District 1



City of Orlando Offers Sandbags for Residents in Preparation of Hurricane Matthew

The City of Orlando Office of Emergency Management provides programs and activities to City residents and departments to help them prepare for, cope with and recover from the effects of natural and man made disasters.  As the coordinating body for the City, OEM works year-round with City Departments, regional emergency management and public safety officials, elected officials , private and social sector organizations to develop a plan to lessen the impact of disasters on City residents. OEM continues to reevaluate and come up with new strategies for the four phases of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

For more information, suggested supplies and things to consider while preparing for a storm, visit cityoforlando.net. Residents can also stay informed and get information from the City of Orlando through Social Media at: City of Orlando’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cityoforlando
City of Orlando’s Twitter account: @citybeautiful

Hello, and welcome to District 1, the fastest growing region in the City of Orlando.  Home to the Orlando International Airport and Lake Nona’s Medical City, the southeast area of Orlando offers both businesses and residents a great place to work, live and enjoy the Central Florida lifestyle.

My staff, which includes Diane Wilhelm and Officer Edgar Malave, is committed to providing District 1 residents and businesses the very best in constituent service.  As a businessman living in Orlando for the past 28 years, I realize it can sometimes be difficult for new residents and entrepreneurs to navigate their way through City government policy and procedures.  That’s why we publish and distribute a bi-monthly electronic newsletter that outlines District 1 opportunities and events. Please let us know if you’d like to be added to the mailing list.  Our team also attends at least 4-5 homeowner association meetings every month to stay in touch with district residents’ concerns, ideas and suggestions. You may even see me at the next neighborhood cleanup and beautification event.

There’s a lot going on, so each day I leverage my private sector philosophies to promote economic expansion and responsible growth. It’s my experience that quality, high-paying jobs for area residents typically translate into better schools, safer neighborhoods and increased home values.  Oftentimes, potential business owners and developers ask me the key to achieving success in District 1 and each time I share a simple formula, “Be a Good Neighbor.”

If you are considering opening a business or relocating your family, I encourage you to call me and we’ll discuss the exciting growth opportunities District 1 has to offer.  You will quickly learn that in the southeast part of town, everyone is called neighbor!


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