On April 26, 1867, the community of Port Orange was established on the banks of the Halifax River. Now some 146 years later, Port Orange is a community of 56,067 people who call this place home.
Planned by choice, not by chance, Port Orange blends beauty and opportunity within its 28 square miles. From its tree-lined streets to its parks, this community is the pride of Volusia County.
This family, which we call Port Orange, is made up of some 150 distinct "neighborhoods". They are the core of this community, making it a great place in which to live, learn, work, and play. Because of the City's highly regarded development approach, an investment in Port Orange is a secure investment. And so today, as we celebrate over 135 years as a community, we are proud to call Port Orange "our home".
One hundred years ago, citizens of Port Orange voted to incorporate the community into the Town of Port Orange. It became official on March 17, 1913, and our first Mayor was Dr. Henry K. DuBois.
We have certainly come a long way and we have plenty to celebrate. Throughout this year, the City will host different events and offer programs to celebrate the community and its history.
2013 Citizen Survey Results
For the past ten years, the Citizen Survey has been conducted annually as part of the City's budgeting process. In previous years, the results have provided valuable information for measuring how citizens rate the quality and
performance of the City's programs and servi ces. The 2013 Citizen Survey serves as a valuable tool for measuring
service performance and soliciting feedback on key budget goals and operating objectives.
Share Your Recipes!
Won't you help us, please? The Centennial Committee has decided to publish a community cookbook filled with the best recipes from the best cooks in our community and we need your favorite recipes!