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Recent Events

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Here are some of the events that have been happening around our District 3! For more events, information and updates about what is going on around the District check out our Facebook page!


March 2- Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit

On Saturday, March 2, I attended the 14th Annual Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit. Great community building! Thanks to our City staff and volunteers!

February 17- Dragon Parade/ Lunar New Year!

On Sunday, February 17, I had the pleasure of attending the Lunar New Year Parade. I love the diversity of our community and the sweet spirit of working together toward building a better place to raise your family! Thank you for always including me! Happy New Year!

February 11- Remembering Firefighter Lewkowicz

On Sunday, February 11, we remembered the life of Firefighter John Lewkowicz. He died in the line of duty 50 years ago on February 10, 1969. We will never forget! Thank you, OFD and Davis O’Dell for organizing this event!

February 10- Behind the Badge 

On Saturday, February 10, I attended the Behind the Badge event. here we had the chance for our community to learn about our new Sheriff John Mina and OPD Chief Orlando Rolon.

February 4- 10 years of Audubon Park Community Market

On Monday, February 4, we celebrated 10 years of Audubon Park Community Market! Thank you for making our District 3 a better place to live, work and raise a family.

January 22- City Park at Packing District

On Tuesday, January 22, we had a community meeting at Edgewater High school to talk about the City Park at the Packing District!

January 21- Martin Luther King Jr Day

On Monday January 21, I attended the 29th annual Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy breakfast this morning!

January 19- MLK Parade

On Saturday, January 19, I attended the MLK Parade with students from the Rosemont Community Center!

December 8- Christmas Parade

On Saturday, December 8, I attended the Annual Christmas Parade with Rotary Club of Orlando.

December 3- ESPN 580 Golf Tournament

On Monday, December 3, I attended the ESPN 580 Golf Tournament, their first golf tourney at my home course, Dubsdread Golf Course.

November 20- Rosemont Seniors Visit

On Tuesday, November 20, I had a wonderful time last week at the Rosemont Community Center with our awesome seniors!

November 14- Teach In at Princeton Elementary

On Wednesday, November 14,  I had the opportunity to talk to three classes about umpiring (one of my hobbies), the History of Orlando and City Government. Thanks you Princeton Panthers for a warm reception.

November 11- Veteran’s Day Event

On Sunday, November 11, I had a very special Veteran’s Day Event at the Orlando Science Center. We celebrated with Sgt Major (Retired) Richard Hall, one of our Red Tail Pilots! 5 years ago, we dedicated this monument to history and science remembering those men who carved a way for others and who fought for our freedoms over Europe.

October 24- Edgewater High School

On Wednesday, October 24, Edgewater High School “retired” the jersey of former player, Anfernee Simons (EHS ‘17)! The first ever, and in honor of a great young man and example for young players. Anfernee was a first round draft pick and plays for the Portland Trailblazers!

October 16- Fall into Savings

On Tuesday, October 16, I joined HOLA’s Ana Cruz at the  OUC Fall into Savings Seminar at Edgewater High School.

October 15- Consulate of France

On Monday, October 15, the Consulate General of France bestowed the French Legion of Honor to Mr. Willis McCartney, a proud seaman who served in WW2 on board the USS Nevada in the European Theater.

October 15- White Cane Day

On Monday, October 15, I had the opportunity to spend White Cane Day with some wonderful community partners.

October 12- New Chief of Orlando Police Department!

I want to give a big CONGRATULATIONS to our new Chief of Police, Chief Rolon. We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see all of the great things that you will do for our City Beautiful.

October 6-  Edgewater Homecoming Parade

On Saturday, October 6, I had the honor of attending the Edgewater Homecoming Parade. A big Thanks to Steve Gunter for driving your classic Vette!

September 27-  Lake Highland Preparatory School’s day of service

On Thursday, September 27, I attended Lake Highland’s day of service and we were appreciative of the boys football and tennis teams helping spruce up Trotter’s Park.

September 11- 

We will never forget what happened on September 11, 2001. Thank you to all of those who risked their lives on this day and for those we lost. Your memory will never be forgotten.

 

June 14- Grand opening of Oxford Eyes

On Thursday, June 14, I attended the grand opening of Oxford Eyes. We are very excited for your future, thank you for choosing District 3 as your home!

June- Self Defense Classes

Throughout the year our Police Liaison, Kevlon Kirkpatrick, teaches self-defense! Thank you Kevlon for all that you do and for always keeping our District 3 safe!

June 12- Pulse Anniversary 

On Tuesday,  June 12, the District 3 team gave in memory of the 49 Angels lost and for the others who were hurt or injured two years ago! Love is stronger than hate.

June 11- Fiftieth anniversary to the First Six African American Firemen

On Monday, June 11, I had an amazing time celebrating the fiftieth anniversary to the First Six African American Firemen! Thank you for your service and for all that you do to keep our community safe!

