As we celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another, it’s an exciting time of possibility as we charter a new path of innovation, strength and optimism in Orange County. We've hit the ground running and I'm excited for the future of our community. To learn more about our plan to build a thriving and robust community, visit the
Transition Team Report on Orange County's website
I was born and raised in Orange County and I am grateful for all of the opportunities that this community has provided to me. From the time I was a freshman at Jones High School to serving as Orlando’s first African-American Police Chief, the first African-American Orange County Director of Public Safety and as the first elected African-American Sheriff and Constitutional Officer in Orange County – I understood that serving this community was my purpose. Let’s continue to work together to create a better future for our children and grandchildren – the best community for our residents, businesses and guests to enjoy.
Through innovation, collaboration and inclusiveness, Orange County is truly a community for everyone.
Just like our community brought out the best in me, I want to continue to bring out the best in all of the residents of Orange County. Thank you for your trust in me and for the opportunity to serve as your Mayor.
Jerry L. Demings
Orange County Mayor