September 28, 2021

Cocoa Councilman Lavander Hearn Appointed to the Young Elected Municipal Officials Advisory Council

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District 2 Cocoa City Councilmember, Lavander Hearn has been appointed as a member of the Florida League of Cities Young Elected Municipal Officials Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of about 20 emerging leaders, all under the age of 40, that will provide insight and information to the Florida League of Cities on tailoring programming best suited to the needs of younger elected officials and how to better reach, engage and serve those members.

“I am honored to receive this appointment which shows the dedication not only myself, but other members of the Cocoa City Council have for the Cocoa community. We are committed to improving public service in our community and having the opportunity to network with other emerging leaders will provide me opportunities to continually learn and improve our city,” said District 2 Councilmember Lavander Hearn.  

Hearn, who was raised in Cocoa and is an alumni of Cocoa High School, was elected in November 2020 to serve the residents in District 2. He is also a Brevard County Firefighter/EMT and substitute teacher for Brevard Public Schools.

The Council, which is chaired by City of Titusville Councilmember Sarah Stoeckel, provides young municipal leaders from throughout Florida with the opportunity to network, share best practices and participate in targeted trainings.


About the City of Cocoa

The City of Cocoa is a community of 19,328 located in the heart of Brevard County along the Space Coast of Florida.  Incorporated in 1895, Cocoa is one of the original communities in the County.  The City of Cocoa has a Council/Manager form of government where the Council, made up of elected officials, makes policy decisions, and the staff, led by the City Manager, implements them.  Cocoa is also a Regional Water Utility System that serves a majority of the residents in Central and North Brevard County.  The mission of Cocoa’s government is “To enrich the quality of life for our unique and diverse community by delivering Professional, Responsive, Innovative, Dedicated and Exceptional public services!”  Serving our community with P.R.I.D.E.  Visit our website at

About the Florida League of Cities

Founded in 1922, the Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to promote local self-government and serve the needs of Florida’s cities, which are formed and governed by their citizens. The League believes in “Local Voices Making Local Choices,” which focuses on the impact citizens and city leaders have in improving Florida’s communities. For more information, visit

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