50 Most Powerful People 2017

Our annual list focuses on the government officials, business people, educators, performers and others who are shaping our community.



All photos by Roberto Gonzalez

They educate our children, protect our communities, decide how our tax dollars will be spent, and entertain us in areas ranging from sports to the arts. They are the people on our annual 50 Most Powerful list, and in the past year, many of them took on an added role—comforting a community in the wake of unspeakable tragedy. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is our No. 1 overall pick once again this year, and we also have selected 15 people who are not yet on the list but bear watching in the coming year. (Our thanks to Orlando City Soccer Club for allowing us to photograph selected members of the list at the new soccer stadium.)






Edit Module
Want to read the whole issue? Download and read this issue and others on Magzter.

Add your comment:
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags

Guides & Resources

Top Doctors 2018

The Annual List of the Top Doctors in Orlando.

Best Doctors 2018

The Annual List of the Best Doctors in Orlando.

Orlando's Top Chiropractors of 2018

Check out our 2018 list of some of the best chiropractors in the Orlando area.

2018 Premier Veterinarians

The 2018 Pet Guide: Pet Resource Guide

Here are some of the places you can go in Central Florida when you need supplies, products and services for your best friends.

Premier Realtors 2018

Let Orlando's best realtors help you find your dream home!

Orlando's Best Lawyers 2018

Our annual list includes hundreds of Orlando-area attorneys in dozens of areas of practice.
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

MoreRecent Blog Posts

Second-Hand Santa

Harry Pecunia Jr. wants to top the 2,300 toys collected last year for kids less fortunate. Can you help?

Ultimate Cure Bowl Experience Sweepstakes

Enter today to win the ultimate bowl experience for you and three of your friends!

Kid Kontributor of the Month - Jake's Journey, Part 3

Read about Jake's Journey from the launch of Kid Kontributor of the Month "to infinity and beyond!"

Kid Kontributor of the Month - Jake's Journey, Part 2

Read about Jake's Journey from the launch of Kid Kontributor of the Month "to infinity and beyond!"

Kid Kontributor of the Month - Jake's Journey, Part 1

Read about Jake's Journey from the launch of Kid Kontributor of the Month "to infinity and beyond!"
Edit Module