OneOrlando Announces Partnership with Equality Florida, The GLBT Center and the National Compassion FundCombined Resources Will Increase and Expedite Funding to Victims


Today, Equality Florida, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida (The Center) and the National Compassion Fund announced a partnership with OneOrlando to ensure all funds collected for victims are disbursed in a unified process that will expedite funds, ensure transparency and safeguard against fraud.  Combined the organizations have raised over $17 million to assist…

City of Orlando, Orange County Government and Lighthouse Central Florida Receive Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award


The National Community Development Association (NCDA) has recognized the collaborative effort between the City of Orlando, Orange County Government and Lighthouse Central Florida by honoring them with the 2015 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the National Community Development Association event in Washington, D.C., on January 22, 2016.

City of Orlando Employees Raise More Than $440,000 for Central Florida Charities through Annual Workplace Giving Campaign


Thanks to the generosity of City of Orlando employees, Mayor Buddy Dyer and City Commissioners made check presentations at the February 23 City Council meeting totaling $442,889 in donations to 681 local and national charity organizations. Through the City of Orlando’s Workplace Giving Campaign, more than 1,400 City employees participated in the 2014 fundraiser and…

Orlando’s New Fire Chief Sworn in at the Change of Command Ceremony


Today, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer transitioned the responsibility of the Orlando Fire Department from Chief John Miller to Chief Roderick Williams in the time-honored Change of Command ceremony, marking a pivotal moment in Orlando’s history as Chief Williams was sworn in as the 19th Orlando Fire Chief.

Amway Center Continues to Thrive


Amway Center Continues to Thrive By John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com Taking in a back-to-back of events at Amway Center recently, Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins looked around at the tens of thousands of fans enjoying the basketball game and the country concert and a big smile stretched across his face. Orlando’s Amway Center – a state-of-the-art…

City of Orlando’s HOLA Office To Host Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Event


WHAT: With the enrollment period ending on February 15, the City of Orlando wants to make sure Central Florida residents are informed about their healthcare coverage options. To assist residents get covered and raise awareness of the financial assistance and quality insurance available through the Health Insurance Marketplace, the City of Orlando’s HOLA office is hosting…

The City of Orlando Celebrates Black History Month


The City of Orlando Celebrates Black History Month   WHAT: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill, District 6 City Commissioner Samuel B. Ings and Onyx Magazine invite the Central Florida community to the annual Black History Month Kickoff Reception to recognize the contributions and positive influence of African Americans in…

SOLAR BEARS PRESENT ALL-STAR CLASSIC UPDATE TO ORLANDO CITY COUNCIL


January 21, 2015, Declared “CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic Day” The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, presented to the Orlando City Council on Monday, December 8, updating the council on the status of the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic, presented by Visit Orlando, that will be played at…

City of Orlando Recognized for Excellence in Emergency Management


Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando are proud to announce that the Orlando Fire Department Office of Emergency Management has achieved national accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). Orlando is one of only eight cities and the only City in Florida to receive this accredited status.  At today’s City Council…