April 23, 2020
To the Cocoa Beach Community:
As we continue to move forward in these changing times, it is never too early to say “thank you” to so many making a difference in our community. So at the risk of leaving someone out, and please forgive us if we do, here goes!
First of all, thank you to the citizens and businesses of our community who have shown such incredible generosity and genuine caring for so many impacted by the Virus and its subsequent effects. You truly have reflected the best in our community!
To our healthcare workers who have served on the frontlines, often to your own detriment, our appreciation runs deeps and we are very grateful. To those in our grocery and convenience stores and restaurants, who continue to provide access to food and other products, we see what you are doing and we are thankful for the access you provide for our daily needs.
For our public safety employees, Police and Fire, we are thankful that you are keeping our community safe during a time when many are experiencing fear of the uncertain. To the balance of our City employees who are continuing to move the city forward, all of us will be asked to do more with less and we know we are up to the challenge!
There are others to be thanked, and many often unseen, but we appreciate all of you and what you do for the citizens of this community!
City of Cocoa Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
FPL Brevard County Emergency Management
Spectrum Brevard County Health Department
Waste Management United Way
Keep Brevard Beautiful Brevard County Fire Rescue
Food Banks (too many to list) Brevard County Lifeguards
SCAT (Public Transportation) Brevard County Public Schools
City of Cape Canaveral Meals on Wheels
Cocoa Beach Post Office Florida Fish and Wildlife
Hotels for essential workers Florida Marine Patrol
Finally, we want to thank members of our faith community for your calls, emails, and texts of encouragement. We will get through this time and we believe together we will come out stronger on the other side. It is difficult to see the rainbow when you are in the middle of the storm, but at the end of the day, so many are a part of spreading the message of HOPE FOR THE FUTURE!!
Ben Malik, Mayor
Mike Miller, Vice-Mayor
Ed Martinez, Commissioner
Skip Williams, Commissioner
Karalyn Woulas, Commissioner
James P. McKnight, City Manager