Endorsed by  TC Palm: “John Cotugno has earned our recommendations the past two council elections.  Cotugno’s international business background, which required him to work with different kinds of people to reach important goals, would be a tremendous asset to the city as it reels from major disagreements with Indian River County and Indian River Shores. He is up to speed on city issues, having been vice chairman of the Utilities Commission and serving on the Three Corners Steering Committee.”

- Endorsed by the Vero Beach Police  Officers Association Local 6019

- Endorsed by the IRC Firefighters/ EMTs IAFF AFL-CIO 

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My current participation in local advisory agencies has distinctively enabled me to recognize the emerging issues of public safety and quality of life issues now facing Vero Beach as the surrounding area explodes with growth.  More than ever, the City Council is in serious need of a fresh perspective.  We should be systematically planning for the future and becoming proactive vs reactive in addressing the concerns of our citizens. My abilities lie in listening to people and then knitting various opinions together to build consensus and provide solutions. Resulting in a more efficient, transparent, and capable government that enhances the quality of life of all citizens.


It is my privilege to run for City Council and continue to serve Vero Beach in the most impactful way possible.  My proven leadership skills and passion for sound policy decisions give me a unique ability to help lead our City. My on-going civic involvement has uniquely prepared me to address the key issues facing Vero Beach:  The Wastewater Treatment Plant relocation, 3-Corner’s development, the Marina refurbishment, and the ongoing issue of lagoon health.  Since the last election, I have continued to serve our community as Vice Chair of the Utilities Commission, as a member of the 3 Corners Steering Committee, and as a Volunteer Public Policy Advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association.  I also serve as an appointee to Governor DeSantis’s State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) tasked with addressing plans around Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias (ADRD). My diversified experience in the private and public sectors make me the most qualified candidate for the job.  

My only obligation will be to do what is best for Vero Beach; the residents of Vero Beach are my special interest group. 

Please vote for John Cotugno for City Council on Tuesday, November 2nd. 

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