HOLIDAY SHOPPING GOES LOCAL ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY


  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is encouraging holiday shoppers to participate in Small Business Saturday by buying local on Saturday, November 24. This day showcases the City’s thriving small business community on the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Small businesses are the backbone of the local economy, so by shopping locally, consumers play an…

ORLANDO MAYOR BUDDY DYER CELEBRATES THE DEVELOPMENT OF KIRKMAN POINT PROJECT Mission Trip Results in Significant Investment in Orlando


Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer  joined  Megastron Development, LLC, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Kirkman Point project’s first phase on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.  This is a significant project for the Orlando community because it is the first time the Brazilian-led Megastron Development has invested in the…

ORLANDO AWARDED $100,000 CITIES OF SERVICE GRANT TO FURTHER ORLANDO CARES INITIATIVE


ORLANDO AWARDED $100,000 CITIES OF SERVICE GRANT TO FURTHER ORLANDO CARES INITIATIVE  Grant funds, provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies, will support “impact volunteering” initiatives to support youth crime prevention and enhance education in Orlando   Cities of Service announced that it has awarded the City of Orlando a $100,000 grant to expand implementation of ORLANDO CARES,…

Orlando Mayor Dyer Delivered 2012 State of Downtown Address with a Focus on the City’s Sustainability Program Green Works Orlando


“Our urban core has taken a leadership role in one very specific area of innovation: Sustainability.” – Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer delivered his annual State of Downtown address to hundreds of Downtown residents, business owners and community leaders gathered on the floor of the LEED-Gold Certified Amway Center. At this year’s…

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer hosts the 6th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff


  The kickoff will feature food from local Hispanic vendors as well as a colorful showcase of Hispanic art and performances.  The City of Orlando recognizes the important role our Hispanic community plays in our society and continues to reach out to our growing and vibrant Hispanic residents through the creation of two municipal offices:…

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Volunteers to Provide the Less Fortunate with IDignity


Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Volunteers to Provide the Less Fortunate with IDignity Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will work side-by-side with members of his senior staff at the monthly IDignity event. Since its inception in 2008, Mayor Dyer has volunteered annually at the IDignity event which was created to help the disadvantaged in Central Florida overcome…

Mayor’s City Academy (City of Orlando) Written by Nelson Freitas


Mayor‘s City Academy (City of Orlando) The Mayor’s City Academy happens once a year and I, Nelson de Freitas, was fortunate to be part of it. During 10 weeks I was able to get to know all the city departments, Mayor, Commissioners and its employees. I was at the city hall, Economic Development Department, Water…