Orange County Government, Florida
Doreen Overstreet, Public Information Officer
(407) 836-5301 or Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net
18 February 2016
Millie Irizarry Joins Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Team in Office of Public Engagement & Hispanic Affairs


Orange County, FL – Mayor Teresa Jacobs has appointed Millie Irizarry as her Special Assistant in the Office of Public Engagement and Hispanic Affairs. Irizarry’s responsibilities include building awareness of Orange County services to Hispanic communities throughout the county. Irizarry is also charged with finding how Orange County can best deliver services to its diverse population.

“We are thrilled to have Millie on board and she will be an integral part of our team,” said Mayor Jacobs. “Millie brings with her the experience and sincere commitment to assist our Hispanic citizens with respect, passion and dedication so they can live, work and raise a family in our thriving Orange County community.”

Irizarry is native from Santurce, Puerto Rico and has more than 28 years of experience in both private and nonprofit sectors in Central Florida. She previously served as executive director of Family Haven, a domestic violence shelter. Prior to that, she served as chief executive officer of the Latin American Association and was director of donor development for One Blood, formerly known as Florida’s Blood Centers. She resides in East Orlando and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida.

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About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.