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Schedule

Contact:
Karyn Barber, 407.246.4275
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182

WHAT’S AHEAD FOR ORLANDO MAYOR BUDDY DYER

Saturday, February 16, 2019
11:30 a.m – Renaming of Oakland Nature Preserve Educational Building
Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machette Trail, Oakland

Mayor Dyer will recognize long time friend Jim Thomas at an event in his honor. Thomas is being recognized for his work as an environmental advocate and for his heroic and legendary efforts to save Lake Apopka and turn it into a renowned ecotourism hub for Central Florida.

5 p.m. – Orlando Chili Cook-off
Festival Park, 2911 East Robinson Street

Mayor Dyer will crown the victor of the inaugural Dixie Dharma World Vegan Chili Dog Eating Challenge at the 10th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-off.

Monday, February 18, 2019
10 a.m. – Workshop
City Council Chambers, City Hall Second Floor

Mayor Dyer and the Orlando City Council will hear two workshops presented by staff. The first workshop entitled “Central Florida Regional Housing Trust” will be presented by Oren Henry, Director of Housing and Community Development for the City of Orlando. The second workshop will provide an update on the development of the City of Orlando’s new website, Orlando.gov, and will be presented by the city’s Director of Innovation, Matt Broffman.

2 p.m. – City Council Meeting
City Council Chambers, City Hall Second Floor

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
10 a.m. –Early-Learning Center Ground Breaking in West Lakes
Lizzie Rogers Park, 2130 Long Street 

Mayor Dyer will join District 5 Commissioner Regina I. Hill, AdventHealth for Children, LIFT Orlando and Primrose Schools to break ground on an innovative early-learning center for the Communities of West Lakes — the first of its kind in Central Florida 

11:30 a.m. – Mobility Press Announcement in Lake Nona
Lake Nona Town Center, 6900 Tavistock Lakes Boulevard

Mayor Dyer will join Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, officials from Lake Nona, Tavistock and new innovative partners for a historic announcement that will introduce first of its kind mobility solutions to Orlando. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
2 p.m. – GOAA Board Meeting
Orlando International Airport, 1 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard

Thursday, February 21, 2019
9 a.m. – Central Florida Expressway Authority Board Meeting
4974 Orl Tower Road

5:30 p.m.- Mayor’s City Academy – Opening Session
City Hall – Veteran’s Conference Room, 250 South Orange Avenue, Second Floor 

Mayor Dyer will welcome participants to the first session of the Mayor’s 21st annual City Academy, a 12-week immersive, citizen engagement program giving residents an inside look at how “The City Beautiful” operates. This annual academy brings together approximately 60 residents from all six city districts to learn about city department operations and programs directly from department leadership.

Friday, February 22, 2019
6 p.m. – 4th Annual Runway to Haiti 2019: A night of Impact and Ethical Fashion
Country Club of Orlando – 1601 Country Club Drive 

Mayor Dyer will participate in a live runway show at the Runway to Haiti event to raise funds for REBUILD globally, a local nonprofit organization promoting prosperity by growing an educated and skilled workforce in Haiti.

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