Buddy Dyer is the dean of Florida’s “big-city” mayors, having served Orlando’s residents since 2003. Under Orlando’s strong-mayor form of government, Mayor Dyer serves as the City’s chief executive and also helps govern and oversee the operations and growth of its city-owned utility and the Orlando International and Executive Airports.
Mayor Buddy Dyer has declared that Saturday, September 12, 2015, is The Gift of Life Day. View Mayor Dyer's message here.
Mayor Bruhn is very active in local and state government organizations. These are some of his accomplishments and current positions he holds.
He serves as the Chairman of the Orange County Council of Mayors.
He is a past Board of Directors Member and Past President of the Tri-County League of Cities.
He is a past Board of Directors Member of the Florida League of Cities.
He is a member of the Florida League of Mayors' Board of Directors.
Mayor Gary Bruhn has declared that Saturday, September 12, 2015, is The Gift of Life Day.
Mayor Teresa Jacobs was sworn into office in Orange County on January 4, 2011. She is known as a champion of ethics reform, and is a strong advocate of public participation in the governmental process. Prior to being elected Mayor, Jacobs served two terms as an Orange County Commissioner from 2000 to 2008. During her eight years in office, she was elected to numerous state and regional boards, which she still serves on as Orange County Mayor.
Mayor Teresa Jacobs has declared that Saturday, September 12, 2015, is The Gift of Life Day.
Carol Platt is a candidate for Congress from Florida's 9th District. Now, as the Association Executive of the Osceola County Association of REALTORS® Carol serves over 1,900 active members, manages $1.6 million in assets, administers professional standards and operates a full educational and professional development program. She works with fifteen board members, special committees, task forces and manages a staff team of eight, all while staying within a budget and offering great service.
Casting Crowns is a contemporary Christian and Christian rock band started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall, who serves as the band's lead vocalist, as part of a youth group at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida. They later moved to Stockbridge, Georgia, and more members joined. Some members of the band currently work as ministers for Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia. The band has won Grammy and Dove Awards.
Christian recording artist, songwriter, actress, host, worship leader, & speaker. The artist has received an IAAPA nomination for, "Best Female Performer" (one out of three females in the world). The artist has toured to India, hosted Disney's Night of Joy, advertised through TV Guide, and recorded for Grammy Award winning producer, Dru Castro. Whitney Lynn has sung backup for Donnie McClurkin, Karen Wheaton, and The Crabb Family for TBN, and has been heard on radio. She is grateful to use her gifts for God's glory and to reach the lost through her music.
Darrell Armstrong is currently the Assistant Coach for the Dallas Mavericks as well as a former Orlando Magic player. He founded the Darrell Armstrong Foundation for Premature Babies, Inc. Their mission: "The Darrell Armstrong Foundation for Premature Babies, Inc.’s mission is to assist families of premature babies in their efforts to raise healthy children, so they may recognize the gift of love that God has given them.”
Chef Tim Love is known as much for his freewheeling personality as his signature urban western cuisine. As chef/owner of beloved Texas restaurants, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Love Shack and Queenie's Steakhouse, as well as the White Elephant Saloon, his inspired and innovative dishes have earned critical and popular acclaim.
[Chef Tim Love founded Burgers 4 Babies] in the fall of 2010. Love’s twin daughters, Anna and Ella were born four weeks prematurely and since that experience he has dedicated himself to raising money and awareness for the difficulties families face with the premature birth of an infant. Funds raised through Burgers 4 Babies benefit NICU Helping Hands. www.nicuhelpinghands.org/burgers-4-babies
Vincent DeMarco is an actor and producer, known for Ace of Clubs (2014), Undead Apocalypse (2012) and The Art of Villainy (2014).
He is also known for:
Letting Go (2014)
The Breaking Point (2014)
Two Sided (2013)
Dream Season (2013)
Less Lost (2012)
The Return of the Loch Ness Monster from Outer Space (2012)
I would like to introduce "Enrico Hampton" known to many as "Rico-Michael Jackson" world's most exciting Michael Jackson Tribute artist. His life as an entertainer has been event filled, performing for various community events, schools, churches, and charities. Rico's breath taking performances have led him on a journey around the country from LA to New York. His musical magnetism has drawn recognition and praise from the city of Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley, who honored the multi-talented with a proclamation proclaiming December 5th Enrico Hampton Day in the City of Chicago.
Dr. Bernstein is board certified in pediatrics and specializes in neonatal-perinatal medicine and pediatrics. He and the physicians at The Center for Neonatal Care provide comprehensive services and treatments for a variety of neonatal conditions. The Center was designed to treat premature and sick babies at Florida Hospital for Children. For newborns that are in a high-risk pregnancy, are premature at birth, or are critically ill, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) serves as their “home” until they are able to be discharged. The NICU is overseen by the neonatologists from the Center.
Glenn is an award-winning caricature artist/ illustrator residing in Orlando, FL. He has been nominated a Master caricaturist by the International Society of Caricature Artists (after winning the Golden Nosey Award in 2009). His artwork can be seen all over the world.
Hi, my name is Dave Maldo, I've been performing mind-blowing magic for more than 20 years, my unique style has astonished & amazed thousands of people around the world. While serving abroad, I was enlisted by the USO to perform at venues throughout Europe. This allowed me to present the universal language of magic to the world stage. Today, I continue to mystify diverse audiences with family-friendly, professional performances. Whether you’re having a small gathering or a large stage show, my many years of experience creating magical moments is guaranteed to make your event special. My focus is to ensure your event will be delightful, special and memorable. I love making magic, have a blast doing it – and so will your audience!
Hannah Daly is a songwriter with an extraordinary talent for telling stories through her music. From playful infatuations to unrequited affection, Hannah's lyrics and arrangements express the depth and emotion of an old soul tempered by the innocence of youth.
Leana Jones has been crowned MIss Florida American Dream 2014. She believes that her role is to be someone that young women and children find hope in, developing actions to show "All Things Are Possible." Leana Jones has been involved with Give Kids The World, Dream Women Team, Central Florida Runners, and Angels Dream Foundation which develops a place that children and families can call home along with giving education to children and families that are less fortunate.
Monique Brown-Potter is a true musician and woman of God. Monique has written many plays and poems, and her song writing career took off at this time. Her play Picking Up the Pieces and song Picking Up the Pieces, was honored at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference where she for Coretta Scott King and her entire family in addition to Gospel Artist, Shirley Caesar. She just completed her 4th album entitled What Will You Do was released late 2013. One of the songs featured on this album is entitled, This Is My Faith. This song was inspired and written based on the book A Story of Faith by Rosie Moore, Master Bridal Consultant of Orlando, Fl.
Karl Bushong has been a full-time performer at the Holy Land Experience since 2009. He is ordained and has been involved in music ministry most of his adult life. He and his wife Carolyn celebrated their one year anniversary in April and are expecting their first child in January.
Reflection Music Group (RMG) recording artist, Deraj has been striving to push the bar of creativity with everything he puts his hands to. As an Orlando-based alternative hip hop artist, producer and multimedia designer, he’s known for his eclectic taste, thoughtful & candid lyricism, and unique musical approach exploring through genres including HipHop, Pop, Rock, as well as Indie/Alternative.