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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative Mayor Demings' Seal


The overall mission of the Initiative is to celebrate and recognize Dr. King’s legacy through programs, which promote unity, diversity and connectivity. Increasing awareness while engaging cultural differences breeds a sense of growth and cohesiveness. Honoring Dr. King’s contribution to humanity as a community is a true reflection of our County’s mission and vision to be diverse.

Composition & Intent of Initiative

The Orange County MLK Initiative is comprised of various local community partners and stakeholders from the private, public and non-profit sectors appointed by Mayor Demings. The group’s primary focus will be to commemorate Dr. King’s legacy through community engagement, media relations, sponsorships, marketing and signature events throughout the County. The commemoration will also include the promotion and support of on-going events throughout the year.

Call to Action

The specific charge of the group will be to create and coordinate on-going initiatives throughout the year to commemorate the work of Dr. King with primary focus on his annual holiday in January. This Initiative will be supported by the Orange County Mayor’s Office and County Administration.

Focus Areas

  • Education & Literacy
  • Community Engagement & Outreach
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Marketing & Public Relations