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Surprise Teen Advisory Commission opportunity Surprise Teen Advisory Commission opportunity
Applications being accepted now.
Street closures announced for Surprise Fiesta Grande Oct.4 Street closures announced for Surprise Fiesta Grande Oct.4
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 11 for Surprise residents Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 11 for Surprise residents
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Public Works Maintenance Yard.
Free class: How to optimize your income in retirement Free class: How to optimize your income in retirement
Oct. 22, 10-11:30 a.m. Register early!
Surprise Police to host Community Drug Awareness Symposium Surprise Police to host Community Drug Awareness Symposium
October 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the CCV Surprise campus.
Areas of Surprise Community Park to close for maintenance Areas of Surprise Community Park to close for maintenance
Temporary closures to affect Community Park Volleyball Courts and Dog Park.
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
Surprise Fiesta Grande Giveaway announced; chance to win Disneyland, SeaWorld, Spring Training tick Surprise Fiesta Grande Giveaway announced; chance to win Disneyland, SeaWorld, Spring Training tick
Winners will be announced at Fiesta Grande between 6 and 8 p.m. at the main stage.
Catfish restocking at Surprise Lake Catfish restocking at Surprise Lake
An update from AZ Game and Fish.
City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Federal program assists income-qualified buyers with down payment & closing costs on purchase of a foreclosed banked-owned home in Surprise.
Teens Only Pool Party Sept. 26 Teens Only Pool Party Sept. 26
7-10 p.m. at Surprise Aquatic Center.
Mayor Wolcott to host community meetings with residents  Mayor Wolcott to host community meetings with residents
Residents will have the opportunity to discuss important issues facing the city with Mayor Sharon Wolcott in a series of community meetings
Facts of Annuities Workshop Oct. 7 Facts of Annuities Workshop Oct. 7
10-11:30 a.m. in the Public Safety Building Auditorium.
Teen Dodgeball Tournament this Saturday Teen Dodgeball Tournament this Saturday
5-9 p.m. at Countryside Recreation Center.
Surprise City Council votes to name recreation area after Roy Villanueva Surprise City Council votes to name recreation area after Roy Villanueva
Villanueva recognized for nearly 40 years of city service as former mayor, vice-mayor and councilmember.
Sign up to audition for the Surprise Talent Show Sign up to audition for the Surprise Talent Show
Application deadline Oct. 3.
City celebrates roots; spotlights Grand Ave. at “Surprise Fiesta Grande” Oct. 4 City celebrates roots; spotlights Grand Ave. at “Surprise Fiesta Grande” Oct. 4
It's fun for the whole family on Hollyhock St., north of Grand Ave. Admission and parking are free!
HOA members invited to summit with city staff & officials Oct. 2 HOA members invited to summit with city staff & officials Oct. 2
Join us from 3-5 p.m. in the Community Room at Surprise City Hall.
Free Movie Night at Surprise Stadium Sept. 27 Free Movie Night at Surprise Stadium Sept. 27
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" – rated PG.
Surprise Teen Night at Sierra Montana Recreation Center this Friday Surprise Teen Night at Sierra Montana Recreation Center this Friday
Friday, Sept. 12 from 7-10p.m. Admission is $5.
Tot Time registration opens Tot Time registration opens
For children 3-5 years old. Runs Mon. - Thurs. from 9 a.m. - noon.
Update on Street Closures & Restrictions Update on Street Closures & Restrictions
All city streets affected by flooding have reopened.
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
S&P upgrades Surprise bond rating S&P upgrades Surprise bond rating
GO Bonds rating jumps two places to AA-.
Free class focuses on safeguarding against ID theft, fraud Free class focuses on safeguarding against ID theft, fraud
October 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. Register early!
Council oks funding for NFL Celebrity Flag Football event in Surprise Council oks funding for NFL Celebrity Flag Football event in Surprise
Tourism funds to help transform baseball stadium to host NFL Flag Football event.
Surprise seeking instructors for special interest classes Surprise seeking instructors for special interest classes
New class ideas are welcome.
Mayor Wolcott re-elected to AZ League’s Executive Committee Mayor Wolcott re-elected to AZ League’s Executive Committee
Part of a 25-member team that sets policy relating to legislative and organizational matters.
