EXCLUSIVE SPACE COAST DAILY BREAKING NEWS: Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober Resigns
By Space Coast Daily // March 29, 2022
Lober will resign effective April 1
WATCH: Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober announced that he will resign his seat on the commission, effective April 1. Lober, who was was elected in 2018, served District 2, which includes the towns of Merritt Island, Cocoa, Rockledge, Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach. Below is the resignation letter Lober sent to the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober announced that he will resign his seat on the commission, effective April 1.
Lober, who was was elected in 2018, served District 2, which includes the towns of Merritt Island, Cocoa, Rockledge, Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach.
Following is the resignation letter Lober sent to the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis:
Dear Governor DeSantis:
Effective Friday, April 1, 2022, at 5:00 PM, I hereby resign as the duly elected County Commissioner for District 2 of the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners.
When I ran for and took office roughly 3-1/2 years ago, I did so with the intention of treating the position as a full-time job. I have never missed a single County Commission meeting, never been late to one, and never left one early. To allow for this, I vastly scaled back my law practice upon being elected.
During the time I have been in office, with the assistance of outstanding staff, I am proud to have resolved longstanding issues impacting my constituents.
From securing a fire automatic aid agreement with Patrick Space Force Base to vastly improve response times and insurance rates for many of my constituents to having secured and allocated full funding to replace an unsafe bridge allowing for reduced evacuation time and restoration of access to a vital corridor in the heart of my district, there have been successes both big and small.
I am proud to have successfully sponsored agenda items, including an animal abuse registry, which make Brevard County a better place to live.
In conjunction with receiving state grants for septic-to-sewer projects, my district successfully lobbied to allocate many millions of dollars of ARPA funds toward water quality and infrastructure projects to replace aging sewer infrastructure (lift stations and force main), some of which has been in place for far longer than its designed service life.
This better ensures those placed on sewer have a reliable system less prone to leakage or rupture, assuring the benefits of conversion. My office also quelled efforts to irreversibly butcher dozens of 100+ year old oak trees along Rockledge Drive, an area designated as a scenic drive by the legislature in 1965.
Every year, my office has run substantially under budget and returned money to the general fund, more so than any of my colleagues. Thanks in part to my office’s good relations with the Merritt Island Redevelopment Authority and its willingness to help, more businesses, within my district, received more financial assistance from CARES Act funds than did those in any other district.
While serving my roughly 125,000 constituents (including approximately 85,000 registered voters) has been a privilege, this afternoon, I lost a relative with whom I was very close, and I must take time to be with my family as we grieve. For at least the next several weeks, this precludes my ability to continue serving full-time as a
As little of my term remains, I would ask that you please consider appointing a replacement to the office I am vacating. There are several highly qualified individuals; I would be happy to provide recommendations or to assist in any way I may be of help. I look forward to serving and continuing to better my community in the years to come.
/s/ Bryan A. Lober