FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Fagan 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser 407.246.2182
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Joins
District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz to Help Clean Up the Semoran
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz will
work-along with the Semoran Business Partnership and more than 300
community volunteers in an effort to further beautify the Semoran
During the “Get Up, Stand Up, Clean Up Semoran!” event, volunteers will
pick up trash between Lake Underhill Road and Colonial Drive (SR 50).
The event will help the neighborhood implement some of the goals
outlined in the recently completed vision plan for the area. The Semoran
Boulevard Vision Plan, developed under Commissioner Ortiz’s leadership,
is a long-term guide for future development and improvements in the
area. Through the vision plan process, the City has engaged the entire
Semoran neighborhood to shape the community's future revitalization
efforts and positioning it for future development. The area includes
Semoran Boulevard from Grant Street to Banco Popular on the North side
of the 408 Expressway.
As a result of the visioning process, the Semoran Business Partnership
was created. The Semoran Business Partnership is a non-profit
organization made up of businesses, property owners, residents and
leaders within the Semoran Boulevard corridor. The main goal of the
partnership is to revitalize this part of Semoran Boulevard while
focusing on things such as crime reduction, traffic flow and increasing
In less than one year, with the commitment and leadership of Juan Triana,
President of the Semoran Business Partnership and the Board of
Directors, the Semoran Business Partnership has become a 60 member
organization and just last month the organization received designation
as a City of Orlando Market Street.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*Mayor Media Avail: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.*
Christ the King Episcopal Church
26 Willow Drive
As part of his Strengthen Orlando plan, Mayor Dyer has transitioned
his series of work-alongs to focus primarily on community service.
Through leading by example, Mayor Dyer encourages citizens to get
involved and continually give back to their community.