Mayor Jake Williams, Jr.

Mayor Jake Williams, Jr. is married with three children and eight grand children.  He is a disabled veteran, Sergeant in the United States Air Force stationed at Charleston, S.C. Air Force Base for seven years.  Mayor Williams retired from Kennedy Space Center after 27 years as a propellant/pneumatic technician for Sierra Lobo, Inc.  Mayor Williams has a degree in Business Administration and Criminal Justice Management and a General Business Certificate.

Mayor Williams served on the Cocoa Code Enforcement Board from 1998-2004 where he then stepped down to serve two terms on the Cocoa City Council from 2004 to 2012.  During those terms on Cocoa City Council, he served as Deputy Mayor in 2007-2008 and 2010-2011.  After Mayor Williams served his two full terms, he ran for Mayor in the 2018 Election and was elected to serve out a two-year term for the position.  In addition, Mayor Williams served on the Cocoa RDA, Council Liaison to the Code Enforcement Board and Planning and Zoning Board.  He also represented the City on the Transportation and Planning Organization for Brevard County and served on the board for the Cocoa Y.M.C.A.  

Other committee appointments include:
  • 2007-2008 Florida League of Cities Home Rule Committee
  • 2008-2009 Florida League of Cities Growth Management Committee
  • 2009-2010 Florida League of Cities Urban Administration
  • 2010-2011 Florida League of Cities Chair of the Urban Administration, Legislative Committee, Advocacy Committee and the Keys to the City Task Force
  • 2011-2012 Reappointed as Chair of the Urban Administration Committee, Legislative and Advocacy Committees