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Orange County Unveils Sustainable Operations and Resilience Action Plan
Mayor Demings' SealOrange County, Fla. – The end of 2020 marked an exciting new direction for our community and the future of Orange County Government Operations.
Six months ago, a team of Orange County professionals from all departments convened to create the Sustainable Operations & Resilience Action Plan. By implementing this Action Plan Orange County is on its way to becoming a top-ranked and recognized leader in sustainability and community resilience.
Mayor Demings appointed a 40-member committee of community leaders and technical experts to assist in setting goals and actions that will forge a path for success over the next ten years.
The external committee was led by co-chairs Leila Jammal, PE, Vice President NV5 Engineering and Byron Knibbs, former Vice President, Orlando Utilities Commission, to assist in setting goals and actions.
“I firmly believe that this comprehensive plan will have a lasting impact on our ability to meet the challenges before us,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings. “With feedback from residents, we can preserve our natural environment, create sustainable jobs, and provide a more inclusive and healthy future for all.”
Orange County Chief Sustainability & Resilience Officer Jeff Benavides presented the Action Plan to the Board of County Commissioners in December and provided an overview of the County’s 17 goals. To watch the December 15, 2020 presentation to the Board of County Commissioners, visit the Orange TV page.