Commissioner Hill and Ortiz birthday
Mayor Dyer began Council by recognizing two birthdays next week.
August 15th, is District 5 Commissioner Regina I. Hill’s birthday and August 18th is District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz’s birthday.
OBJ Healthiest Employer
IThe City of Orlando has been selected by the Orlando Business Journal as one of Central Florida’s 2017 Healthiest Employers for our innovation and leadership in wellness programs.
This is a testament to the City’s commitment to the health of our employees. And healthy employees also benefit our community as a whole by creating even more savings for our tax payers.
This is the 5th year in a row we have been recognized by OBJ as one of the Healthiest Employer.
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Transportation 3 – Lt. Debra Clayton Honorary Designation
Mayor Dyer took a moment honor two local fallen law enforcement heroes.
Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton and Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy First Class Norman Lewis both had their lives tragically taken while serving our community earlier this year.
On Tuesday, August 8, Council honored their lives by designating a portion of two Orange County roads in each of their names.
The portion of Silver Star Road (S.R. 438) between John Young Parkway and Pine Hills Road will now be known as “Lieutenant Debra Clayton Memorial Highway.”
The portion of Pine Hills Road between Silver Star Road and SR 50 will now be known as “Deputy First Class Norman Lewis Memorial Highway.”
Lt. Clayton began her career with our Orlando Police Department on May 13, 1999 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant posthumously by Chief John Mina.
Throughout her career, Lt. Clayton was deeply involved in community initiatives – especially in working with our youth through programs like Operation Positive Direction and the Dueling Dragons Dragon Boat Team.
Best of DTO Photo Contest Gallery Opening & Winner Reveal
Earlier this year, the Downtown Development Board, in cooperation with the Downtown Arts District, held the fourth annual Best of DTO Photo Contest. The contest invited anyone to submit photos that showcase our Downtown in new and creative ways through photography.
Mayor Dyer invites residents to join him for the gallery opening and winner reveal at The Gallery at Avalon Island on August 17, 2017 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Attendees at the event will have the opportunity to vote live for the Fan Favorite winner on Twitter.
Winners for Best in Show, Fan Favorite, and Best in Category will be announced at 7 p.m.