Press Releases

Orange County, Fla., Announces Beginning Steps for a New Recycling Facility

Record Area Growth Presents Opportunity for Strong Sustainability Solutions

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County, located in Central Florida and home to world-renowned tourism destination Orlando, and Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division announce the release of a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input into the planned release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Public-Private-Partnership for designing, constructing and operating a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

Housing for All Task Force Announces a Design Workshop To Share Ideas about Affordable Housing Solutions

Mayor Jerry L. Demings Seal(Orange County, Fla.) – As part of Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ Housing for All Task Force, Orange County is organizing a special Housing for All workshop to help plan, design and create ways to implement affordable housing projects to meet the needs of our growing community. Participating organizations and business from the Central Florida development community include University of Florida CityLab students, members of the AIA Young Architects Forum, Orange County Government staff and members of the Central Florida development community.

These workshops are a collaborative and interactive effort to develop potential solutions to Central Florida’s affordable housing crisis. Participants will create site plans, floor plans and architecture designs and evaluate land use and zoning requirements.

“Love Speaks” Highlights Artistic Responses to Pulse Tragedy

Orange County History Center - Downtown Orlando logoMUSEUM’S ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE INCLUDES FREE ADMISSION JUNE 8-16

ORLANDO, Fla. – MAY 21, 2019 – In honor of the third annual remembrance of the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016, the History Center presents a moving and beautiful art exhibition titled Love Speaks: Artistic Responses to the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy.

Orange County Government’s Census 2020 Complete Count Committee is Seeking Community Participation

WHAT: Orange County Government’s 2020 Complete Count Committee is looking for individuals 18 years or older to help promote and actively participate in the planning for the U.S. 2020 Census. Committee members will assist local counties and cities to spread the message to residents about the significance of participating in next year’s U.S. Census.

Making sure everyone is counted will help ensure maximum federal dollars are directed to our community. Register to attend the May 22, 2019 meeting.

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings to Honor Fallen Heroes at Annual Memorial Day Event

Mayor Jerry L. Demings SealOrange County, Fla. (May 27, 2019) – Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Mayor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Council will honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces from Orange County who sacrificed their lives while serving their country. The County’s annual War Memorial Commemoration Ceremony will take place at the Orange County Courthouse Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Mayor Demings will deliver remarks and present a proclamation during the event, and the Veterans Affairs Advisory Council will accompany him in a wreath-laying ceremony. This will be followed by the playing of “Taps” to commemorate the fallen heroes. The guest speaker for the event is Retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel Mark Green.

History Center Receives Top National Award For Service To Community

Orange County Regional History Center logoInstitute of Museum and Library Services taps Orlando museum for 2019 National Medal

Orange County, FL – The Orange County Regional History Center has been named one of ten recipients of the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service — the highest honor given to museums and libraries across the nation.

Orange County Launches a Series of Community Listening Sessions Focused on Youth and Family Needs

Mayor Jerry L. Demings SealOrange County, Fla. – The Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children (CCC) is hosting a series of Community Listening Sessions and a Non Profit Forum to discuss the needs of local youth and families. Topics will include children’s services for early childhood education, educational enrichment, juvenile justice, and mental and physical health. Residents are encouraged to participate in a needs-assessment survey designed to obtain feedback from individuals, stakeholders and client advocates.

Visit for more details and to take the survey.

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings to Deliver 2019 State of the County Address

Mayor Jerry L. Demings SealWHAT: Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings will deliver his 2019 State of the County Address on Thursday, May 16 at 9 a.m. at the Orange County Convention Center. His first annual address will highlight his current and future initiatives which include a commitment to innovation, collaboration and inclusiveness.

Before the address, guests will have time to network with business and community leaders from across the region. The speech will be televised on Orange TV, which is carried on Spectrum Channel 488, Comcast Channel 9, CenturyLink Channel 1081, digital over-the-air on 10.2, the Roku App Store and will be live-streamed on