- 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 the online form 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
Meet Our Cocoa Beach City Commission
Mayor Ben Malik, Seat 1 (Term expires November 2020)
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Elected as Mayor in 2016, Ben Malik is originally from Boca Raton, Florida, but has called Cocoa Beach home since 2007. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and went on to receive his Masters in Business Administration. Currently, the Mayor works for a community bank as a Vice President/Area Relationship Manager. Mayor Malik is also a proud husband and father of two.
Commissioner Ed Martinez, Seat 2 (Term expires November 2020)
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Elected as Commissioner in 2016, Ed Martinez works as an Information Systems Security Officer and is proud to call himself a Cocoa Beach Business Owner. His leadership skills were honed in the military and technical management programs. As a community member he strives to be involved community projects and events - Cocoa Beach Art Show, is a member of the Cocoa Beach Mainstreet and Chairman of the Promotions Committee. Commission Martinez is not all work and no play though; he is a proud father, husband, and surfer. 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, Karalyn Woulas has been a resident of Cocoa Beach since 2008. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering, as well as a Bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology which she obtained in 2002. Currently, she is employed as an Electrical Engineer for the Navy’s Strategic Systems Program at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. In her spare time she manages two musical bands as the lead singer and guitar player. Her interests lie in improving the City and preserving the small town lifestyle, while 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 2022)
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Elected as Commissioner in 2007, Skip Williams is originally from Indian River County, Florida and has been a resident of Cocoa Beach since 1986. He holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Central Florida. Currently employed at NASA, he works in the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program. Commission Williams takes an active role in community programs, having served as the Chairperson of the Cocoa Beach waterways and Wildlife Board, graduated from the Cocoa Beach Citizen’s Academy, and is a member of the Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). His affiliations include: volunteering for Keep Brevard Beautiful; member of Christian Surfer Cocoa Beach; attends Calvary Chapel Surfside.
Commissioner Mike Miller, Seat 5 (Term expires November 2022)
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Elected in 2017, Commissioner Miller is originally from Dayton, Ohio, but began calling Cocoa Beach home in 2012. He is a graduate of Miami (Ohio) University and is a Registered Architect in Florida. Commissioner Miller has graduated from the Cocoa Beach Citizen’s Academy and has served as a Chairperson on the Cocoa Beach Planning Board. 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 or 321-868-3201