OTown Interview

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 […]

Susan Lilley, Orlando’s first poet laureate

The title “poet laureate” sounds like it comes with a lot of responsibility and maybe a bit of pressure. The person granted this honor represents a particular area, writes poems for special occasions, and creates a deeper appreciation for the reading and writing of poetry. As the official poet laureate of Orlando, native Floridian and educator Susan Lilley is up […]

The O-Town Interview — Orlando Rolón

The Orlando Police Department has a new chief, Orlando Rolón. A 26-year veteran with the department, Rolón has served at just about every level within the organization including as a special advisor to Mayor Buddy Dyer, commander of the Downtown Section, and nearly two decades in the Crisis Negotiation Team.  We met downtown at Craft & Common to discuss what […]


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