The Committee to Meet Again in June to Discuss a Recommendation to Bring to City Council at a Future Date
May 24, 2017 – Orlando, FL – Today, the committee held its fourth meeting and selected two flags to further refine the designs and will meet again on Friday, June 9th to discuss those and the flag design recommendation they will bring forward to the Orlando City Council.
At the previous meeting on May 1st, the committee voted to approve four different modifications to the original designs and asked to get additional feedback from the community through a public comment period that ended on Monday, May 22 at 11:59 p.m.
This public engagement process included comments submitted on the City’s website, through social media and a flag tour around the City featuring prototypes of the new design options for the public to see in person.
Through this second round of public input, the City received more than 2,200 comments through the website. Additionally, the City interacted with more than 500 citizens through the flag tour.
The two designs the committee selected to further modify are attached.
North American Vexillological Association Flag Design Principles:
For the new flag, the City is seeking a design that follows the five principles of good flag design as outlined by the North American Vexillological Association, an organization devoted to the scientific and scholarly study of flags. These principles include:
- Keep it simple.
- Use meaningful symbolism.
- Use two to three basic colors.
- No lettering or seals.
- Be distinctive or be related.
Current City of Orlando Flag Information:
The City’s current flag, adopted by the Orlando City Council on June 2, 1980, was originally created through a design competition sponsored by the Orlando Kiwanis Club and the Council of Arts and Sciences. Some of the features of the current flag include five different colors, wording and five different unidentifiable buildings.