Amendment 4 leader Desmond Meade is named Central Floridian of the Year by the Orlando Sentinel. Meade is the leader of a movement that restored voting rights back to over one million ex-felons in Florida.
Dave Green led his charity, Feeding Children Everywhere, to accomplish the unimaginable last year, recruiting 54,000 volunteers over 19 days to help package 4.4 million meals for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. For that and more, he is the Orlando Sentinel’s 2017 Central Floridian of the Year.
Andrae Bailey has been CEO of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness since March, 2013 and he has succeeded beyond expectations. That's why he has been named the Orlando Sentinel's Central Floridian of the Year.
The Orlando Sentinel editorial board names Deirdre Macnab as the Central Floridian of the Year for taking on the state's most powerful leaders and leading her organization to unlikely victories on redistricting reform and voter registration.