Registration for Surprise special interest classes starts August 23 Registration for Surprise special interest classes starts August 23
Wide variety of classes available.
Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission
Applications available online and at City Clerk's Office.
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
Locations throughout the city.
Free Understanding & Protecting Your IRA Workshop Free Understanding & Protecting Your IRA Workshop
Class is Sept. 9!
Eastbound Bell Road restrictions- Cotton to 303 Eastbound Bell Road restrictions- Cotton to 303
Lane closure aims to maintain ADA accessibility during nearby construction.
Council recognizes actions of Surprise youth who help nab burglary suspect Council recognizes actions of Surprise youth who help nab burglary suspect
Quick action by the Garcia bro-sis team, helped lead to a burglary arrest.
Congressional Medal of Honor recipient memorial OK’d by Council Congressional Medal of Honor recipient memorial OK’d by Council
Nick Bacon served as Surprise Town Manager from 1986 - 1990.
County Mosquito Fogging Planned in Surprise County Mosquito Fogging Planned in Surprise
Weather permitting in the overnight hours of Aug. 14.
Register now for Fall swim lessons Register now for Fall swim lessons
Spaces fill quickly register soon!
Fredrick Buss Named New Assistant City Manager Fredrick Buss Named New Assistant City Manager
He joins the team September 2.
Mayor Wolcott: August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month Mayor Wolcott: August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month
Watch your kids around water!
Surprise Council honors two who saved heart attack victim Surprise Council honors two who saved heart attack victim
Selfless and life-saving actions demonstrate how amazing Surprise residents are!
City Council OK Grant to build, rehab homes for needy City Council OK Grant to build, rehab homes for needy
Mayor: grant facilitates more ownership and safer places to live in Surprise.
Police: Back to school, drivers watch for children Police: Back to school, drivers watch for children
Stepped up school zone enforcement beginning Aug. 4.
Art HQ Opening a Big Hit Art HQ Opening a Big Hit
Surprise Police warn of telephone scam Surprise Police warn of telephone scam
Police impersonator calling residents asking for money.
Free Will and Trusts Workshop Free Will and Trusts Workshop
Learn ways to protect your estate and preserve it for your loved ones in this August 20th class.
Food vendors wanted for Surprise Fiesta Grande Oct. 4 Food vendors wanted for Surprise Fiesta Grande Oct. 4
Be part of this first-ever Original Town Site celebration!
City announces new surplus auction dates City announces new surplus auction dates
Vehicles, office supplies and more.
Surprise Recreation offers Open Gym Surprise Recreation offers Open Gym
Fun and safe way for your kids to get some exercise!
Free class: Top tax-saving strategies that can optimize your retirement income Free class: Top tax-saving strategies that can optimize your retirement income
Class is Aug. 12!
Surprise Civic Center welcomes Arts HQ July 24 Surprise Civic Center welcomes Arts HQ July 24
Join the grand opening celebration, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Surprise seeks Surprise Party Arts & Crafts vendors Surprise seeks Surprise Party Arts & Crafts vendors
Get your goods in front of thousands at this Dec. 6 event!
Surprise Police awarded grant for bicycle safety Surprise Police awarded grant for bicycle safety
$10,000 grant will expand bike/pedestrian safety programs.
National Youth Baseball tournaments boost Surprise economy National Youth Baseball tournaments boost Surprise economy
Tourneys run mid-July through mid-Aug. Come out and cheer them on!
Register: Surprise Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football Leagues Register: Surprise Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football Leagues
Registration runs July 7 - 26.
Get your tickets for 9th Annual Surprise Senior Idol Get your tickets for 9th Annual Surprise Senior Idol
Catch the competition live on July 9!
Businesses: Grab your space for new Surprise Fiesta Grande event Businesses: Grab your space for new Surprise Fiesta Grande event
Oct. 4 event to feature live music, car show, dancing, beer & tequila garden & more!
State issues PM-10 & Ozone HPA for 7/3 State issues PM-10 & Ozone HPA for 7/3
People with heart or lung disease, older adults, & kids should avoid all physical activity outdoors.
