic Youth Leadership Awards (HYLA) and the Hispanic Service Award. HYLA recipients are recognized as distinguished Hispanic students who have excelled in academics, sports, community service, social justice activism, and more. The Hispanic Service Award is presented to an organization or individual that has a record of dedicated service and commitment to the Hispanic community.

“Unidos: Stronger, Together” will feature cultural performances, music, over 20 original art pieces by local artists, as well as a showcase of festive traditional dresses from several Hispanic countries.

Due to limited spacing, this is an invitation only event.


  • Jerry L. Demings, Orange County Mayor
  • Members of the Board of County Commission
  • Marthaly Irizarry, President, Hispanic Heritage Network of Orange County
  • Ilia Torres, Vice President, Hispanic Heritage Network of Orange County
  • Hispanic Youth Leadership and Hispanic Service Award Recipients
  • Central Florida Exhibiting Artists


Thursday, October 27, 2022
Program begins at 6 p.m.


Orange County Administration Center
201 S. Rosalind Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

MEDIA: For those media members, who are interested in attending and covering this event, please RSVP to by 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 27.

PARKING: Complimentary parking is available on the open lot in front of the building entrance or the County’s employee parking. Both parking locations face Liberty Avenue between Jackson and Church Street. Additional parking options include metered parking or the Administration Center Garage located at 300 Liberty Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801.

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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