Code for Orlando to Host Inaugural Town Hall to Spark Community Conversation

Community invited to share needs and ideas to help shape Orlando priorities

ORLANDO, Fla., July 28, 2019 — Code for Orlando invites the community to an inaugural town hall meeting to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing residents across the Greater Orlando area. The event will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Legal Advocacy Center, Barry University School of Law, 6441 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32807.

The town hall is intended to provide an open conversation between community leaders and members to explore needs, challenges, existing resources and potential solutions. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences and concerns.

"This interactive town hall will give people the chance to listen to issues plaguing our friends, neighbors, and families in Central Florida," said Carley Diaz, Code for Orlando brigade captain. "The goal is to set into motion projects to alleviate these struggles Central Florida is facing. It is so important that we come together as a community to engage in conversations and spark ideas on ways we can help. Together we have the ability to make a huge impact."

Feedback and findings from the town hall will be used to develop local projects that are more reflective of the community’s needs and priorities. Code for Orlando aims to incorporate the information presented into future efforts, such as National Day of Civic Hacking. The annual hackathon event is set for Sept. 21 at StarterStudio.

The town hall will feature a panel discussion from experts in technology, policy, law enforcement, non-profit and other areas, as well as opportunities to ask questions and share ideas about local challenges. Panelists currently scheduled to participate include:

  • State Rep. Anna V. Eskamani, D-Orlando
  • Joe Lopez, Retired Florida Highway Patrol Chief, Orange County Sheriff Candidate
  • Jessica Frye, AICP, Planner III, City of Orlando
  • Jamie Kruger, Digital Product Manager, City of Orlando
  • Anna Higgins, Digital Service Designer and Delivery Manager, City of Orlando

The free event is open to the public and media. Learn more about the town hall or RSVP at

About Code for Orlando

Code for Orlando is an official Code for America brigade that brings the community together to improve Orlando through technology. They are a group of “civic hackers” from various disciplines who are dedicated to volunteering their talents to make a difference in the local community. For more information on how Code for Orlando is shaping the way residents, visitors and the local government experience Orlando, visit

Krystina Ramos
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by kryskreative
Sun Jul 28 2019 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)