County News

Orange County Creating a Region that Works for All Ages

We are getting older as a society. According to the AARP, approximately 45 million Americans are age 65 or older. By 2030, fully one...

Orange County Celebrates 10th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Brightly dressed Polynesian dancers, a Japanese tea ceremony, rhythmic Taiko drummers and Tai chi demonstrations were all part of an annual celebration marking Asian...

Keeping Mentally Ill Offenders Out of Jail Critical in Improving Health System of Care

It’s a reality that most jails across the country house more mentally ill people than do hospitals. More than 40 percent of inmates have...

Orange County Public Works Pitches in after Tragic Crash

It was a horrific accident in March of 2021, as FHP troopers determined a speeding SUV struck the side of a car, killing two...

“You Spoke—We Listened!” Over 19,000 Orange County Residents Weigh in on Transportation Survey Ahead of April 26, 2022 Commissioner Vote

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will vote on whether to place a proposed one-cent sales tax...

Transportation Sales Tax Initiative Relaunched After COVID Delays

Making a long-term investment in transportation is critical to maintaining a high quality of life for all residents of Orange County. On January 25,...

Orange County Certified as “LEED Gold Community”

Orange County has become the first county in east Central Florida to earn the internationally-accredited Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Cities...

Women’s History Month: Pamela Schwartz

Since being promoted from chief curator to executive director of the Orange County Regional History Center in January 2021, Pamela Schwartz has guided it...

Return to Stable: Fitch Ratings Affirms Orange County’s TDT Revenue Bonds

Following a routine annual credit rating surveillance process, Fitch Ratings (one of the “Big Four” credit rating agencies along with Moody’s, Kroll and Standard...