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Cocoa's Community Newsletter

Issue 134 - 3rd Quarter 2019

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City Offices are closed on the following dates:

Labor Day

Monday, Sept. 2, 2019

Veteran's Day

Monday, November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Cocoa High Chorus montage, choir on risers, choir on stage at Cocoa memorial day celebration, choir

Chorus Fundraiser, August 10

Cocoa High Chorus hosting a fundraising concert at the Playhouse

Big things are in light for Cocoa High School. After receiving ‘overall superior’ for many of their high school choral MPAs, Music Performance Assessments, this group of students has made a name for themselves.
This special batch of singers were more than talented enough to make it to Florida’s Vocal Association’s State MPA, a first for their chorus in almost over 40 years. Since
then, they have been formally invited to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City, October 12-15, to perform at the “National Fall Sing Remembering 9/11,” an opportunity only so few receive. In being the only school selected to perform in them state of Florida, this trip, for many students, is their first. This once in a lifetime opportunity is a very exclusive event that only the best of the best are invited.
Musical lead, Dr. Misty Martinez, and her group of 50 students are in awe of the request of their talents, but the only thing necessary for them to attend is the
money needed for this trip. They have the gift, but holding them back is the financial aspect. The total for 50 students and six chaperones is $85,000, which is $1,500 per
person. Of that amount, $33,000 has been raised with the help of the community and with their many fundraising efforts.
In their pursuit to further raise money, the Cocoa High chorus is holding a fundraising concert on August 10th at the Cocoa Village Playhouse at 2:00 pm. Tickets are priced at only $25 and can be purchased through the Cocoa Village Playhouse box office. For more information on how to donate, visit Cocoa High School Chorus' GoFundMe page.
-Written by Public Relations Assistant, Makenzie Toler

Help Us Save the Lagoon

Preserve the Indian River Lagoon by reducing nutrient laden runoff during the summer months. This means NO phosphorus and NO nitrogen fertilizer application during this span. The City of Cocoa is committed to the summer fertilization ban. Join the movement to help save our Lagoon!

Flyer saying Summer Fertilization Ban June 1-September 30. Help us preserve the Indian River Lagoon

Cocoa Students Get Career Experience with Summer Program

The City of Cocoa’s Cocoa Works program, which was open to high
school students, was designed to create opportunities for young
adults now, in order for the students to gain experience in a fulfilling
Cocoa Works collage with female student at desk, male student working with metal works, and another

New Customer Service Hours Begin July 15th

In an effort to provide quality customer service to our water utility customers, the Customer Service Division hours of operation will be changing to 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday effective July 15th, 2019. This change will allow employees to better serve residents and customers by responding to time sensitive customer concerns, complete Finance Division daily tasks, contact customers to follow up on concerns, and assist remaining customers in the lobby and in the call queue prior to close of business. Water Customer service can be reached by phone at (321) 433-8400 or by email at customerservice@cocoafl.org. Many documents and FAQ’s can be found on our Water Customer Service page.
citizens standing in queue at customer service window

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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 (pictured 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.

    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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