Press Releases

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 the critical MS&T assets that propel the region’s innovation-driven, high-wage, high-technology sector.

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.

Orange County Government Hosts 5K Run/Walk Event to Benefit Heart of Florida United Way

Orange County Government invites residents to its Live United! 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 28, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the West Orange Trail – Chapin Station Park located at 501 Crown Point Cross Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787. All proceeds will benefit Heart of Florida United Way, Central Florida’s most comprehensive health and human services charity and the largest regional provider of funds to critical health and human service programs.

Orange County & Orlando Declare “Purple Pride Day”

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer have issued a proclamation declaring today, Friday August 23, 2013 as Purple Pride Day. The proclamation celebrates the success of the Orlando City Lions soccer club as it fights to bring a second USL PRO Championship to Central Florida. The team first captured that crown in 2011.

Fixin’ Up the Neighborhood Project

Commissioner Pete Clarke along with Orange County Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Division, have selected the Conway Acres Neighborhood for this year’s “Fixin-up-the-Neighborhood Project” (F.U.N.).

Mayor Jacobs Unveils Unique Water Improvement Project

As part of her “Home for Life” sustainability initiative, Mayor Teresa Jacobs will introduce a unique water improvement project that removes sediment, trash and other pollutants from storm water before it reaches one of Orange County’s lakes.