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Saturday, April 20, 2019
9 a.m. – 2019 Paws for Peace Walk
Blue Jacket Park, 2501 General Rees Avenue 

Mayor Dyer and his dog, Sammie, will join District 3 City Commissioner Robert F. Stuart to participate in Harbor House of Central Florida’s Annual Paws for Peace Walk to raise awareness about the impact that domestic abuse can have on pets and their owners. All proceeds will go to fund veterinary and kennel services for the pets of domestic abuse survivors staying in short-term emergency housing at Harbor House.

10:30 a.m. – Central Florida Earth Day
Lake Eola Park, 512 East Washington Street

Mayor Dyer will welcome attendees to Central Florida Earth Day and share how the City of Orlando and its residents are working together to create a more sustainable Orlando. The 14th annual Earth Day event is an exciting day of colorful and educational exhibits and activities for the whole family.

Monday, April 22, 2019
10 a.m. – Workshop
City Council Chambers, City Hall Second Floor 

Mayor Dyer and the Orlando City Council will hear a workshop titled “Permitting Services Update” presented by Permitting Services Division Manager Lillian Scott-Payne.

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
10:30 a.m. – Neighborhood Association Named Neighborhood Watch Group of the Year
Corner of Anderson Street and Westmoreland Drive 

Mayor Dyer, District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill and Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón will join Carter Street residents to unveil a new sign recognizing the Carter Street Neighborhood Association as the Orlando Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Group of the Year. The Neighborhood Watch program is one of a number of ways the Orlando Police Department is working to partner with residents to keep their neighborhood safe.

7:30 p.m. – 13th Annual John Young History Maker Celebration
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Boulevard 

Mayor Dyer will present the 2019 John Young History Maker Award to Ford Kiene at the 13th Annual John Young History Maker Celebration. For over a decade, the Historical Society of Central Florida has recognized the outstanding achievements of community members and has named Kiene this year’s John Young History Maker for his lifetime of historical achievements that have had a significant impact on the Central Florida community.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
All Day – Denim Day

Mayor Dyer will join millions around the world and wear denim to stand against sexual violence, show support for survivors and educate about the misconceptions that surround sexual violence. As part of the national day of recognition Mayor Dyer has also proclaimed April 24, 2019 officially “Denim Day” in the City of Orlando.

4:15 p.m. – Mayor Buddy’s Book End of Book Party
Downtown Library, 101 East Central Boulevard 

Mayor Dyer will students in Mayor Buddy’s Book Club to discuss “What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?” by Judith Viorst and celebrate National Poetry Month. Mayor Buddy’s Book Club is a signature program of Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Cities of Service Initiative: ORLANDO CARES, working with community centers and libraries to help combat the summer reading slide.  Orlando Poet Laureate Susan Lilley will also be at the event to share poetry with the students.

Thursday, April 25, 2019
11:30 a.m. – City of Orlando Unveils Memorial for Dr. James R. Smith
Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center, 1723 Bruton Boulevard 

Mayor Dyer and District 6 Commissioner Samuel B. Ings will join members of the community to honor the late Dr. James R. Smith. The memorial plaque dedication ceremony offers a chance for the community to learn more about Dr. Smith’s impact and celebrate his legacy.

1 p.m. – LYNX Board of Directors Meeting
LYNX Central Station, 455 North Garland Avenue

Friday, April 26, 2019
12 p.m. – Orlando Business Journal’s 2019 Women Who Mean Business 

Mayor Dyer will attend the annual Women Who Mean Business awards celebration to honor Central Florida’s 2019 women of distinction and accept the 2019 Woman of the Year award on behalf of Vicki Jaramillo, Senior Director of Marketing and Air Service Development for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Media coverage of this event should be coordinated in advance directly with the Orlando Business Journal. 

1:30 p.m. – Puerto Rican Festival Welcome Reception
Veterans Conference Room, City Hall Second Floor 

Mayor Dyer will join District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz at a reception to welcome leaders and dignitaries from Puerto Rico visiting Orlando ahead of the Third Annual Puerto Rican Parade & Festival.