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District 1


  • Are you new to District 1? Sign up for our newsletter so you can stay up to date on events and information.
  • Congratulations to Patty Pekins from our Coach Homes at Mariner's Village neighborhood on being recognized as District 1 Neighborhood Watch Leader of the Year.
  • Groundbreaking day at last! We are so happy to be able to say that we will soon have two new City parks in District 1, East Airfield Park and Laureate City Park.
  • We are excited to welcome KPMG to our district. The state-of-the-art training facility will be located in Lake Nona and is scheduled to be completed in late 2019.
  • Let's Talk District 1 Meet and Greet.
  • It is Back to School time!!!! We had a great time at Citrus Square Neighborhood Center Back to School backpack event. Thank you Dee Dee del Rosario and your team for everything that you do for the community and for these amazing kids.
  • Thank you to OPD Chief Mina, OFD Chief Williams, OPD Captain Velez, Code Enforcement Kory Keith, City of Orlando CAO Byron Brooks, and officer Malave for your support and your commitment to our community.

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, Jennifer Wagner and Officer Edgar Malave are 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!