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Orlando Mayor and City Commissioner Recognize Women Leadership in the Hospitality Industry

Orlando, FL (March 30, 2016) – This week, Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill (District 5) and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer came together at City Hall to put forward a proclamation recognizing female leadership in the hospitality industry in honor of Women’s History Month. 

"I'm proud that Orlando is a welcoming, inclusive City that values the contributions of all citizens. Women in the hospitality industry are a positive force in our community, providing career opportunities for women from all walks of life. Their leadership and guidance helps strengthen our economy and the City of Orlando is proud to recognize their impact,” said Mayor Dyer.

In addition to the Mayor and City Commissioner attending, Dannette Lynch of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association discussed the importance of women in the hospitality industry at this week’s event. In Florida, 35% of restaurants are owned by women and almost half of the states restaurants are co-owned by women. 

"We are grateful that Mayor Dyer and the City Council appreciate the accomplishments of the incredible women who help sculpt the hospitality industry in Orlando and who positively impact our economy and families across the state,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “We are excited to continue celebrating Women’s History Month and applaud the City of Orlando for encouraging the community to reflect on the great leaders who created a legacy in the City Beautiful.” 

This is the first time a city in the state of Florida has officially recognized Women's History Month.

"When women succeed, our nation, our state, our region and our city succeeds. In the City of Orlando, we recognize the many accomplishments and contributions made by women in FRLA,” said Commissioner Hill. 

Full text of the proclamation can be found here: http://www.americaworkshere.org/news/headlines/orlando-recognizes-womens-history-month