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Green Economy Summit: Collaborating to Conserve Resources, Help Businesses

Green Economy Summit: Collaborating to Conserve Resources, Help Businesses

On Thursday, I joined the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, business leaders, building owners and real estate professionals for our Green Economy Summit. We explored and learned more about busines ...

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Mayor’s Matching Grants Help Address Neighborhood Needs

Mayor’s Matching Grants Help Address Neighborhood Needs

The City is now accepting applications for the Mayor’s Matching Grant. Neighborhood and non-profit organizations can apply for matching funding for programs and projects that benefit our community. Si ...

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Edgewater Drive Highlighted as National Model for Complete Streets

Edgewater Drive Highlighted as National Model for Complete Streets

Today, Edgewater Drive was highlighted as a model approach in a new report released by Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition. Complete Streets is where a City considers and plans ...

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The Orlando Predators Return to the Amway Center

The Orlando Predators Return to the Amway Center

On Sunday, the Orlando Predators will kick off their season when they host the Philadelphia Soul. The game will mark the Arena Football League team’s return to the Amway Center, where it played from 2 ...

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Get Involved and Engaged with The City Beautiful

Get Involved and Engaged with The City Beautiful

Tomorrow I will join over 300 neighborhood and community leaders for my 10th annual Mayor’s Neighborhood & Community Summit. The Summit was created in 2005 to give community and neighborhood leade ...

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Fighting for Veterans

Fighting for Veterans

In this morning's Orlando Sentinel, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and I authored a column on providing support for our homeless veterans. This is an important issue and I wanted to share details o ...

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Give SunRail Service a Try

Give SunRail Service a Try

When thousands attended events at the Orlando Citrus Bowl, Amway Center and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on March 8, nearly 10,000 people arrived in Downtown Orlando on SunRail trains. ...

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Walking a Mile in Her Shoes

Walking a Mile in Her Shoes

As Mayor, I am occasionally asked to do something that might seem...well not very mayor like. Walking in high heels on the streets of Downtown Orlando last night would be one of those things. But it w ...

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PKZ Receives Donation for College Scholarships

PKZ Receives Donation for College Scholarships

During Monday’s City Council Meeting our Paramore Kidz Zone (PKZ) received a $3,500 donation from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation to help provide college scholarships to Parramore youth. Since 2012 ...

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Fresh Stop Mobile Market to Provide Access to Fresh Produce

Fresh Stop Mobile Market to Provide Access to Fresh Produce

A new partnership with the Fresh Stop Mobile Market bus will provide residents who do not have access to affordable, high-quality produce with the opportunity to purchase fresh food. Operated by Hebni ...

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