John Grogan

City Commission
Title: District 1 - Commissioner Grogan
Phone: 407-905-3112
Commission District 1 Map (JPG)

Commissioner John Grogan has been actively involved in the community upon moving to Ocoee in February 1998. He has served on the:
  • Citizen Advisory Council for the Ocoee Police Department: 2002-2009
  • Ocoee Neighborhood Restorative Justice Program (NRJP): 2002-Present
  • Ocoee Community Merits Awards Board: 2002-2008
  • Central Florida Law Enforcement Emerald Society: 2003-2006
  • Ocoee Parks and Recreation Committee: 2005-2008
  • Ocoee Education Committee: 2004-2005
  • Walt Disney’s VoluntEARS Program: 2001-Present
  • Trustee for the Wounded Officers Initiative 2016-Present

He has volunteered as an assistant coach for the Ocoee Little League for 2 seasons. Graduated from the Ocoee Citizen Police Academy, Commissioner Grogan took Class II and returned to teach a class on volunteering. He has been awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from The White House beginning from 2007. Commissioner Grogan received the Partners in Excellence Award, a lifetime achievement award, from Walt Disney World.

Commissioner Grogan has an Associate of Arts degree from Valencia College, where he is continuing his education towards a Bachelor of Arts in Business while attending engineering and economic classes. He holds a National Quality Auditing Certification (ASQ) from the Quality Council of Indiana. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa (National Honor Society) and has maintained a position on the President’s List from 2009. Commissioner Grogan has earned a Bronze Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Excellence from the National League of Cities for successful completion of the Bronze Leadership Program. In addition, he has also received the Advanced Institute of Elected Municipal Officials Certificate from the University of Central Florida, John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government.

Commissioner Grogan is employed by Walt Disney World (WDW), Safety Services and Worldwide Standards and Auditing as a Quality Auditor. He has been employed by WDW since February 1998 where he began as a certified welder and scuba diver for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Engineering Services.

Commissioner Grogan is currently serving on the National League of Cities Small Cities Council Committee, the National League of Cities Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations (F.A.I.R.) Committee, and the Florida League of Cities Growth, Management & Economic Affairs Policy Committee. 

Commissioner Grogan has been married to Michelle since 2001 and they have a daughter, Isabella. John has 2 older children Amanda and Harrison from a previous marriage.

Please feel free to contact Commissioner Grogan by phone at 407-383-8252 or 407-905-3112 or via email. He is also on Facebook (Commissioner John Grogan).

Commissioner John Grogan's term is from 2016-2019. 

Return to Staff Directory