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.