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Orange County 2024 Charter Review Commission Announces Meeting

Orange County, FL – The Orange County Charter Review Commission (CRC) convenes every four (4) years to review the County Charter. Fifteen (15) appointed citizen representatives use research, discussion, professional advisors, and input from the public to develop questions that may be placed on the ballot during a presidential election year. The next meeting...

Orange County Fire Rescue Launches New Door Alarm Program to Prevent Drownings

Free installations available for residents Orange County, FL — Christina Martin is a local Seminole County mother and wife, passionate about educating the community on drowning prevention. She founded the Gunner Martin Foundation in 2016 following the tragic drowning of her two-year-old son, who quietly slipped outside to the family’s backyard pool, undetected. Christina...

Orange County Awarded for its Work to Save Trees and Grow Urban Canopy

New ordinance provisions to be reviewed during upcoming public webinar Orange County, FL —Orange County Government has received multiple awards for its environmentally conscious efforts to preserve more trees around development sites and increase the County’s urban canopy. The Florida Urban Forestry Council and the Arbor Day Foundation recognized an ordinance the County Commission...

Orange County’s Drug Free Office Launches New Campaign: “Stop Overdose”

CDC campaign-based research gathered from people impacted by substance use. Orange County, FL – Orange County’s Office for a Drug-Free Community has launched a new campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to educate people about the dangers of fentanyl and to reduce the stigma around addiction and recovery. “Stop Overdose”...

Orange County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) 2024 Special Magistrate Solicitation

Orange County, Fla. – The Orange County VAB is seeking qualified attorney and appraiser Special Magistrates for the 2024 tax year. The Orange County VAB is accepting applications from March 4, 2024 – April 19, 2024. Interested applicants need not be a resident of Orange County and must meet all requirements per Section 194.035,...

Orange County Animal Services Named “Outstanding Agency of the Year”

Selected by peers for top award in Florida. Orange County, FL – Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) has received the “Outstanding Agency of the Year” award from the Florida Animal Protection and Advocacy Association. With 70 member agencies, FAPAA advances the animal welfare field and oversees the certification of Animal Control Officers and other...

Orange County Provides $3 million in Financing for 195-unit Affordable Housing Project

Funding provided by County’s Housing Trust Fund and federal American Rescue Plan Act Orange County, FL — Orange County’s Board of County Commissioners (BCC) today approved $3 million of local Housing Trust Fund and federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to assist an affordable housing development that has encountered higher-than-expected construction costs. The...