Brevard County Commission District 1

Brevard County District 1 contains the towns of Cocoa, Scottsmoor, Mims, Titusville, Port St. John, Canaveral Groves and Sharpes.

Notable named places in District 1 are: St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Indian River Lagoon, Merritt Island, Kennedy Space Center.

Commissioner Rita Pritchett

Commissioner Rita Pritchett

Commissioner Rita Pritchett has been a life long resident of Brevard County. Rita was elected to the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners as District 1 Commissioner in November 2016 and elected for a second term in 2020. Prior to serving as District 1 Commissioner, Rita was a two term Titusville City Council Member.

Rita attended Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida. She graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters of the Science of Accountancy and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She is the Financial Director at a local church, New Life Space Coast.

Commissioner Pritchett is encouraged with the economic growth that has occurred in Brevard County. It’s a good day to live and work in Brevard.

Past Boards and Awards

  • Space Coast Daily Humanitarian Award
  • Two Term Titusville City Council Member
  • St. James AME Image Award
  • Brevard Nature Alliance
  • Brevard County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
  • Parrish Medical Center
  • Tourism Development Council
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
  • MetroPlan Orlando
  • Space Coast Transportation Planning Governing Board

District 1 Staff

Adrienne Schmadeke, Legislative Aide

Adrienne Schmadeke was raised in Kansas and has been a Brevard County resident since 2013. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and was a Critical Care nurse for over a decade. Prior to joining Commissioner Pritchett’s staff, she was a Legislative Aide for three years with another Brevard County Commissioner.