March 29, 2013
- City News
year, I participate in many work-alongs that
allow me to meet City employees and experience
the work they do each day. These employees are
proud of their jobs and are dedicated to serving
you, our residents.
At our City
Council meeting on April 8, we will recognize
four City employees for the Dennis McNamara
Employee of the Year Award. Through the
generosity of the Dennis McNamara family, we are
able to reward and recognize extraordinary
public service to the City of Orlando.
I am pleased to recognize our four recipients
for 2012: Taryn Rutkovitz, Regional Center
Manager, Families, Parks and Recreation
Department; Tyrone Walker, Recreation District
Manager, Families, Parks and Recreation
Department; Captain Richard Ring, Orlando Police
Department; and Jody Buyas, Keep Orlando
Beautiful Coordinator, Public Works.
McNamara Employee of the Year Award recognizes
outstanding individual accomplishment,
individual initiative surpassing job
requirements, performance with a high degree of
proficiency, accomplishments resulting in
measurable cost savings and meritorious display
of concern and consideration above and beyond
the call of duty.
I am proud to
recognize our four recipients of the 2012 Dennis
McNamara Employee of the Year Award for their
superior service to the City of Orlando.
I would also like
to wish everyone a joyful celebration during
this holiday season of Passover and Easter. Both
of these holidays bring families and friends
together to share in fellowship.
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We Want Your Ideas!
Would you like to
turn an on-street parking space into an art
experience or a gratitude tree? These are two of
the top choices in our challenge to create a
mini-park for next year's “One Less Car, One
More Park” day. Held in January at City Hall,
this event transforms on-street parking spaces
into mini-parks or parklets. Visit our
Green Works Orlando
interactive forum and vote from
one of several proposed ideas or suggest another
of your own. The most popular suggestion will be
considered for next year's event, and the winner
will get to pick the color of the Lake Eola
fountain for one night.
City Sponsors High School
Unity in Uniform is
a non-profit organization that brings together
uniformed professionals employed in emergency
services and allied health fields to provide
educational opportunities to disadvantaged youth
within their community. Local EMT/paramedics,
firefighters, nurses and law enforcement
officers take the time to impact the community
and assist individuals pursuing careers like
Click here to learn
how the City of Orlando is helping Unity in
Uniform accomplish this goal.
Northwest Alliance - Day
On Saturday, March
23, hundreds of residents from the Mercy Drive
area came together for the annual Day of Unity
celebration. The purpose of this event is to
develop community sustainability through the
empowerment of families. For more information on
this event, please
As a neighborhood
leader or board member, part of your job is to
recruit new organization leaders. If you would
like to learn how to recruit and train new
leaders for your neighborhood, attend the next
Community Connections workshop “Leadership
Cultivation” on April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon.
For more information, including how you can
Click here for
an update from Monday's City Council meeting.|
Did You Know?
City of Orlando's Historic Preservation Board is
now collecting photos for the 2014 Historic
Preservation Board calendar. The 2014 calendar
will focus on the homes of the Historic Rosemere
for more information.
Kindergarten Registration Day
Kindergarten Registration Day is Wednesday,
April 3, 2013
for all children who will enroll in an in Orange
County Public School (OCPS)
kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year.
Children who are five years old on or before
September 1, 2013 are eligible to begin
kindergarten August 19, 2013. For more
Mayor in the
Libby's Legacy Breast
Cancer Foundation's ‘Scooters 4 Hooters'
On Saturday, Mayor
Dyer attended the ‘Scooters 4 Hooters'
fundraiser supporting Libby's Legacy Breast
Cancer Foundation, a local non-profit
organization that provides mammograms and breast
health-care services for uninsured women.
‘Scooters 4 Hooters' raised more than $140,000
last year alone to fund more than 3,000 breast
health-care services for local women.
Orlando Broadway 2013-2014
On Wednesday, Mayor
Dyer joined the Florida Theatrical Association,
FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America and City of
Orlando Mounted Police Officers to celebrate the
2013-2014 Orlando Broadway season through an
interactive event featuring Joey, the life-size
horse puppet from the Broadway production War
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