Mayor Dyer shares positive message for future of Orlando during ‘State of the City’ address

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer gave his “State of the City” address Wednesday.


It was his first State of the City address for Orlando since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The mayor painted a positive picture for the future of Orlando.

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Dyer spoke in front of a packed house at Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre and was greeted with a standing ovation.

He tackled subjects like fighting crime, and safety and security around the city and in schools.

The mayor also spoke about his efforts to hire more police officers.

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Dyer took time during his speech to share his push to make Orlando more accessible to everyone.

Another talking point was his fight to help the homeless and provide more affordable housing for those in need.

“It doesn’t depend on what you look like, who you love, or where you worship. It depends on effort, merit, and opportunity,” Dyer said.

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The mayor also applauded Orlando being rated the best city in America to start a business.

See more in the video above.

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Q Mccray

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.

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