May 18- Grand Opening of Bronze Kingdom

On Friday, May 18, I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Bronze Kingdom. They have an amazing Art Gallery and I cannot wait to visit again.

May 18- Legacy of Champions Luncheon

On Friday, May 18, I attended the Legacy of Champions Luncheon and we talked about the importance of mental health.

May 12- Many Tastes of Asia

On Saturday, May 12, The Asian American Heritage Council hosted the Many Tastes of Asia at the National Entrepreneur Center to celebrate the 9th Annual Asian pacific American heritage month!

 


May 11- Shamrock Shake

On Friday, May 11, I spent lunchtime with the Fifth Graders at Killarney Elementary. They were learning professional skills of greeting, introducing themselves, and sharing their ambitions with new friends.

May 3- Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service

On Thursday, May 3, We remembered the lives of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service.


May 2- Holocaust Center kickoff

On Wednesday, May 2, I had the pleasure of attending the celebration of the kickoff of the Holocaust Museum for Hope & Humanity.


April 21- Paws for Peace by Harbor House

On Saturday, April 21, I had the pleasure of walking in the Paws for Peace walk at Blue Jacket Park.


April 14- Blue Jacket Recruit

On Saturday, April 14, we celebrated the latest addition to Blue Jacket Park…the Blue Jacket Recruit. This statue, conceived, created and struck in Central Florida, commemorates the almost 200,000 female recruits who became sailors at Orlando’s NTC, now Baldwin Park. Thanks to The Navy League for their commitment to remember this significant event in our community and our nation’s history!


April 11- College Signing Day

On Wednesday, April 11, we celebrated College Signing Day for the students in our Orlando Programs. Here I am with Edgewater Grad Robert Allen, attending Samford University (Birmingham)!


March 30- College Park Neighborhood Association Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, March 30, The CPNA hosted their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Thank you to Aliceia Loveland for her hard work and leadership!


March 19- Service Trip to Puerto Rico

On Monday, March 19, students from our City of Orlando youth programs left Orlando for Puerto Rico. The City of Orlando and 32 students from our youth programs went on a service trip to Puerto Rico to help those who were affected by Hurricane Maria.  I am proud of these students and of our City Staff who spent their Spring Break in Puerto Rico, and I am appreciative for our City Government for providing opportunities for these young residents to help those still in need on the island.


March 24- Mexican Food Festival

On Saturday,March 24, I had the privilege to attend the first Mexican Food Festival at Gaston Edwards Park. This event featured all of the Mexican restaurants from all over Orlando. Here I am with Mexican Consul Juan Sabines!

 


March 24- He Got Up Event

On Saturday, March 24, the Rosemont Community Center hosted the He Got Up Event. Hundreds helped with food and counseling. Orlando Serve Foundation’s “He Got Up” is the third annual event of an ongoing public/private collaboration to leverage existing resources to assist families and individuals in need or homeless with a path to self-sustainability. So proud to help and be part of such a wonderful event. To learn more about this event please click here!


March 9- Visit from Urayasu

On Friday, March 9, we had the pleasure of hosting a youth group from Orlando’s Sister City, Urayasu. Thanks for your time!

 


February 21- Neighborhood Watch Leaders Forum

On Wednesday, February 21, Faye Henderson was awarded Block Captain of the Year at the Neighborhood Watch Leaders Forum. Being part of your neighborhood watch is very important because it will help our Police Department. The neighborhood watch leaders are the eyes and ears of the Orlando Police Department and they make sure to contact any suspicious activity to 9-1-1. This group of citizens are devoted to preventing crime and vandalism in our District 3. If you want to get more involved please Click Here!


February 10- Mitchell L. Nutter Event

On Saturday, February 10, we honored the sacrifice of Orlando Police Officer Mitchell L. Nutter with a memorial in his honor. We celebrated the 50th anniversary of Nutter’s death in the line of duty at Mitchell L. Nutter Park. It was an amazing event that helped us remember those who have passed away in the line of duty and also helped us recognize all first responders for their contribution to the City of Orlando.


January 26- NFL PRO BOWL Revitalization Project

On Friday, January 26, the NFL joined the City of Orlando and LIFT Orlando at Orange Center Elementary School to kick off Pro Bowl Week festivities and host a tree planting project as part of an Orlando-based neighborhood revitalization project!  We helped build a Rosemont community garden with the help of local students.


January 8- Oath of Office Ceremony

On Monday, January 8, I had the honor and privilege to take the Oath of Office for the fourth time as the District 3 representative on Orlando’s City Council. It is an honor that I don’t take lightly and a privilege to serve that means so much to me. As we look toward the next four years, I’m excited about the energy within our District and our city. The renewed interest in city politics has encouraged me and will help us make our neighborhoods and our city even better for those who live, work, play and raise a family.I am humbled by this opportunity and excited about what we can accomplish in the next four years!