FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182
Heather Fagan, 407.246.3423
Monday, May 2, 2016
GrayRobinson Community Leader Forum
GrayRobinson, 301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400
Mayor Dyer will join University of Central Florida President Dr. John C. Hitt and Valencia College West Campus President Dr. Falecia Williams to give an update on the development of the University of Central Florida and Valencia College downtown campus.
**6:10 p.m. – Mayor Dyer media interview window**
College Signing Day
Mayor Dyer and City Commissioners will join Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins to host a College Signing Day as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Reach Higher” initiative. The celebration will include 50 local high school seniors from the City’s youth programs who are signing on to continue their education after graduating. College Signing Day is an annual tradition that celebrates students who are going to college in the same way we celebrate athletes and celebrities to inspire young students to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Copa America Centenario Media Preview
Camping World Stadium, 1610 West Church Street, East Indoor Club Room
Mayor Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will join with international soccer players and other members of the Copa America Centenario Local Host Committee to discuss Copa’s expected impact on the local sports scene and the excitement generated from this historic event.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Small Business Week Work-Along
Starting location is Raw Juice and Detox, 898 East Washington Street
Mayor Dyer and District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan will work-along with Orlando Main Streets’ staff to deliver specially made #alocalthing window decals to small business members of the Thornton Park Main Street District as part of National Small Business Week, May 1-7. The City created #alocalthing as a way to recognize the thriving small businesses in the Orlando Main Street districts and to help promote the local character that can only be found within each of these unique neighborhood commercial areas.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
City Hall Rotunda, 400 South Orange Avenue
Mayor Dyer will join District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz, Casa de Mexico and the Consulate of Mexico to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican army over the French army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, and celebrating this event is part of the City’s continued efforts to enhance the diversity and inclusiveness of Orlando.
Orange County Law Enforcement Memorial
Orange County Courthouse, 425 North Orange Avenue
Mayor Dyer will join with Orlando Police and Orange County Sheriff officers at the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony to honor the courageous and dedicated law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Friday, May 6, 2016
**8:00 am. – Ride starts**
17th Annual Bike to Work Day
Festival Park, 2911 East Robinson Street
Mayor Dyer will celebrate National Bike Month by leading cyclists from Festival Park to City Hall as part of the City’s 17th Annual Bike to Work Day. Hosting events like Bike to Work Day during National Bike Month are an important part of the City’s overall efforts to promote biking in Orlando to connect more residents to jobs and opportunity, promote active lifestyles and reduce the impact on the environment.