OTown Interview

Christopher Barton adjusts to life in Orlando as executive director of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra


Christopher Barton may be relatively new to the City Beautiful, but the executive director at the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra hit the ground running since arriving with his family in 2016. His to-do list has never been short of large tasks: Increase the reach of the Phil. Help program a season saying goodbye to the Bob Carr Theater. Collaborate with the […]

O-Town Interview: Emily Bonilla

District 5 Commissioner

Emily Bonilla was born and raised in the northeast, and she’s called Orlando home since 1998. An alumnus of Valencia College, UCF, and Full Sail University, she has served as Orange County’s District 5 commissioner since 2016. The district covers College Park, Winter Park, and Maitland as well as UCF, Research Park, and much of the east side of the […]

O-Town Interview

Florida House Representative
Anna Eskamani

Anna Eskamani was elected in November to represent Florida’s 47th district in the Florida House of Representatives. Eskamani was born and raised in Orlando. She is an alumna of University High School and holds two bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from the University of Central Florida. The 28-year-old Iranian-American is also currently pursuing a doctorate degree in public affairs. The […]


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