Office of Multicultural Affairs

Mayor Dyer playing drums with the mayor of Urayasu

The Office of Multicultural Affairs reflects Mayor Dyer’s commitment to providing the diverse ethnic community of Orlando with the most comprehensive information of the services provided by the city to its residents.

This office supports the city’s Economic Development Department on offering bilingual assistance to existing minority businesses and newcomers with information of the city business resources. We also offer guidance to foreign entrepreneurs who want to establish, relocate and expand their businesses to Orlando.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs supports the city’s Hispanic Office for Local Assistance (HOLA), which offers information in multiple languages to our residents and visitors about government aid, housing, education, recreational parks, higher education institutions and many other services.

The office collaborates with other multicultural communities that contribute to the economic, cultural and philanthropic development of our city, such as African American, Haitian, Puerto Rican, Asian, Arab, Muslim, Brazilian, LGBTQ+ and others.

To establish, build and maintain a tight relationship between the Office of the Mayor and the multicultural community of the City of Orlando by developing a culture of collaboration and ongoing communication, which will also enhance the quality of life for residents, businesses and community organizations.


  • Inform the multicultural community of Orlando about city services, programs and events throughout the city’s Spanish communication outlets
  • Serve as the Mayor’s spokesperson for the Central Florida’s multicultural media

Multicultural Community

  • Act as a point of contact to all multiethnic citizens and community organizations
  • Build a strong relationship and engage the multicultural community with the City services, boards, volunteer programs and events


  • Maintain a relationship with the business sector and promote in Spanish and other foreign languages information regarding the city’s business assistance programs
  • Collaborate with chambers of commerce and professional organizations by supporting the establishment and development of local businesses
  • Encourage the relocation of international businesses into the city to strengthen the economy and create jobs

International Relations

  • Coordinate and host international delegation visits and tours
  • Maintain the relationship and collaborate with the local consulates to maximize the services the city provides to the multicultural community

Art and Culture

  • Develop and facilitate access to artistic projects, cultural programs, art exhibits and grants to local minority cultural organizations and artists

The culture of collaboration has been one of the mainstays of Mayor Buddy Dyer’s vision to achieve his goal of moving Orlando forward and serving our growing multicultural community. Below you will find a list of several local community organizations and businesses that partner with the city and provide a variety of services to the community.

 Chambers of Commerce
African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
British-American Chamber of Commerce for Central Florida
Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
Indian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
Puerto Rican Chamber of Central Florida
Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Greater Orlando
Professional Associations
American Marketing Associations
Arab American Community Center of Florida
Asian American Heritage Council
Association of Latino Professional in Finance & Accounting
Association of Hispanic MBAs & Business Professionals
Hispanic American Professional & Business Women's Association
Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Arab American Community Center
Bliss Cares
Brazilian Day Orlando
The Bros in Convo Initiative
Catholic Charities
Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association
Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band & Color
Central Florida Urban League
Chabad of South Orlando-Judaism for the Orlando Jew Guard
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
Come Out With Pride
Contigo Fund
Dar Al Arab
Equality Florida
Florida Abilities and Inclusion Network
Florida Chinese Business Association
Florida Puerto Rican Parade
Hispanic Federation
Hope Community Center
Hope & Help
Human Rights Campaign
Impulse Group - Orlando
Iniciativa Accion Puertorriquena
Islamic Center of Orlando
Jewish Federations of Greater Orlando
Latino Justice
LGBT+ Center Orlando
Mental Health Association of Central Florida
Miracle of Love
Muslim Women Organization
onePULSE Foundation
One Orlando Alliance
Orlando Center for Justice
Orlando Gay Chorus
Orlando Youth Alliance
Orlando United Assistance Center
Peer Support Space
Prospera USA
Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida
Rotary Club of Brazil Orlando
26 Health
UCF - LGBTQ+ Services
United Against Poverty
Victim Service Center of Central Florida
Wells'Built Museum of African American History & Culture
Zebra Coalition