Space Coast Public Service Awards Recognizes Rocky Randels With Lifetime Achievement Award
By BCSO Chief Deputy Doug Waller // September 11, 2016
SPACE COAST PSA HALL OF FAME NOMINEE
ABOVE VIDEO: After 28 years of consecutive service, Cape Canaveral Mayor Rocky Randels retired November 17, 2015. Randels served on the City of Cape Canaveral City Council 1987 through 1990 as a Council Member, and 1990 through 2015 as mayor.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: In every community there are great men and women who have, by their strength of will and character, become ingrained in the consciousness of our society. They are doers and risk takers who have made a stand and a commitment for the common-good. They are labeled as public servants, but they are truly our natural leaders whose legacies are the milestones of our progress.
The Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes public service professionals who have dedicated years of service during a distinguished career where they significantly advanced the public safety or service profession, and by substantial service, has furthered the cause of justice and the mission of community service.
The award is presented to a deserving individual (living or deceased) who has taken a long-term leadership role in a public or community service profession. Recipients of this award are recognized for making extraordinary contributions and sacrifices through a body of work that positively impacted their organization and community over their lifetime.
28 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CAPE CANAVERAL
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Rocky Randels retired from the United States Postal Service as Cocoa Postmaster with almost 40 years career service, and has been a resident of Cape Canaveral for over 35 years.
He began his life as a public servant in 1982 when he was appointed to the City of Cape Canaveral’s Planning & Zoning Board and served on this Board until 1986.
Randels continued to dedicate an additional 28 consecutive years of service on the City of Cape Canaveral City Council (1987 – 1990 as a Council Member and 1990 – 2015 as Mayor).
He has served at federal, state and county levels on many board of directors, committees and associations of both governmental, educational and private organizations.
Randels continues to be viewed as the City of Cape Canaveral’s “Mayor Emeritus – Ambassador” and attends many meetings around Brevard County and the State willingly sharing his knowledge and experience.
He sees the most important issues facing the City as both an opportunity and responsibility.
Randels has been known to donate his own money to help others in need and, at times, takes those less fortunate under his wing. Very often, he can be seen driving residents to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping and running errands for no compensation of any kind.
Hw has never met a stranger and continues to remain engaged in the City’s future by offering his experience and knowledge to others.
CLICK HERE TO OBTAIN TICKETS TODAY
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Space Coast Daily is very proud to sponsor and produce the first annual Space Coast Public Service Awards and Hall of Fame Induction, which will be held Saturday, September 24 at the King Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne. With all the seemingly endless politically-charged negative rhetoric in the media aimed at our first responders, we felt it was time as a media entity to make a statement and give these men and women the respect and support they deserve. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this compelling event where all proceeds will benefit the Brevard County Public Safety Charity.
Seating for this celebration of these outstanding public servants is now available, so don’t delay in making your reservation. The festivities will include a meet-and-greet with our outstanding public servants, food and drink, and the induction proceeding – which will feature compelling video tributes.
All proceeds of this event will go to the Brevard County Public Safety Charity which benefits our law enforcement officers and firefighters in their time of need. These funds will help our public safety members when they face critical challenges such as medical emergencies, long term illness or even the tragedy of a line of duty death. This charity organization is designed to help protect those that protect us.
For additional information about the Brevard County Public Safety Charity, please contact Sue Parker at Sue.Parker@BCSO.us.
– Tom Palermo, Space Coast Daily President & Publisher
FOR MORE INFORMATION about the Space Coast Public Service Awards and Hall of Fame Induction, call 321-615-8111 or 321-323-4460.