Press Releases

Orange County Hispanic Heritage Committee Seeks to Highlight Artists and Artwork during Hispanic Heritage Month

Mayor Jerry L. Demings SealHispanic Heritage Committee logoWHAT: The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County is calling for Central Florida artists to submit their Hispanic-themed artwork to be displayed at Orange County Government buildings during Hispanic Heritage month.

HOW: All artists’ submission must include the title of the piece, the medium and the dimensions (including the frame), a digital picture for each work of art and an artist’s statement. Completed applications and high resolution artwork images should be submitted to Ilia Torres,

Orange County Division of Building Safety Streamlines Process for Electrical Utility Connections

In an effort to streamline the development processes, Orange County Government Division of Building Safety is working to improve the Electrical Utility Notification Process to increase efficiency and save time for customers. The new procedure will inform energy utility providers that the inspection has been completed and approved for connection.

The Division of Building Safety has established this procedure through direct communication and collaboration with both energy utility providers in Orange County, Duke Energy and Orlando Utilities Commission.

Orange County, Fla., Announces Event to Discuss New Recycling Facility

Orange County, Fla. – As part of the recently announced Request for Information (RFI) to gather input for a new recycling facility, Orange County and the Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division announce the date and schedule for the next step, a Market Sounding event.

The in-person event, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 26, in the Venice Ballroom at the Orange County Renaissance Senior Center at 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail in Orlando, is open to potential project participants and supporters.

Reminder: Curbside Collection Will Occur on Independence Day, July 4, 2019

Orange County, Fla.– The Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division reminds unincorporated Orange County customers that garbage, recycling, large items and yard waste will be collected on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4.

Since Thursday is a normal collection day, customers should follow the guidelines and set out their roll carts, large items and yard waste by 6 a.m.

Greater Orlando 2026 World Cup Pursuit Partners To Unveil Host City Candidate Logo and Announce Series of Special Events in Downtown Orlando

Plans announced for Thursday, June 20, to celebrate 25th Anniversary of the 1994 FIFA World Cup hosted in Orlando

greater orlando sports commision logoOrlando, Fla.  – June 17, 2019 – The Greater Orlando 2026 World Cup Pursuit Partners (GO26) will unveil its new Host City Candidate logo on Thursday, June 20th. Orlando is among 17 U.S. cities still in the running to host matches for the 2026 FIFA World Cup that will be jointly hosted across North America by the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Orlando Historical Marker to Honor 1920 Lynching Victim July Perry

Acclaimed Activist and Author Bryan Stevenson to Speak at June 21 Ceremony

Orange County History Center - Downtown Orlando logoOrange County, Fla. –  June 12, 2019 – A June 21 ceremony in downtown Orlando will unveil a historical marker honoring July Perry, who was lynched on Election Night 1920 during the Ocoee Massacre — one of the South’s deadliest outbreaks of racial violence.