Media Releases

Mayor Jacobs Distributes Toys Collected During Holiday Heroes Campaign

Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently helped families from the Wraparound Orange program “shop” for toys when she visited the campus of Orange County’s Great Oaks Village. Wraparound Orange is a collaboration of community agencies that help families and their children who struggle with behavioral, emotional, and or mental health problems.

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Announces Annual Toy Drive

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has launched her 2013 Holiday Heroes Toy Drive. This is the third year Mayor Jacobs and her team has facilitated the toy drive. The toy drive, which serves children from infants to 18-years-old, encourages the community to bring new, unwrapped toys to participating drop-off centers. Last year,...

Orange County Approves Community Venues and Tourism Promotion Package

The Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved an ordinance today for a $94.5 million venues package that supports performing arts, sports, recreation, tourism and commerce. The 5-to-2 vote came after four hours of public comment and discussion with more than 100 speakers.

MS&T Blue Ribbon Commission Tours Downtown Locations

Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Modeling, Simulation and Training (MS&T) Blue Ribbon Commission toured key downtown locations today in a fact-finding mission that included stops at IDEAS Integration Global Inc., Integrity Arts and Technology USA, and the FFIEA/UCF Center for Emerging Media. Leaders from seven Central Florida counties participated in an effort to gain knowledge of...

Orange County Approves 2013-2014 Budget

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners approved the finalized budget for fiscal year 2013-2014. Review the highlights for the new fiscal year which begins on October 1, 2013.