Matthew Ford is a 16 year veteran of the City of Cocoa Board of Adjustment and the 2016 recipient of Cocoa’s Volunteer of the Year award.
In the month of April, the City of Cocoa celebrated National Volunteer Appreciation week by hosting an annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Each year the city hosts this luncheon for all of its volunteers to thank them for their hard work throughout the year. At the luncheon, the Volunteer of the Year, which was voted on by City Council, was announced.
Mr. Ford is a Florida native whose work ethic was instilled in him at an early age when he had to go to work to help support his family after the passing of his father. He served proudly in the Army where he fought in the Korean War and was honorably discharged. Mr. Ford is a multiple award recipient for his involvement with AMVETS and is also an active member of the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Ford’s son, Patrick was able to attend the luncheon for his special recognition. Mr. Ford’s favorite quote is “No one ever gave me anything in life but a hard time!”