Community Conference

Get hands-on, make your neighborhood a better place


The annual Orange County Community Conference provides Orange County residents an opportunity to learn about innovative ways to improve neighborhoods. Workshops offer a well-rounded blend of topics for individual citizens, voluntary neighborhood organizations, homeowners associations and other community groups. This year the conference will be virtual.

Workshop Topics

Sustainable Actions for Orange County Neighborhoods
Our vision is for Orange County to be a leader on sustainability and community resilience. Innovative practices at the local level will not only strengthen our communities’ livability, economic development, and neighborhood relations, they will have real impact on the resilience of the region as a whole. In this session, neighborhood leaders will learn about how their communities can participate in sustainable practices using the wide variety of programs Orange County has to offer.

Strengthening Communities Through Public Art
Looking to engage neighbors, encourage vibrant change, build social connections, improve mental and physical health, and instill shared pride? Often given a low priority in the face of other neighborhood issues, studies have found that community art can lead to increased levels of community engagement and social cohesion. An Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Council member will describe how their work improves our neighborhoods, and present ideas on how community groups can use public art to engage diverse audiences, share neighborhood talents, and boost civic participation.

A Chat with Mayor Demings
Mayor Jerry L. Demings is finishing his third full year as Mayor of Orange County and continues to be committed to ensuring Orange County provides a quality of life that works for everyone. His commitment drives the initiatives he is implementing, including housing for all, transportation funding, economic development, and increased public safety. Please join Mayor Demings for a recap of 2021 and discussion about what is still to come.


Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Virtual on Orange County's Social Media Platforms:

Organization Awards

There are 4 Different Community Award Categories:

How To Nominate

If you would like to nominate an Orange County resident or organization for one of the above awards, complete the nomination form and email it to Alvin Cruz at


If your organization or company would like to sponsor or exhibit at our annual Orange County Community Conference, please contact Lynnsey Hicks at or (407) 836-0917.


Contact Us

Neighborhood Services Division
Orange County Internal Operations Center I (IOC I)
450 E. South Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 332
Orlando, Florida 32801

Phone: (407) 836-5606

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