Media Releases

Calling All Artists for the 2024 Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibit

Submission Deadline is August 2, 2024 WHAT: The Hispanic Heritage Network of Orange County (HHNOC), is a 501 (C)(3), volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1999 by Orange County government employees. To commemorate its 25th anniversary, HHNOC is seeking submissions from Central Florida artists for an opportunity to participate in the annual Hispanic Heritage Art...

Orange County to Host 2024 Hurricane Expo: Beyond the Forecast

WHAT: Orange County Government and the Office of Emergency Management will host the 2024 Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Evans High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s theme is “Beyond the Forecast.” WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2024, 9 a.m. to...

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings to Deliver 2024 State of the County Presentation

WHAT: Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings will deliver his 2024 State of the County presentation on Friday, June 7, 2024. The Mayor will highlight Orange County Government’s accomplishments and challenges over the past year and emphasize its strategic public, private, and philanthropic partnerships that have fostered a community culture of building better together....

Safety Improvements Underway for South Rio Grande Avenue

Project part of Orange County’s Accelerated Transportation Safety Program Orange County, FL — A pedestrian safety improvement project is currently underway along S. Rio Grande Avenue, with Public Works crews working between Holden Avenue and Gore Street. Funding for these improvements will come from the Accelerated Transportation Safety Program, which addresses transportation projects using...

Orange County Issues Burn Ban as Drought Index Rises

Orange County, FL – A burn ban is currently in effect for unincorporated areas of Orange County and any municipalities that Orange County Fire Rescue services, including Edgewood, Belle Isle, Oakland, and Eatonville. Burn bans are automatically instituted under Orange County’s Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance when the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) meets or...

Statement from Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings | May 21, 2024

“I’m disappointed in the committee’s decision.  We’re proud of the application we submitted and the way our community came together with the hope of bringing the Florida Museum of Black History to Eatonville.   If things don’t work out in St. Augustine, we’re still very interested in having the museum here in Orange County.” –...

Orange County’s Drug Free Office to Host Annual Treatment and Recovery Conference

Orange County, FL – Orange County’s Office for a Drug-Free Community will host the 23rd Annual Orange County Drug Free Coalition Treatment, Intervention and Recovery Conference on Friday, June 14, 2024, at the Renaissance Center, located at 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail in Orlando. The conference begins at 9 a.m. The theme of this year’s...