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Cocoa's Community Newsletter

Issue 135 - 4th Quarter 2019

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City Offices are closed on the following dates:

Veteran's Day

Monday, November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Day After Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29, 2019

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Cocoa High Chorus To Perform at Carnegie Hall in New York 

They did it! The community came together to support the young students of the Cocoa High School Chorus and their efforts to travel to Carnegie Hall in New York City and play a 9/11 Special Tribute Concert. The group needed to raise $85,000 to send the fifty student choir to New York City, a first time even leaving the state for many of these students. The talented group was given the honor to perform at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City for their special 9/11 Tribute Concert, an opportunity only a few choral groups receive.

 As soon as they found out they received this honor, the group hit the ground running trying to raise enough funds for the ensure ensemble to attend this once in a lifetime opportunity. Thanks to many fundraising efforts, including a special concert at the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, the group was
able to reach their fundraising goal. They are leaving Cocoa High School on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 5:00am for their trip to New York. Cocoa City Council is requesting that members of the community come out to see them off and wish them luck at their show. Come out and support these talented young singers!

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Cocoa's First Citizens Academy

First Time Program for Cocoa to Begin this November

The City of Cocoa will be holding its first ever Citizens Academy beginning November 5, 2019. The program, designed to better engage residents and business owners with their local government, consists of 8 classes and is open to all Cocoa residents and business or property owners interested in learning more about the functions and services provided by the City of Cocoa. Applications are due no later than October 15, 2019. 

 Class size will be limited to the first twenty-five (25) interested applicants. The goal of the program is to educate and engage Cocoa residents and business owners so they become active stakeholders in their community. “Citizens academies are an excellent way to educate residents, build positive relationships and increase communication between city government officials and citizens, as well as inspire future municipal leaders,” Florida League of Cities.

 The eight week program begins with a welcome and introduction to municipal government, City Council, the City Manager, Public Records, Communications and Leisure Services. Other Department overviews will include Utilities, including a tour of the Dyal Water Treatment Facility, the Fire and Police Departments, Community Services, Public Works, and Finance. Participants will conclude the program with a special graduation ceremony at the April 8, 2020 Cocoa City Council Meeting.

 For more information on how to get involved with the City of Cocoa’s Citizens Academy, please visit the Cocoa Citizens Academy website. You can also reach out to the Public Relations Specialist, at (321) 433-8685 or by emailing Samantha Senger.

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Cocoa Council Meetings

Cocoa City Council meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm at City Hall located at 65 Stone Street.

Cocoa City Council

Cocoa City Council, Deputy Mayor Brenda Warner, Councilman Alex Goins, Mayor Jake Williams, Jr., Coi
  1. Alex Goins

    Deputy Mayor - District 1
    Phone: 321-474-4923

  2. Brenda Warner

    Councilmember - District 2
    Phone: 321-543-6609

  3. Jake Williams, Jr.

    Phone: 321-474-6789

  4. Don Boisvert

    Councilman - District 3
    Phone: 321-403-9173

  5. Lorraine Koss

    Councilwoman - District 4
    Phone: 321-474-8445

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Cocoa Gives Back

  1. Cocoa Fire Pink Shirt for Breast Cancer Awareness
  2. Cocoa/Rockledge Food Drive
  3. Cocoa Fire Turkey Drive
  4. Cocoa Police Annual Toy Drive

Shirts are $15 and are on sale for the month of October at Fire Station 1 (1740 Dixon Blvd.) and Cocoa City Hall (65 Stone St.).