Commissioner Antonio “Tony” Ortiz is a resident of Florida since 1984, and has lived in the City of Orlando since 1989. His career in public service began when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1984. He served his country nine years (between active and reserve) and is a Persian Gulf War Veteran. He also worked in accounting and in banking for four years.
He is a graduate from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor in Science. In addition, he is a certified Crime Prevention Practitioner in the State of Florida. He specializes in Elder and Disabled Crime, and Prevention through Environmental Design.
In Orlando, Commissioner Ortiz is a pioneer in the implementation of the concept of Neighborhood and Business Councils. A proactive approach to maintain the communities and merchants involved with City government and law enforcement; while keeping the local government abreast of the community issues and merchants’ problems. This concept serves as a solid foundation for responsible development and economic growth. He further drove the Business Council to become the first Business Association on District 2, known as the Semoran Business Partnership. Recently, the Semoran Business Partnership obtained the Market Street Program designation.
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