City Commission

The City of Cocoa Beach has a City Commission - City Manager form of government, agreed on by the citizens on June 19, 1958. The City Commission is the legislative branch of City Government and is responsible for enacting policy. The City Manager administers policy as the executive officer of the city.

Five Commission members, one of which is the Mayor, are elected at-large by the voters of Cocoa Beach to serve for a four-year term. The Mayor presides at all meetings and performs duties delegated to the Mayor by the City Charter and City Commission. The Vice-Mayor is elected yearly by the City Commission at the annual organizational meeting, held after an election.

City Commission meetings:

  • are on the first and third Thursday of each month, at 7:00 p.m.
  • held in Commission Room (located on the first floor of City Hall- 2 South Orlando Avenue.)
  • are open to the public.

For Agenda items:

  • to submit an item for the agenda, complete form (PDF) and submit to the City Manager's office by 2:00 pm, Tuesday the week prior to the Meeting, or
  • to speak on agenda items, complete a speaker card to address the Commission.

Meet Our Cocoa Beach City Commission

Mayor Ben Malik, Seat 1 (Term expires November 2020)

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Elected as Mayor 2016, Mayor Ben Malik is originally from Boca Raton, Florida. He has resided in Cocoa Beach since 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Florida. He had a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Master Degree. He works for a community bank as VP/Area Relationship Manager. He is married and has two children.

Commissioner Ed Martinez, Seat 2 (Term expires November 2020)

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Elected as Commissioner 2016. He is an Information Systems Security Officer and a local business owner. He is a father, husband, surfer and hard working engineer. His leadership skills were honed from the military and technical management programs. He is a board member of the Cocoa Beach Main Street and chairman of the Promotions Committee. He continuously strives to get involved in any projects or community events, such as the Cocoa Beach Art Show. As a business owner he is aware that there needs to be a balance between business growth and maintaining the small town lifestyle we all love.

Commissioner Karalyn Woulas, Seat 3 (Term expires November 2020) 

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Elected as Commissioner in 2016, has been a resident of Cocoa Beach since 2008. She holds a have a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Florida Institute of Technology, obtained in 2002. She is employed at United Space Alliance as a Federal GS-12 Electrical Engineer for the Navy's SSP(Strategic Systems Program) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. She manages 2 musical bands with her being the lead singer and guitar player. She was elected on November 2016 as Commissioner for Seat 3. Her interests lie in improving the City and preserving its assets. She believes in preserving the small town lifestyle and also promoting commerce in order to maintain the lifestyle that we as citizens of Cocoa Beach live for today.

Commissioner Skip Williams, Seat 4 (Term expires November 2018) 

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Elected as Commissioner in 2007, Commissioner Williams, is originally from Indian River County, Florida, He is a resident of the City since 1986. He is a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology and holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree, and a Master Degree in Engineering Management from University of Central Florida. He works for NASA in the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program. He has served as the Chairperson of the Cocoa Beach Waterways and Wildlife Board. He is a graduate of the Cocoa Beach Citizen's Academy and a member of the Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). His affiliations include being a volunteer for Keep Brevard Beautiful, a member of Christian Surfers Cocoa Beach and attends Calvary Chapel Surfside.

Commissioner Mike Miller, Seat 5 (Term expires November 2018) 

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Elected in November 2014, Commissioner Miller is originally from Dayton, Ohio. He is a resident of the City since 2012. He is a graduate of Miami (Ohio) University, and is a Registered Architect in Florida. He is a graduate of the Cocoa Beach Citizen's Academy. He has served on the Planning Board as the Chairperson. His affiliations include being a volunteer for SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders).

Contacting Our Commission

City of Cocoa Beach
P.O. Box 322430
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32932-2430
Phone: 321-868-3206/868-3201
Fax: 321-868-3226
Email all Commission Members