Nov 03

Daylan Harris - Special Event Volunteer

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 3:55 PM by Samantha Senger

Daylan Harris is a 14 year old resident of Cocoa. He has been volunteering for the Leisure Services division ever since his mother started working for that division three years ago. He just began his freshman year at Rockledge High School, yet he already has over 120 volunteer hours. He's worked day and night helping out Leisure Services with events at the Civic Center. This work includes setting up tables, chairs, and barricades, keeping the Civic Center and Porcher House clean, and maintaining Riverfront Park.  

His goal is to earn scholarships through programs like Bright Futures, Take Stock in Children, and the Cocoa Police Athletic League, but what really motivates him is simply a strong desire to help out and contribute to his community. His work brings him a sense of accomplishment, and fosters leadership, organizational skills, and a willingness to help out.  

Volunteering isn't the only area where Mr. Harris excels. He's a member of the Boy Scouts of America. He plays basketball and runs track. He's been awarded the male athletics scholar and the presidential award at McNair Magnet Middle School. More recently, he's also been awarded a two year scholarship to any Florida School from Take Stock In Children. He truly is an outstanding member of our community. His future is bright, and it is certain he will go on to accomplish great things.  

-Guest article written by Cocoa Works graduate, Julisa Doyle
Jun 15

Ralph Perrone - 2017 Volunteer of the Year

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 10:23 AM by Samantha Senger

Ralph Perrone
Community businessman and real estate investor, Ralph Perrone, who has served over 600 hours this year alone for the Cocoa Police Department as an Auxiliary Officer, was unanimously chosen by the Cocoa City Council as the 2017 City of Cocoa Volunteer of the year. 

The week of April 24-28th is recognized nationally as a week to thank and recognize volunteers who give their time, talent, and support for our communities.  The five members of the Cocoa City Council each year select one of the over 125 volunteers for the city as the Volunteer of the Year and recognizes them at a Council Meeting. 

Ralph was sworn in early 2015 as an Auxiliary Officer with the Cocoa Police Department.  In his duties as Auxiliary Officer, Perrone assists with community events and patrols.  Perrone is also a board member for Cocoa Community First, the non-profit organization that raises funds for the Cocoa Police Department’s many youth and community outreach efforts including playing an instrumental role in the Breakfast with the Chief fundraiser.  Perrone’s dedication and commitment to our community is truly appreciated.
Apr 03

Nancy Elliott - Board of Adjustment

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 9:01 AM by Samantha Senger

Nancy Elliott was originally a member of the U.S. 1 RDA from April 2011 through May 2015 and was appointed to the Board of Adjustment in May 2014 to present.  

Nancy is not only a dedicated property owner in the Cocoa Village community, she is a dedicated volunteer not only for the City of Cocoa but also for the Historic Cocoa Village Association and for the ArtBeatz bench art program.
Nancy’s property on the corner of Harrison Street and Delannoy Avenue always has beautiful flowers and landscaping due to Nancy’s commitment to the community.  She is on the board of the Historic Cocoa Village Association and assists with many community events such as BBQ and Blues and the Cocoa Village Craft Fairs.  

This past year, Nancy has worked as one of the original members of the bench art program in Cocoa Village called ArtBeatz.  She has sponsored some of the benches in Taylor Park and has worked to grow the movement over the last year to include electrical boxes and murals.  
Nancy is a dedicated volunteer for Cocoa and for our community.

Nancy Elliott