ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Randy Ross, a marketing and public relations professional living in Downtown Orlando, has been appointed to the MMRB (Membership and Mission Review Board) for Orange County, Florida, as approved by the Orange County Commission today. Ross was appointed by newly elected Orange County District 3 Commissioner Myra Uribe. “It’s a sincere honor for Commissioner Uribe to include me on her team as she looks to enhance our already wonderful County,” said Ross.
MMRB helps guide the county commission to make appointments to a host of advisory boards, commissions, and authorities making appointments integral to governmental processes in Orange County and Central Florida. Everything from the Arts, to the environment, to animal services, to building codes and zoning to name a few.
Ross has served Central Florida in a variety of volunteer boards and initiatives:
- “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” benefiting Harbor House of Central Florida, Inaugural Co-Chairman.
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Board of Directors
- The American Red Cross of Central Florida, Board of Directors
- Community Health Centers of Central Florida, Board of Directors
- Inner City Games – Orlando, Board of Directors and Health Expo Chairman
- Leadership Orlando, Class 49
- Leadership Orlando, Class 53, Co-Chairman
- Mayor Buddy Dyer’s “Mayor’s City Academy”
- AIDS Walk Orlando, Marketing Committee Chairman
- “Pennies from Heaven,” benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Central Florida, Marketing Chairman
- “I-4 for Texas,” “I-4 for Florida,” and “I-4 for Puerto Rico,” Producer, spearheading multiple relief drives during the 2017 hurricanes, with over 2 million pounds of aid being collected and distributed following the natural disasters in a six-week period.
- Two-time Walt Disney World Community Service Award recipient for Health and Human Services
- Ross produced “Cardio Express, a health and wellness initiative, targeting Title 1 Schools in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole County Public Schools. Reaching over 100,000 4th and 5th grade elementary students over a 5 year period.
Ross, a 25-year resident of Orange County who started his career in Orlando after completing his public relations internship on the Walt Disney World College Program, hopes to include his community service work in making recommendations that help develop the various boards and commissions within Orange County. “I look forward to learning how I can best serve MMRB, Commissioner Uribe, and Orange County. But most I hope we can identify some amazing change agents looking for the right place to volunteer and shine,” concluded Ross.