The City of Orlando Seeks Additional Public Input and Rolls out Modified Designs of the Top Four Flags
May 1, 2017 – Orlando, FL – Today, the City of Orlando’s Flag Design Review Committee held their third meeting to make recommendations on the City’s Flag Redesign competition and provide direction for the next steps.
At the previous meeting, the committee directed City staff to work with the artists behind the top four designs based on the first round of public input to further refine the designs and offer modifications of those for another round of public input.
Today, the committee voted to approve four different modifications to the original designs and the next public engagement process to get additional feedback from the community on these.
The new design options will be available for public comment on the City’s website at cityoforlando.net/flag beginning Monday, May 8 at 8 a.m. until Monday, May 22 at 11:59 p.m.
New to this round of public input, the City will produce prototypes of the new design options and tour them around the City of Orlando for the public to see in person.
The Orlando Flag Tour schedule is as follows:
- Monday May 8- Beardall Senior Center – 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
- Tuesday May 9 – Engelwood Neighborhood Center- 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.
- Wednesday May 10 – Orlando City Hall- 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
- Thursday May 11- Orlando City Hall- 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
- Friday May 12- Jackson Neighborhood Center -8 a.m.- 7 p.m.
- Monday May 15- Smith Neighborhood Center-8 a.m.- 7 p.m.
- Tuesday May 16- Orlando City Hall- 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (subject to change)
- Wednesday May 17- Rosemont Neighborhood Center – 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.
- Thursday May 18-Orlando City Hall- 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (subject to change)
- Friday May 19- Northlake YMCA- 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.
- Sunday May 21- Lake Eola Park- 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
The City of Orlando’s Neighborhood Relations Team will be on site at these locations encouraging people to provide input.
After the public comment period closes, the Flag Design Review Committee will meet to review the input and discuss the recommendation they will make to bring forward to the Orlando City Council.
North American Vexillological Association Flag Design Principles:
For the new flag, the City is seeking a design that follows the five principles of good flag design as outlined by the North American Vexillological Association, an organization devoted to the scientific and scholarly study of flags. These principles include:
- Keep it simple.
- Use meaningful symbolism.
- Use two to three basic colors.
- No lettering or seals.
- Be distinctive or be related.
Current City of Orlando Flag Information:
The City’s current flag, adopted by the Orlando City Council on June 2, 1980, was originally created through a design competition sponsored by the Orlando Kiwanis Club and the Council of Arts and Sciences. Some of the features of the current flag include five different colors, wording and five different unidentifiable buildings.
*The link below showcases the four modified flag designs.