By Katarina Dos Santos, MA
Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, along with Florida Department of Health in Orange County Director Dr. Raul Pino, recognized Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) Event Manager Janice Reindl with Orange County’s Public Health Hero Award at the Orlando International Airport.
Reindl has served as the Event Manager for the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the OCCC for the last five months.
“She is a shining example of a civil servant, and she truly deserves this honor,” said Mayor Demings during his remarks.
Her unwavering dedication and service to the community has been a pillar in the success of the vaccination site. For five months, six days a week, she has displayed impressive skills in helping to plan and organize the use of the Center’s North Concourse for the first COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Orange County.
Ever-present and ever-vigilant, she became an indispensable daily resource, addressing problems before they disrupted the operation.
Janice also took on the task of feeding the staff and nurses by coordinating with numerous hotels, restaurants, bakeries, and food trucks to feed the more than 200 team members it took to run the vaccination operation each day. This feat alone had a profound, positive impact on the staff’s morale.
A large portion of the credit for the great success of the joint Orange County Government and Florida Department of Health COVID-19 mass vaccination site is due to the dedication, determination and personal drive of Janice Reindl.
Reindl is a resident of Windermere and has been an employee of the OCCC since 2018.
Katarina Dos Santos, MA, is Marketing and Communications Assistant Manager | Marketing & Communications, at the Orange County Convention Center.
Photo: OCCC’s Event Manager Janice Reindl was recently awarded with Orange County’s Public Health Hero Award by Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Florida Department of Health in Orange County Director Dr. Raul Pino.