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Teresa Jacobs

An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty.
An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty. « Show less

Top Teresa Jacobs Articles

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  • Activist: Driving 'Housing First' home: Front & Center

    Activist: Driving 'Housing First' home: Front & Center
    Last year, the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness persuaded the region to rethink homelessness. It convinced power brokers such as Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs that the cure to life on the streets is "Housing...
  • Bianchi: Devastating loss won't prevent Orlando from soon becoming soccer capital of America

     Bianchi: Devastating loss won't prevent Orlando from soon becoming soccer capital of America
    Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Future Fútbol Capital of America. No, not yet. But soon. Very soon. There are many reasons why Orlando will someday turn into an American soccer mecca and it starts with what we saw again on Saturday night...
  • New homeless shelter opens with fanfare, concerns

    New homeless shelter opens with fanfare, concerns
    The Coalition for the Homeless unveiled its new $6.6 million men's shelter Wednesday, drawing both praise for the Orlando nonprofit's transformation and concerns that the emergency shelter it once offered is gone. In a confetti-strewn grand opening...
  • Soaring number of homeless students concentrated in Central Florida

    Soaring number of homeless students concentrated in Central Florida
    Nearly one-fifth of all homeless public-school students across the state now live in Orange, Osceola or Seminole counties — a fact some blame on the combination of cheap, rent-by-the-week motels and high turnover at low-paying tourism-industry jobs,...
  • Video, Photos: Scott tours Full Sail's new digital studio

    Video, Photos: Scott tours Full Sail's new digital studio
    Governor Rick Scott was joined by executives and local leaders for a grand opening ceremony at Full Sail University's new digital studio, in Winter Park, Friday. Scott, along with Orange county mayor Teresa Jacobs, Full Sail president Garry Jones and...
  • Es oficial: México se medirá a Costa Rica el 27 de junio en Orlando

    Es oficial: México se medirá a Costa Rica el 27 de junio en Orlando
    Ya es oficial: la Selección Nacional de México se enfrentará a la de Costa Rica en el Orlando Citrus Bowl el sábado 27 de junio, a las 6 p.m., y desde ya las autoridades de la Ciudad de Orlando, del Condado de Orange y los ejecutivos del Orlando City...
  • OIA board member raises campaign money from airport contractors

    OIA board member raises campaign money from airport contractors
    More than 40 percent of the money Orlando International Airport board member Dean Asher has raised in his bid to replace state Senate President Andy Gardiner in 2016 has come from contractors and individuals doing business with the airport. The airport...
  • Women's business center chooses Canvs for new location

    Women's business center chooses Canvs for new location
    There’s a new resource in downtown Orlando for women-owned businesses, courtesy of Melbourne-based Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). The new center opens at a time when local experts have noted a surge in women among local tech companies....
  • El lunes arranca misión comercial de Florida a Perú

    El lunes arranca misión comercial de Florida a Perú
    Sobrevolar las famosas Líneas de Nazca, recorrer los senderos de la ciudad perdida de Machu Picchu y saborear el ceviche tras un sorbo de pisco son algunas de las razones que motivan a muchos a visitar Perú. Pero pronto, un grupo de Florida empacará sus...
  • Rules on school sites need to change, Orange board says

    Rules on school sites need to change, Orange board says
    With another public meeting over a controversial school site looming, Orange County school leaders are calling for changes in the rules that dictate where schools are built. "Certainly, from our perspective, the current process isn't working," said...
  • Orange, Orlando sharpen focus on homeless veterans

    Orange, Orlando sharpen focus on homeless veterans
    Central Florida can be deeply proud of its long history of supporting the military. From our early days as home to McCoy Air Force Base, through decades of welcoming recruits to our Naval Training Center, and now, as home to "Team Orlando" — the...