Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Commissioner Anderson: Move Cocoa Beach Air Show To Melbourne


MELBOURNE, Florida. – District 5 Brevard County Commissioner Andy Anderson is backing the City of Melbourne’s efforts to support the former Cocoa Beach Air Show and host it along the south beaches.  Organizers claim that the air show is in danger of being canceled due to funding issues.


The air show, organized by the National Air, Sea and Space Foundation (NASSF), has been held the past four years in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  This free admission beachfront event has grown into the largest event in the county, generating $7.6 million in annual economic impact during one of the slower tourism times of the year. 


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In the past, the event has received underwriting from the Tourist Development Council (TDC) but with changes made recently to the TDC guidelines, the NASSF will now only receive funding for marketing support.


“This event has been great for Brevard County and I want to see it continue,” said Commissioner Anderson. “I would love to see the City of Melbourne support this event and bring it down to the south beaches.”


The City of Melbourne will be hearing an agenda item at its Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 25, to assume responsibilities for the air show. If passed, the city will cover the costs of support personnel for the event.

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