Orange County Government, Florida

Mayor’s Neighborhood Challenge


Neighbors and community groups help shape Orange County's quality of life and build more sustainable features. The Mayor's Neighborhood Challenge is part of a sustainability campaign under the Orange County's "Our Home for Life" Sustainability Plan.

Mayor Teresa Jacobs launched the first Mayor's Neighborhood Challenge in 2015, as a fun, free program to help residents and neighborhood groups join in friendly competition that can help their neighborhood thrive by becoming more healthy, green and involved.

"By challenging neighborhood organizations to become more involved in their community, committed to their health and invested in green practices, we can ensure a bright future for Orange County" - Mayor Teresa Jacobs

Three areas to compete:

  1. Community Involvement
  2. Green Practices
  3. Healthy Neighborhoods

Levels of Achievement

The Challenge scorecards are intended to be used to assess the community’s organization’s sustainable practices as well as a resource for gathering new ideas. Once registered, participating organizations may update their scorecards at any time, with the goal of increasing their scores throughout the challenge year. The 2016 Mayor's Neighborhood Challenge will take place from March 15, 2016 through June 15, 2016. Simply register and access each of the three scorecards. Once you have created an account and started completing a scorecard, you will have the opportunity to update regularly throughout the Challenge until midnight on June 15, 2016. The Mayor's Neighborhood Challenge Award Ceremony will take place at the Orange County Community Conference on July 9, 2016.

Whether you choose to compete in Green, Healthy, or Involved categories, the maximum score for each challenge is 118 points: 100 points for the basic challenge, and 18 possible additional points based on innovation, referring another neighborhoods who takes the challenge (does not have to be the same challenge category as your neighborhood), or extra credit for submitting photos with captions that can be used in the Challenge social media campaign. Each scorecard has four recognition levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum). Any neighborhood is eligible for Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum awards at the following point levels:

Award Levels:

Levels of Achievment


Contact Us

Orange County Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Division
Post Office Box 1393
Orlando, FL 32802-1393

Contact: Marthaly Irizarry
Phone: (407) 836-2934

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