LORRAINE KOSS, Candidate for Cocoa City Council

A non-partisan race about issues that can improve our every day lives in Cocoa. 

CAMPAIGN UPDATES & EVENTS

ABOUT ME

My name is Lorraine Koss.  I'm running for Cocoa City Council District 4 because I love Cocoa and have a vision to make it shine with clean jobs, storm preparedness, a healthy Lagoon, and vibrant arts community.  I want to see us bridge our divides and make all citizens feel inspired to act for the Good of Cocoa.


Cocoa’s historic and waterfront settings, space industries, central-Florida-hub location, and the Indian River Lagoon, all make it possible for Cocoa to be one of the most beautiful and prosperous small cities anywhere!    We can all share in a clean, bright, sustainable future that we create together for the Good of Cocoa.  


With 30 years working in the water environment, a Master in Environmental Management degree and life experience as a spouse, military mother, and volunteer leader I want to work with you for the Good of Cocoa.

MY TOP ISSUES

Solar jobs can't be shipped overseas.

Healthy Lagoon

  • Promote stewardship and leverage partnerships to create resources for restoration.

Smart Growth

  • Develop a waterfront that is vibrant, accessible, storm resilient, and Lagoon friendly.
  • Affordable and Fair Housing through incentives for mixed use development and redevelopment. 
  • Enhance the historic character of Cocoa Village and build on its art community.
  • Green our neighborhoods, restore Tree City USA status, more parks!

Clean Jobs

  • Collaborate to create vocational training for clean, green, tech, and solar jobs so our children can find good work here.
  • Recruit a cluster of solar and related companies.
  • Establish PACE and SELF financing programs for solar adoption.

Local government that's responsive 

  • We deserve better and increased communication that encourages citizen involvement in the public process. 
  • Let every citizen be seen, heard, and inspired for the Good of Cocoa.

MY INVOLVEMENT

  • Brevard County Save the Indian River Lagoon, Citizens Oversight Committee, Chair 2017
  • Cocoa Sustainability Advisory Committee, Founder/Chair
  • Cocoa Utilities Advisory Board, Chair 2014-2018
  • Space Coast League of Women Voters Board Member, 2016-2018
  • Organizer of Space Coast Solar Co-Op
  • Master Gardener, Lagoon Friendly Landscape certified
  • Advocate for government transparency and social justice


ENDORSEMENTS

  • Space Coast  AFL-CIO
  • IBEW Local Union 606 (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)
  • LIUNA (Labors International Union North America)
  • Sierra Club  


LORRAINE'S BIO

Lorraine has demonstrated dedication and leadership to Cocoa through her service as Chair of the Brevard County Save the Lagoon Citizen Oversight Committee.  She is the founder and chair of  Cocoa's Sustainability Advisory Committee to develop a sustainability and resiliency plan for the city.  From 2014-2018, she chaired Cocoa’s Utility Advisory Board.  In 2016, she led the League of Women Voter's initiative to organize the FL SUN (Solar United Neighborhoods) Space Coast co-op, recruiting more than 270 participants.  


Lorraine's career spans 30 years in the water environment. Most recently she  served as the Deputy Director for the U.S. Water Alliance where she worked with municipalities on water quality, quantity and stormwater management.  Previously she worked for the Water Environment Federation developing communication and education programs for water utilities throughout the United States.  


Lorraine has a Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Trinity University and a Master in Environmental Management from Duke Univerrsity.   Her husband grew up in Brevard and works at Kennedy Space Center. She grew up in Minnesota.  They have two sons (She is a proud Military Mom), one grandson, and a zen cat named Luna.  Lorraine loves teaching yoga, gardening, and making a difference in Cocoa.  

THE CAMPAIGN TEAM

Jenny Lovitt Riggs, Campaign Manager

Linda Dolphin, Campaign Treasurer

Jane Naylor, Campaign Coach

Lawrence Koss, Top-notch Supporter


Advisors, volunteers, and anyone with ideas for the Good of Cocoa are welcome to join us. Please drop me an email at Koss4Cocoa@gmail.com.

Contact Us

Lorraine Koss

Write me or call.  I'd like to know the changes you want to see - for the Good of Cocoa.

Koss4Cocoa@gmail.com

P. O. Box 236882, Cocoa, Florida 32923

(321)-465-4455