List of Past ~ Current City Officials

The City Officials page reflects names of Mayors, Town/City  Managers, Town/City  Clerks, Fire Chiefs, Treasurers, Town Marshals and Police Chiefs who have served the Citizens of Cocoa Beach. 

 Mayor - Commissioner

Dates of Service   Name
1925 - 1931 1
1931 - 1934 2
James A. Haisten Sr.
1934 - 1950 3
1950 - 1956 4

Herbert LaRoche

1956 5 Harold R. Kistler Jr.
1956 - 1960 6
Sidney P. Fisher
1960 - 1967 6
1963 - 1972 8
1971 - 1975 9
1975 - 1978 10
John M. Moore Jr.
1978 - 1984 11
1984 - 1993 12
1993  - 1999 13
1999 - 2002 14
2002 - 2012 15
2012- Current 16 Dave Netterstrom
 
1 Harold Kistler was appointed mayor in 1956 but resigned to pursue business opportunities outside the City.  Sidney Fischer was selected to fulfill his term.

2 Sidney Fisher became the last appointed mayor when he took over for Kistler.  He was also the first elected mayor, winning the March 1957 mayor election.  Prior to 1957, mayors were elected as commissioners and then appointed by a majority commission vote. 

 

Town and City Attorneys

Dates of Service   Name
1948 - 1955 1 Russell Snow (Town Attorney)
1956 - 1958 2 Thurman Justice (Town Attorney)
1958 - 1961 3 Bill Irvin
1962 4 Leon Stromire
1962 - 1965 5 Frank Wolfe
1965 - 1968 6 Tom Warriner
1967 - 1998 7 Bill Weller
1999 8 Paul Gougelman
2000 - 2002 9 Nicholas Tsamoutales
2002 - Current 10 Skip Fowler

 

Town and City Managers

Dates of Service   Name
1955 - 1957 1 Rodney S. Ketcham (Town Manager)
1958 - 1961 2 James V. Doyle Jr.
1961 - 1965 3 Jerry A. Singer
1965 - 1968 4 John J. Gray
1968 5 Thomas Sprowl (Acting)
1968 - 1972 Thomas Sprowl
1972 6 Bruce E. Parsons (Acting)
1972 - 1974 7 Harold A. Gesell
1974 8 Bruce E. Parsons (Acting)
1974 9 William D. Williams
1974 - 1977 10 Kathleen D. Wright
1977 11 James E. Smith (Acting)
1977 - 1984 12 Elly Johnson
1984 13 James E. Smith (Acting)
1984 - 1989   James E. Smith
1989 - 1992 14 William  Ryan
1992 - 1993 15 Robert Walker (Acting)
1993 - 1998 16 Mark Eckert
1998 - 2012 17 Charles J. Billias / A.J. Hutson, Assistant City Manager (2000 - Current)
2012-Current 18 Robert (Bob) Majka, Jr.

 

Town and  City Clerks

Dates of Service   Name
1925 1 John D. Shepard (Elected Clerk)
1925 2 J. J. McCormick (Town Clerk)
1925 - 1948 3 Eva O. Pulsipher (Town Clerk)
1948 - 1953 4 J.B. Morton (Town Clerk)
1953 - 1955 5 Eva D. Berghult (Town Clerk)
1955 - 1957 6 Rodney S. Ketcham (Town Clerk)
1957 - 1958 7 Kathryn Caldwell
1958 8 John Fitzgerald
1959 - 1974 9 Kathleen D. Wright
1974 - 1986 10 Olive Harness
1987 - 1993 11 Donna R. Bender/Archer
1993 - Current 12 Loredana Kalaghchy

 

Fire Chiefs

Dates of Service   Name
1963 - 1967 1 Charlie Long *
1968 - 1971 2 E.V. Fretwell
1972 - 1973 3 Dan Phillips
1974 - 1975 4 Robert Lee
1976 - 1978 5 Cliff Batz
1979 - 1993 6 Robert Walker
1993 - 2005 7 Ron Williams
2005 - 2010 8 Scott Shear
2011 9 Ryan Duckworth
*Prior to 1963, the City had a volunteer Fire Department

 

Treasurers/Finance Directors

Dates of Service   Name
1925 - 1926 1 W. C. Dixon
1926 2 T. D. Jennings
1926 - 1931 3 Frank J. G. Pulsipher
1931 - 1937 4 Jeannie L. Haisten
1937 - 1947 5 Anna B. Witter
1947 - 1958 6 Leona M. Pearce
1958 - 1959 7 Kathryn Caldwell
1959 - 1965 8 Kathleen D. Wright
1965 - 1968 9 Joel Lanken
1968 - 1975 10 Kathleen D. Wright
1975 - 1977 11 Frank Freeland
1977 - 1980 12 Kenneth Killgore
1980 - 1989 13 William Ryan
1989 - 1993 14 Bud Emerson
1993 - 1998 15 Janice Bourne
1998 - 2007 16 Kenneth Killgore
2007-Current 17 Charles Holland

 

Town Marshals 

Dates of Service Name
1925 J. S. Kaigler, Cliff Montsdeoca (part time), Dwight Pierce (part-time)
1948 - 1954 Wayne C. Headley, Thomas Cardwell, L.D. Brady, H. Robert Blair

 

Police Chiefs

Dates of Service   Name
1962 1 William J. Tomkiel
1962 2 William Walker
1962 - 1978 3 Bruce E. Parsons
1978 - 1979 4 Olie Bedell
1980 - 1986 5 Robert E. Wicker
1986 - 1993 6 Frank Hutson
1993 - 1997 7 Robert Walker
1997 -  2006 8 James Scragg
2006 - 2012 9 Bryan Holmes
2012 - current 10 Arthur "Buddy" Ayres