City of Orlando

  • CITIES & TOWNS
400 S. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 246-2221
  • About

    Orlando’s history dates back to 1838 and the height of the Seminole Wars. The U.S. Army built Fort Gatlin south of the present day Orlando City limits to protect settlers from attacks by Indians.

    By 1840, a small community had grown up around the Fort. It was known as Jernigan, named after the Jernigan family, who had established the first permanent settlement in the area. Jernigan had a post office, established May 30, 1850.

    Six years later with the settlement expanding northward, the community officially changed its name to Orlando. In 1857, the U.S. Post Office adopted the name change. The Town of Orlando was incorporated in 1875 with 85 inhabitants, 22 of whom were qualified voters.

  • Whom to Contact

    • Brooke Bonnett
      Division Manager of Business Development
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2221
    • Jacqueline Cockerham
      Aide to Commissioner Ings
      400 South Orange Ave
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-3016
    • Buddy Dyer
      Mayor
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2221
    • Jim Gray
      Commissioner, District 1
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2221
    • Cheryl Henry
      Chief of Staff
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2221
    • Regina Hill
      Comm. District 5
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-3014
    • Regina I. Hill
      Commissioner Elect District 5
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2221
    • Samuel B. Ings
      Commissioner, District 6
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2382
    • Melanie McCallum
      Special Assistant to the Mayor
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2221
    • Adolfina Ortiz
      Administrative Specialist To The Executive Director
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2221
    • Tony Ortiz
      Commissioner, District 2
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2002
    • Kathy Russell
      Director of Intergovernmental Relations
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-3094
      Fax: (407) 246-2842
    • Patty Sheehan
      Commissioner, District 4
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2004
    • Robert Stuart
      Commssioner, District 3
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2003
    • Daniel Vega
      Administrative Assistant
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2221
    • Cynthia Wilson
      Office of Communications
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-3025
    • Sharon Wilson
      Administrative Special to Chief of Staff
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
      Phone: (407) 246-2221