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Cocoa's Community Newsletter


Issue 133 - 2nd Quarter 2019

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Summer Youth Employment Program


Cocoa Works Now Accepting Applications for Paid Opportunities

The City of Cocoa is now accepting applications for the Cocoa Works Summer Youth Employment Program. Cocoa Works has twelve (12) opportunities available for all eligible Cocoa High School Juniors and Seniors that reside in the
City of Cocoa limits. The program gives our youth the opportunity to learn about and engage in their local government while gaining the experience needed to start a successful career.
All students will be placed in positions within the City of Cocoa for a five (5) week long, twenty-five (25) hour per week, paid internship funded through the City of Cocoa and in partnership with CareerSource Brevard. Opportunities are
available throughout the City including: Information Technology, Public Relations and Marketing, Records Technician, Human Resources, Administration, Utilities and Public Works.
For more information on the Cocoa Works program, please contact CareerSource Brevard at (321) 394-0696 or jbauer@careersourcebrevard.com or visit our Cocoa Works website. Applications are due no later than May 3, 2019 with the program scheduled start date of June 17, 2019.

Pet Oxygen Masks Donated to Cocoa Fire Department

Invisible Fence of Florida Donates the Life-Saving Equipment
to Help Save Thousands of Pets That are Involved in Fires Each Year


Invisible Fence of Florida is donating life-saving pet oxygen masks to the Cocoa Fire Department on behalf of Invisible
Fence Brand’s Project Breathe
Program.

Each year, it’s estimated that more than 40,000 pets die in fires, most succumbing to smoke inhalation. The reality in most cases is that first responders lack the equipment to resuscitate and save these animals. Programs like Project Breathe are addressing this issue.

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Habitat for Humanity Female Veteran's Home Build Project


Championed by the Diamond Square Community Redevelopment Agency and Staff, (Diamond Square CRA) granted Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. (HFHBC) six lots and $10,000 for each lot for homes to be built on Whaley Street in the Diamond Square redevelopment area. These homes will be constructed for low-income, female veterans who live in Brevard County to move to Cocoa and own their own home. A ground breaking ceremony was held with members of Cocoa City Council
and staff on hand, who were able to donate addtional money raised during the January Annual Economic Development Update Breakfast. For more information on this great project, visit the Brevard Habitat for Humanity website.

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City Offices are closed on the following dates:



Memorial Day


Monday, May 27, 2019

Independence Day


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Labor Day


Monday, Sept. 2, 2019

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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 (from left to right in the picture below):

Cocoa City Council

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

    Councilman - District 1
    Phone: 321-474-4923

  2. Brenda Warner

    Deputy Mayor - District 2
    Phone: 321-543-6609

  3. Jake Williams, Jr.

    Mayor
    Phone: 321-474-6789

  4. Don Boisvert

    Councilman - District 3
    Phone: 321-403-9173

  5. Lorraine Koss

    Councilwoman - District 4
    Phone: 321-604-1879