Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings visits east Orange County’s newest entertainment complex, LAUNCH Orlando, located in the Waterford Lakes area, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Welcome to the busy month of June!

June brings us many things, including Father’s Day, the start of summer, vacation time for students and, as residents of Orange County know, the start of hurricane season. I encourage you to attend the annual Orange County Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at West Orange High School. Our Orange County Office of Emergency Management is hosting the event and will have a meteorologist as well as emergency responders on hand to talk one-on-one about hurricane survival and safety tips.

We are honored to host the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Central Florida. The games will be held June 5-12 and will be the largest USA Games in history, as well as the largest humanitarian event in Florida’s history. I express my sincere gratitude to the thousands of local residents who are stepping up to volunteer at the games. These volunteers play a critical role in providing an amazing experience for the athletes, their families and the spectators. I wish everyone the very best.

June 4-12 is Pulse Remembrance Week. You can learn more about community gatherings in the calendar section. Residents seeking support during this time are urged to reach out to community partners providing safe space and mental health resources.

On June 10 at 9 a.m., I will deliver the 2022 State of the County address, during which I will share highlights of the outstanding accomplishments of Orange County Government and our regional and local partners over the past year and look towards future County milestones. I will also discuss the challenges we face and how we are prepared to deal with them head on. The address will stream live, and you can find details on where you can watch it in this newsletter.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and caregivers out there.

Orange County Hurricane Expo - Community Strong - June 4 2022 - 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. - West Orange High School - 1625 Beulah Road - Winter Garden Florida 34787
The Orange County Hurricane Expo is back! This free event features dozens of vendors sharing the latest safety tips for the 2022 Hurricane Season. Residents are invited to come early and pick up free preparedness items while supplies last. Additionally, residents can meet one-on-one with emergency first responders, as well as listen to meteorologist Amy Sweezey as she breaks down this year’s storm forecast.

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 2022

June is full of events at the Orange County Library System. Find a virtual or in-person event at a branch near you.
Orange County Hurricane Expo - Community Strong - June 4 2022 - 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. - West Orange High School - 1625 Beulah Road - Winter Garden Florida 34787
June 4, 2022

Join the County’s Office of Emergency Management for its annual Hurricane Expo at West Orange High School. The Expo will feature safety vendors, preparedness and recovery tips, and free hurricane items for your home.
June 10, 2022

The annual State of the County address highlights the outstanding accomplishments of Orange County Government, as well as its regional and local partners over the past year.
June 4-12, 2022

Local organizations from across Central Florida will come together with the community during Pulse Remembrance Week. Groups participating include One Orlando Alliance, QLatinX, University of Central Florida, Orange County Regional History Center, Zebra Coalition, OneBlood, onePULSE Foundation and more.
June 12, 2022

Six years after the events at Pulse Nightclub, the community will gather at the memorial site to honor the legacy of the 49 individuals who lost their lives in the tragedy, their families and the survivors. The event can be viewed live on the onePULSE Foundation’s Facebook page.
June 16, 2022

Hosted by Orange County’s MLK Initiative and Monica May from STAR 94.5, this event welcomes the community to gather at the County Administration Building in downtown Orlando to celebrate and honor the national holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.
June 19, 2022 | 12 p.m.

On Father’s Day, the Orange County Regional History Center will offer free admission to any caregiver accompanied by his or her loved one of any age.
June 21, 2022

Enjoy the first day of summer by visiting one of more than 100 of Orange County’s parks, trails, recreation centers or GreenPlace properties.
State of the County 2022
This month, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings will deliver the annual State of the County address. The annual address highlights the outstanding accomplishments of Orange County Government and its regional and local partners over the past year, as well as look into the future as the County reaches milestones to build a community that works for everyone.

Date: Friday, June 10, 2022
Time: Networking begins at 8 a.m., Program begins at 9 a.m.

More Information: State of the County Webpage
Watch Live on June 10: Orange TV
Facebook: From citizens in need to small business owners, learn how Orange County’s Community Action division has impacted the lives of residents such as Dexter Nelson Jr.
Twitter: Hope CommUnity Center commemorated 50 years of service to Orange County residents and hosted Apopka’s very first pride event.
Instagram: Orange County celebrated Asian & Pacific Islanders Heritage Month with staff, friends and community members during an annual event in Downtown Orlando.
Check out these social media highlights, connect with Orange County Government and follow Mayor Demings on Facebook and Twitter.
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