Orange County Government, Florida

2016 Orange County Community Champions

Overview

At the 2016 Orange County Neighborhoods Conference, Mayor Teresa Jacobs honored seven citizens as community champions for their invaluable contributions to our local neighborhoods.

Individuals were recognized for their efforts in helping their neighborhoods thrive.

The 21st annual Community Conference was held at the Renaissance Senior Center on Saturday, July 9, 2016, and was organized by the Orange County Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Division.

Community Recognition

Additional 2016 Orange County Community Award Winners include:

  • The Monica Harris Spires Excellence in Leadership Award - Michael Kulich, Turtle Creek Homeowners' Association, Inc.
  • Excellence in Innovative Newsletter Production - Dawn Willis, Metro West Connect
  • Excellence in Community Building Projects - Myra Johnson, Pine Hills Community Council
  • Excellence in Neighborly Service - Louis Taylor, South Pointe Action Group Excellence in Safety & Security Initiatives - Jim Drayton, Metro West Master Association
  • Excellence in Safety & Security Initiatives - Jim Drayton, Metro West Master Association
  • Up & Coming Community Organization - Mary Dipboye & Michael Cohen, Central Florida Solar Advocates/FL SUN
  • Mayor’s Neighborhood Challenge:
    • Community Involvement: Pine Castle Safe Communities Preservation Association
    • Green Practices: South Pointe Action Group Association
    • Healthy Neighborhoods: Eastbrook Homeowner’s Association