Buddy Dyer was born in Orlando and raised in nearby Kissimmee. He has two sons, Trey and Drew, and calls Orlando’s College Park neighborhood home.
During his time in office, Mayor Dyer has worked to ensure that Orlando is a great place to live and raise a family, with quality jobs and world-class entertainment. His ability to create partnerships and get things done is recognized as a national model and has resulted in Mayor Dyer being named American City and County Magazine’s National Municipal Leader of the Year. This award touts his work to diversify Central Florida’s economy, secure Central Florida’s first mass transit rail system, strengthen neighborhood safety and deliver more efficient, effective government to the residents of Orlando.
Partnerships between government, businesses, residents and civic communities are the hallmark of the Dyer Administration. This collaboration has paved the way for SunRail, University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine, the Amway Center, the Dr. Phillips Center, Downtown’s Creative Village and an upgraded Camping World Stadium.
Orlando has evolved into one of the Greenest Cities in America under Mayor Dyer’s leadership. The City has saved more than $2 million in annual energy savings through major retrofitting efforts at City facilities, expanded more than 25 miles of sidewalks and implemented weekly, single-stream residential recycling collection.
Under Mayor Dyer’s leadership, businesses have flourished. He has worked to diversify the economy, attracting large employers and high-quality jobs. The City’s Main Street Districts aren’t just residents’ favorite places to shop and dine, but they are also employment anchors – creating more than 1,000 new businesses.
Mayor Dyer’s passion for Orlando is stronger than ever before. He is proud of what we have accomplished, but knows there is more work to be done.