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Orange County Neighborhood Challenge

Overview

Neighbors and community groups help shape Orange County's quality of life and build more sustainable features. The Orange County Neighborhood Challenge is part of a sustainability campaign under the Orange County's "Our Home for Life" Sustainability Plan.

Mayor Teresa Jacobs launched the first Orange County Neighborhood Challenge in 2015, as a fun, free program to help residents and neighborhood groups join in friendly competition that can help their neighborhood thrive by becoming more healthy, green and involved.

Three areas to compete:

  1. Community Involvement
  2. Green Practices
  3. Healthy Neighborhoods

Levels of Achievement

The Challenge scorecards are intended to be used to assess the community’s organization’s sustainable practices as well as a resource for gathering new ideas. Once registered, participating organizations may update their scorecards at any time, with the goal of increasing their scores throughout the challenge year. The 2018 Orange County Challenge took place from March 11, 2018 through June 16, 2018. The Orange County Neighborhood Challenge Award Ceremony took place at the Orange County Community Conference on July 14, 2018.

Whether you choose to compete in Green, Healthy, or Involved categories, the maximum score for each challenge is 118 points: 100 points for the basic challenge, and 18 possible additional points based on innovation, referring another neighborhoods who takes the challenge (does not have to be the same challenge category as your neighborhood), or extra credit for submitting photos with captions that can be used in the Challenge social media campaign. Each scorecard has four recognition levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum). Any neighborhood is eligible for Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum awards at the following point levels:

Award Levels:

Bronze: 15 to 40 points; Silver: 41 to 75 points; Gold: 76 to 100 points; Platinum: more than 100 points

Looking for some ideas on how to make your neighborhood amazing?

Green Healthy Involved

Contact Us

Orange County Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Office
Post Office Box 1393
Orlando, FL 32802-1393

Contact: Marthaly Irizarry
Email: neighborhoodchallenge@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-2934

*Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs served on the Board of County Commissioners from Jan. 2011 through Nov. 2018. Jacobs previously served as Orange County District One Commissioner from 2000 to 2008.

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