Jun 18

Captain Ed Lanni - Longtime Community Volunteer

Posted on June 18, 2021 at 11:26 AM by Rachel Horst

capt ed in uniformEd Lanni has been a long time resident and volunteer of the City of Cocoa. Captain Ed as he is affectionately called, has volunteered on a number of different boards and committees. Most recently he served on the Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency which he joined in 1998, until he stepped down this past May. Captain Ed was
instrumental in the development of the Cocoa Village Main Street program and served with that board for many years as well.
Several years ago, Cocoa City Council declared May 11th (Captain Ed’s birthday) as Captain Ed Day in the City of Cocoa. Each year the City honors and recognizes Captain Lanni on this day for his continued support and dedication to the City of Cocoa. In October 2020, the T-Dock at Lee Wenner Park was named after Captain Lanni and an official dedication ceremony was held.
Captain Ed is a faithful and dedicated community leader and volunteer and a loved and respected citizen of the City of Cocoa. He is also a retired Master Mariner who served passionately in the United States Merchant Marines.
Captain Ed is a staple in the Cocoa Community and we are honored to recognize him in the volunteer spotlight for his tireless commitment to our community and for always stepping up to volunteer when needed. Thank you for your commitment Captain Ed.
Mar 26

Community Clean-up Events

Posted on March 26, 2021 at 4:43 PM by Rachel Horst

photo of Mayor Michael C. Blake and councilmembers in front of bags of trash after clean upThere have been a number of community
 cleanup events held where a number of volunteers have come out to keep Cocoa beautiful.

The Cocoa Rotary Club adopted Provost Park and holds a regular cleanup event where members join together to keep that park clean of trash and debris.

District 2 Councilman, Lavander Hearn held a community cleanup event along Fiske Blvd in February where members of the community and City Council came out to help pickup trash along the heavily trafficked roadway.

A Cocoa Village Chapter of Keep Brevard Beautiful has been established to hold regular cleanup events in the Cocoa Village area.

In April, the City of Cocoa will be participating in the annual Keep Brevard Beautiful (KBB) Trash Bash event. Groups of no more than ten people can register through KBB’s mobile app for a location in the City and pick up and log trash through the app on April 3rd or 4th. The City of Cocoa will be competing against other municipalities in Brevard to see who can recruit the most volunteers and pick up the most trash. The City of Cocoa has won this event for many years and we need your help to keep that
tradition going. Sign up your group today for a location in Cocoa!
Dec 16

Marci Davis

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 4:45 PM by Rachel Horst

Marci Davis is a lifelong resident of Cocoa and a proud graduate of Cocoa High School. In 2014, she earned a bachelor's degree in human resources from Barry University. She is currently the Operations Manager at Celebration Tabernacle where she has
worked since 2010.
Davis became a Volunteer Cop (VCOP) in February, 2020, where she has served the city well, and was recently named VCOP of the 3rd Quarter. “I love serving my community and being actively involved,” she said. “My experience as a VCOP has broadened my understanding of what our community needs.”
As a VCOP, Davis is part of a team that patrols local neighborhoods, assists with special events throughout the city, conducts house checks for residents and business owners on vacation, and assists police officers and city staff with whatever duties are requested. Davis embraces her role as an opportunity to help others and provide support where needed. Since taking on the role, Davis describes a newfound awareness and ability to identify where help is needed and how to connect people to resources that can have a positive life changing impact. “I encourage anyone who wants to make a difference to participate in the VCOP program,” she said. “You are literally joining forces with a group of people whose mission is to help others, which helps bring strength and unity to Marci Davis with another officer and kids in shopping cartour wonderful city.”