Cocoa's Community Newsletter
Issue 136 - 1st Quarter 2020
City offices are closed on the following dates:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 20, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
2020 Mayor's Fitness Challenge
Join the challenge to make Cocoa the 2020 Most Fit City
The City of Cocoa is once again participating in the Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge. This eight week challenge has eleven different cities competing for the title of 2020 Most Fit City in Brevard County.
Citizens can register to participate with #TeamCocoa by visiting United Way Brevard and registering with the City of Cocoa beginning Monday, December 9, 2019. Registration is ongoing throughout the entire challenge. The challenge kicks off on Saturday, February 1, 2020 with an event at Viera Regional Soccer Pavilion beginning at 9 am. You do not have to attend the kick-off event to participate in the challenge. The challenge runs through March 27, 2020 with participants logging their daily exercise minutes each week.
The Challenge also includes a “Great Weight-Off” component. The individual top weight loser (calculated by percentage of weight lost) during the 8-weeks will win a $500 cash prize. There will be a top female winner and a top male winner. All participants of the "Great Weight-Off" must be weighed in at a Health First facility between January 20 and January 31st.
There is no cost to participate in this challenge. Join #TeamCocoa today to help us become the 2020 Most Fit City in Brevard County.
You can visit the 2020 Mayor’s Fitness Challenge website for more information.
Cocoa High Chorus Director Receives National Honor
In recognition of her excellence in teaching and impact on young singers, Dr. Misty Martinez of Cocoa High School, Cocoa, Florida, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Music Educator Award by the Barbershop Harmony Society and NAfME, The National Association for Music Education.
“I love what I do. My students amaze, humble, and most of all, TEACH me every single day," said Dr. Martinez. Read more about the recognition at the Barbershop Harmony Society website.
Cocoa Board/Committee Feature:
Utilities Advisory Board
The City of Cocoa has a number of various boards and committees comprised of residents, business owners and others to assist City Council in their decision making processes. It is also a great way for residents to engage with and learn more about their local government.
The Utilities Advisory Board was established in 1990 to advise the Cocoa City Council on matters related to the Cocoa Utility System and meets quarterly at Cocoa City Hall on the fourth Tuesday (January/April/July/October) at 6pm.
If you are interested in sitting on the Utilities Advisory Board, please visit get more information about the board and complete a board member application at our Utilities Advisory Board website.
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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.
Alex GoinsDeputy Mayor - District 1Phone: 321-474-4923
Brenda WarnerCouncilmember - District 2Phone: 321-543-6609
Jake Williams, Jr.MayorPhone: 321-474-6789
Don BoisvertCouncilman - District 3Phone: 321-403-9173
Lorraine KossCouncilwoman - District 4Phone: 321-474-8445