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.”
Oct 05

Jennifer Riggs

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 1:15 PM by Rachel Horst

Jennifer Riggs has served on the Sustainability Advisory Committee for over two years as Chair of that committee spearheading the development of Cocoa’s first ever Sustainability Plan. She also graduated from Cocoa’s first Citizens Academy this past May where she learned all about the various departments and workings of her local government. “During the last two years, Jennifer Riggs has worked tirelessly, contributing hundreds of hours of her professional skill sets, to lead the development of Cocoa' s Sustainability Plan. Her service is exemplary and novel since no other committee has ever been tasked with producing a work product. It was done professionally and leveraged the talents and expertise of other committee members, several of which are professionals in different facets of environmental management. If we had gone out to bid for the development of a sustainability plan, it would have cost us tens of thousands of dollars. Ms. Riggs has taken this challenge seriously, establishing deadlines and meeting objectives. The draft product currently being circulated with staff will put Cocoa on a sustainable path. It will make us more storm prepared, environmentally friendly and elevate us as a municipal leader on the Space Coast,” said District 4 Councilwoman, Lorraine Koss.Jennifer Riggs with citizens academy group