Neighborhood Services

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Black History Month Spotlight: First Black Female Municipal Fire Safety Inspector in Orange County

Almost 40 years ago, a social worker talked to students about having the heart to serve others at an Evans High School’s Career Day....

James Mercy honored at the 2019 Community Conference

Founder of County’s First Hispanic Women’s Business Association Goes Extra Mile to Mentor Others

When Orange County resident Mercy James won the District 5 Citizen of the Year award at the 2019 Community Conference, she was honored and...

A photo of the "Welcome to Tangelo Park" sign

An Orange County Neighborhood You Should Know: Tangelo Park Remains a Close-Knit and Unified Community

Tangelo Park is, in fact, not a park. It is a community built in the 1950s on land formerly used for orange groves. It...

Sign reads: "Welcome to Lockhart, an Orange County Community with Pride"

An Orange County Neighborhood You Should Know: I Heart Lockhart

If you’re driving north along Edgewater Drive past College Park towards Apopka, you may notice the small town of Lockhart. An important hub of...

Mayor Demings and Jason Reynolds sitting on chairs on stage as the crowd attentively listens to their discussion

2019 Orange County Community Conference Honors Community Advocates, Citizens of the Year

At the 2019 Community Conference, recently held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Board of County...

Not in My Backyard: Housing for All Task Force Tackles Affordable Housing Stigma

Not in My Backyard: Housing for All Task Force Tackles Affordable Housing Stigma

When Tiffany Manuel, Ph.D., president and CEO of TheCaseMade, spoke before Orange County Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force in September 2019, her...

Mayor Demings and a child at a community garden

Restored Pine Hills Community Garden Grows Bonds Among Young and Old

The restoration of the Pine Hills Community Garden was made possible by the joint funding efforts of the Sustainable Communities Grant and Pine Hills...

One Orlando Alliance members with Mayor Jacobs

One Orlando Alliance Honored with Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award

Districts recognize citizens at 2017 Orange County Community Conference Luncheon
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners recognized several Community...