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District 7

Jessica Cosden Councilmember Jessica Cosden


Email: jcosden@capecoral.gov
Lived in Cape Coral: Since 1984 (lifelong)
Term Expires: 2024

Legislative Executive Assistant Pearl Taylor
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Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts,
Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University

Occupation:

 Works at Pace Center for Girls, Lee County

Political Experience: First Elected Office 
2020-2021:
Member - Lee County Human Services Council
Alternate Member - Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
Alternate Member - Youth Council
Alternate Member  - Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Alternate Member - Florida League of Cities (FLC)
Member - National League of Cities (NLC)
Member - Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership (CHNEP)

2019-2020
Member - Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Member - National League of Cities (NLC)
Alternate Member - Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
Alternate Member - Florida League of Cities (FLC)
Alternate Member - Employee Innovation Committee - Chair  

2018-2019
Chair - Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
Chair - Employee Innovation Committee
Member - National League of Cities (NLC)
Member - Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Alternate Member - Florida League of Cities (FLC)

2017-2018 
Chair - Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
Member - Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Alternate Member - Florida League of Cities (FLC)
Member - Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC)
Member - National League of Cities (NLC)
Chair - Employee Innovation Committee

2016-2017 
Member - Charter School Governing Board
Member - Community Development Block Grant Committee (CDBG)
Member - Employee Innovation Committee
Alternate Member - Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
Alternate Member - Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

2015-2016 
Member - Charter School Governing Board
Member - Community Development Block Grant Committee (CDBG)
Chair - Employee Innovation Committee
Member - Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
Member - Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)





Community Involvement:

Community Emergency Response Team CERT)
Lee County Animal Services foster program
Former Cape Coral Hospital auxiliary member

Family: Husband, Dan; three children, Hannah, Jacob, and Emmet