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July 24, 2017
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a new City of Orlando flag


A flag is more than just a symbol, it is a source of civic pride that makes people feel more connected to their city.  On February 15, 2017, the City of Orlando launched a contest that offered the community an opportunity to create our new flag together.

More than 1,100 submissions were received from seven countries, twelve states, and five local schools.  The four months of public input included holding six committee meetings in the sunshine, engaging more than 23,000 individuals on the city's social media platforms, and connecting with more than 500 residents through the flag tour.  

Attached is the final design being presented to the Orlando City Council for approval.

Flag Symbolism: Orlando's fountain at Lake Eola Park is the most distinctive and recognizable symbol in the city, one that is loved by our residents and enjoyed by our visitors. The water ascending from the fountain represents the continuous flow of energy and innovation that makes Orlando a city on the rise. The six equal segments on the base of the fountain embody the city's six commission districts. The iconic fountain is surrounded by the letter "O", which symbolizes Orlando's unity, connectivity and timelessness. The color yellow represents the sunshine, hope and happiness that thrive in our great city. The reflection of the "O" in the water symbolizes our careful consideration of our past and our bold vision for the future. The flag is set on a two-toned background of blue and white representing patriotism, perseverance and peace.  

About the Artist: Tim Eggert is a graphic designer for Kimley-Horn, an Orlando-based engineering firm, where he creates renderings, client presentations, and marketing collateral. A Central Florida almost-native, Tim earned a B.S in Graphic Design at UCF in 2002, and then moved to New York to hone his skills designing for luxury brands, non-profits, and everything in-between. Upon moving back to Central Florida, he picked up his paint brush and rekindled his love of fine-art landscape painting and the lakes of this beautiful area. (You'll find one of his sunset paintings on an art box by the Downtown YMCA in Mills 50). He’s also recognized for his other passions of illustration, hand-lettering, and logo design. He lives in Winter Park with his wife, two-year-old son, and two rescue dogs.

The City’s current flag was adopted by the Orlando City Council on June 2, 1980, and was originally created through a design competition sponsored by the Orlando Kiwanis Club and the Council of Arts and Sciences.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: No fiscal Impact

Recommended Action:
Adoption of the attached proposed new city flag. 

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Michele Brennan ext 3845
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 7/13/2017 3:49 PM
City Clerk 7/13/2017 3:51 PM

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FountainFlag_Final_(1).jpg Image of flag Backup Material

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