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Orange County Utilities Receives Accolades for Educating Residents on Recycling
The recycling quality improvement program is an ongoing program that encourages residents to change their recycling behavior by using four-week periods of tagging.
APD looking for leads in vehicle burglaries at Apopka fire stations
During the early morning hours of May 22nd, several Apopka Fire Department firefighter personal vehicles were burglarized at Fire Stations 3 and 4.
Save Our Students initiative seeks to reduce crime and foster relationships
Initiative leaders say their goal is to provide area youth with worthwhile entertainment choices, keep teens safe during the times they are most at risk, and foster enduring mentoring relationships.
Take precautions while enjoying water activities during the summer months
The Department reminds families to be safe when enjoying water activities, especially the week before Memorial Day, which is recognized as Healthy and Safe Swimming Week - May 22nd–28th.
Commissioner Moore: More progress needed for Apopka's CRA to be renewed
Christine Moore, the District 2 Orange County Commissioner, gave a presentation about the CRA to the Apopka City Council at its May 17th meeting and to discuss its January 2024 renewal.
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Last Call: Take the 2023 Community Crime Survey
Orange County Government has received over 2,300 responses since the 2023 Community Crime Survey relaunched in April 2023, as part of the Citizens Safety Task Force Initiative.
Orange County’s Community Action Division creates success stories throughout the region
Locally,  Orange County’s Community Action Division oversees numerous social-service programs that empower low-income individuals and families toward economic stability.
A stellar Sunday morning on West Beggs Road
My most ambitious clean-up ever was a smashing success this past Sunday. I was motivated by the first-ever Coast-to-Coast bike ride down Beggs Road to Rose Avenue.
Vision 2050: What should Orange County look like in 27 years?
The Orange County Government Planning Division wants to hear from residents! Please join the conversation about the future of our community at Vision 2050.
Orange County Health: Take precautions to prevent drowning and skin damage
During National Water Safety Month, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County encourages residents to take precautions to prevent drownings and skin damage.
Fred Brummer, former state representative and county commissioner, dies at 77
Fred Brummer, a giant in local politics, has died at 77. Brummer served as a representative in the Florida Legislature from 1998-2006 and an Orange County Commissioner from 2006-2014.
Save our Students initiative coming to Apopka
A grass-roots initiative to keep at-risk teens safe and away from mischief is coming to Apopka this Saturday night. It's called Save Our Students.
Commissioner Moore: "Increase growth in downtown Apopka and protect our natural lands"
Moore: "While it is exciting to announce the construction of a new facility, can a municipality maintain the infrastructure?"
Orange County Green PLACE Program: The impact keeps on growing
Orange County leaders and community partners created the Green PLACE Program over three decades ago to preserve, enhance and restore environmentally sensitive lands.
STD cases on the rise in Orange County
During STD Awareness Month, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County encourages the community to take precautions and to be aware of the long-term health impacts of STDs.