Thank You For A Great 2018

Today we celebrated our Holiday party! Chambers United. The Brazil America Council, the Jewish Chamber, Kissimmee Business Council, Caribean Business Association, American Muslim Chamber, the Asian American Chamber, Jupiter Properties, IChunes Magazine and Women of Culture.

We recognized Luiz Martinez Multicultural Director for the City of Orlando, Daisy Morales From the water conservation Department for Orange County. Jay Brothers, regional Brazilian musicians, Mestre Lazaro- Capoeira Pelourinho and Terry Olson for his outstanding work organizing the FusionFest.

It was an excellent night, with great people and lots of networking and positive vibes for the next year. A toast to all our supporters and hoping if you missed it, you will be with us next year. Our thanks toBoi Brazil Steakhouse and their great staff,, for their undying support, and Pao Gostoso Bakery for their delicious cake and appetizers.

Thanks to Women of Culture and IChunes Magazine for the great pictures.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings Appoints Longtime Top FDLE Special Agent Danny Banks as Deputy County Administrator of Public Safety

Mayor Jerry L. Demings Seal

Orange County, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2018) Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings today announced the appointment of Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Special Agent in Charge Danny Banks as the Deputy County Administrator of Public Safety at Orange County Government.

The Orlando native and longtime public safety expert has been employed at FDLE since 2000 and has 25 years of public safety experience. Since 2012, he has served as the Special Agent in Charge at the Orlando Regional Operations Center, where he supervises nine counties in the region and oversees all FDLE’s criminal investigations.

During his 18-year tenure with FDLE, he served in various leadership roles, including those in special agent investigations for narcotics, money laundering, violent crime and domestic security. He has received numerous accolades at FDLE, including Excellence in Leadership, State Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and Special Agent of the Year. Prior to joining FDLE, Banks served at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for seven years in various roles. Banks also earned a B.S. at Florida State University.

“I am delighted to have the powerhouse talent of public safety on board that Danny Banks brings to Orange County Government,” said Mayor Demings. “He will be a tremendous asset to our organization as we focus on enhancing public safety to better serve the needs of our growing population in the County.”

Mayor Demings also served as Orange County Public Safety Director in 2002 through 2008.

In Banks’ new role, he will oversee both the Orange County Fire Rescue Department and Corrections Department. Fire Rescue has a budget of more than $224 million, employs 1,325 individuals and responds to more than 350 calls per day. Orange County Corrections is the fifth-largest jail in Florida with an annual budget of more than $166 million, with more than 1,700 employees.

Banks is slated to begin his new position at Orange County Government in March 2019. His appointment will be confirmed on the consent agenda at the Dec. 18, 2018Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting.