Ed 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.