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Schedule

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Contact:
Jessica Garcia, 407.246.4275
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182 

WHAT’S AHEAD FOR ORLANDO MAYOR BUDDY DYER

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

8:30 a.m. – Transgender Dynamics in the Workplace Workshop

Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, 301 East Pine Street, Suite 900

Mayor Dyer will join the Orlando business and LGBTQ+ communities for the Transgender Dynamics in the Workplace workshop. The city is hosting this workshop in partnership with Equality Florida to help business leaders learn about policies and best practices to help businesses retain talent while protecting employees from discrimination. Events like this are part of the city’s continued efforts to ensure Orlando is a diverse and inclusive community.

 

10 a.m. – Permitting Express Initiative’s One Year Anniversary

City Hall, Woodstock Conference Room, Sixth Floor

Mayor Dyer will join the city’s permitting team to celebrate the one-year mark of the city’s Permitting Express (PEXP) initiative, which helps small businesses get in and out of permitting and up and running as quickly as possible. Through the fast-tracked process, most permits are issued in 10 days versus 20.  In just one year, PEXP has processed more than 400 permits, one of which is Craft & Common, a downtown coffee shop that will be at the anniversary serving its signature coffee.

 

10:30 a.m. – Orlando Fire Department Bomb Robot Demonstration

Orlando Fire Station One, 78 West Central Boulevard

Mayor Dyer will join Orlando Fire Chief Roderick Williams for a demonstration of one of the City of Orlando’s newest investments in public safety – OFD’s Arson/Bomb squad’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Robot. Firefighters will demonstrate features and capabilities of the robot, which can identify and disarm explosive devices, and showcase some of OFD’s other explosive detection tools, including Nessie the arson canine.

 

1:30 p.m. –“Leftovers” Documentary Screening

Beardall Senior Center, 800 Delaney Avenue

Mayor Dyer will join Seniors First on World Hunger Day to discuss the region’s efforts to combat hunger in the elderly community to further bring attention to the issue through the free screening of the senior hunger documentary, “Leftovers.” This event is part of the City of Orlando’s continued commitment to offer and support services and programs that provide assistance and help to everyone who is in need.

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

10 a.m. – Pendana at West Lakes Senior Residences Groundbreaking Ceremony

2205 Orange Center Boulevard

Mayor Dyer will join District 6 City Commissioner Samuel B. Ings, District 5 Commissioner Regina I. Hill, leaders from LIFT Orlando, Columbia Residential, and community partners for the groundbreaking of the Pendana at West Lakes Senior Residences, the next housing phase in the Communities of West Lakes. The development will include 120 one and two-bedroom affordable senior apartment homes, and is slated to open in late 2019. This complex was developed in partnership with the City of Orlando, LIFT Orlando and Columbia Residential to further the city’s commitment to ensure that anyone who wants to live in Orlando has access to safe, high quality housing they can afford.

 

4:15 p.m. – After-School All-Stars Kids Cook With Heart Work-Along

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden, 26 East King Street

Mayor Dyer will work-along with more than 20 students in the City of Orlando’s After-School All-Stars program as they receive hands-on cooking lessons from some of Orlando’s best professional chefs and restaurant owners. After class, the students will take a bag of fresh produce home, so that they can practice what they learned and continue practicing healthy eating and cooking at home. After-School All-Stars serves more than 2,600 students, providing life-skills, maturity and confidence necessary to become responsible and productive citizens at home, school and in their community.

 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

9:30 a.m. – Harriet’s Orlando Ballet Centre Groundbreaking

Orlando Ballet Company Studios, 610 North Lake Formosa Drive

Mayor Dyer will join Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, District 3 City Commissioner Robert F. Stuart and Orlando Ballet for the groundbreaking of Harriet’s Orlando Ballet Centre, a world-class facility that will reunite the ballet company, school and offices under one roof. The new building furthers the city’s vision to continue enhancing and expanding arts and cultural opportunities for everyone.

 

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