Mayor Buddy Dyer receives 2019 Trendsetter Award for progressive sustainability efforts


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ULI Central Florida, a nonprofit organization, honored Mayor Buddy Dyer on Feb. 6 with the 2019 Trendsetter Award at a conference in the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.

ULI Central Florida promotes responsible land use and creating sustainable community. With the Trendsetter Award, it recognizes forward-thinking ideas, practices that have or will mark a change in the “fundamental market, and that the nominee demonstrates relevance to future needs of the community,” according to a press release.

“I am humbled to be named the recipient of the 2019 ULI Central Florida Trendsetter Award,” Dyer said, according to a press release. “I accept this award on behalf of our public and private sector partners and our residents who have dedicated themselves to ensuring our city is growing smarter, investing in infrastructure and further diversifying our economy so that Orlando continues to thrive while providing our residents with an unmatched quality of life.”

According to the City of Orlando’s website, Dyer launched Green Works Orlando in 2007 to promote environmental stewardship, to educate the public on an environmentally-friendly lifestyle and to encourage corporate concern over the environment. This initiative has seven focuses, including energy-saving buildings and transitioning public transportation to environmentally-friendly vehicles. Other initiatives can be found on the website.

Past recipients of this award include: Mass Market, OCPS Academic Center for Excellence, the Cady Way Bicycle Track, CANVS and East End Market.

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