SilverSneakers offered at Surprise Senior Center SilverSneakers offered at Surprise Senior Center
Join the nearly two million members who are enjoying the health benefits of physical activity!
Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy
Topics include contracts, budgeting, CC&R enforcement and code compliance.
Free workshop: Maximize Your Social Security Benefits Free workshop: Maximize Your Social Security Benefits
Register soon for this July 29th class.
Free “Optimize Your Retirement Income” class Free “Optimize Your Retirement Income” class
Register soon for this July 9 class.
New operational hours at City facilities beginning June 30 New operational hours at City facilities beginning June 30
City Hall, City Court, CRS open Mon- Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission
Get your application into the City Clerk today.
Surprise Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp results in new student-run business Surprise Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp results in new student-run business
Winning team secures money to launch new in-school business!
Northwest Regional Library closed June 20-21 Northwest Regional Library closed June 20-21
Closure needed for equipment installation.
Surprise’s 4th of July Pool Celebration – Get Your Tickets Surprise’s 4th of July Pool Celebration – Get Your Tickets
Tickets go on sale June 19.
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Dive in Movie Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Dive in Movie
Stay cool in the pool and watch "Frozen," this Saturday!
Surprise Council names Bob Wingenroth City Manager Surprise Council names Bob Wingenroth City Manager
The Surprise City Council voted 6-0 to approve a resolution at a special meeting tonight naming Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer Bob Wingenroth Surprise City Manager.
Vendors sought for Surprise’s 32nd Annual 4th of July Celebration Vendors sought for Surprise’s 32nd Annual 4th of July Celebration
Get your goods in front of 10K fans!
Police Host Scam & Fraud Awareness Open House Police Host Scam & Fraud Awareness Open House
Get tips to fight fraud, June 26.
Summer fun for kids at Desert Oasis Elementary Summer fun for kids at Desert Oasis Elementary
Camps runs June 16 - Aug. 1.
Public invited to share thoughts on Veramonte Park Improvements June 26 Public invited to share thoughts on Veramonte Park Improvements June 26
Council OKs $948,000 for facility improvements at Veramonte.
Surprise Council:  FY15 budget good to go Surprise Council: FY15 budget good to go
OK’s lower primary property tax, plans for community improvements.
Surprise Sundancers to award $24,500 in youth scholarships Surprise Sundancers to award $24,500 in youth scholarships
The awards and game are June 7.
Share your thoughts on Surprise Farms Park Improvements June 18 Share your thoughts on Surprise Farms Park Improvements June 18
Council approves $1.68 million for facility improvements at Surprise Farms Park.
Council sets plan for pending City Manager Recruitment Council sets plan for pending City Manager Recruitment
CFO Wingenroth to be named Interim CM.
Free workshop: “Maximizing Social Security Benefits” Free workshop: “Maximizing Social Security Benefits”
Register soon for this June 24th workshop.
Keep your family safe- Sign up for swim lessons Keep your family safe- Sign up for swim lessons
Lessons offered for all levels; private lessons also available.
Surprise Aquatic Center & Hollyhock Pool open 5/24 Surprise Aquatic Center & Hollyhock Pool open 5/24
Keep cool in a city pool!
Surprise Council OK’s Development Fee Update Surprise Council OK’s Development Fee Update
The new fees go into effect August 1.
Free Seminar: Essentials of Estate Planning & Creating a Wealth Transfer Legacy Free Seminar: Essentials of Estate Planning & Creating a Wealth Transfer Legacy
Register soon for this June 10th workshop.
Calling out superstar seniors! Surprise Senior Idol Contest in July 9 Calling out superstar seniors! Surprise Senior Idol Contest in July 9
Compete for prizes! Register by June 20!
June HOA Summit focuses on landscape issues June HOA Summit focuses on landscape issues
Great opportunity for HOA members and managers.
Auto & Home Insurance review course, June 11 Auto & Home Insurance review course, June 11
Are you protected the way you should be?
Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission
Several openings currently available.
40 Bed Injury Rehab Hospital Breaks Ground in Surprise 40 Bed Injury Rehab Hospital Breaks Ground in Surprise
An advanced rehabilitation hospital specializing in treating traumatic brain injuries took a step closer to opening day with a ground breaking ceremony in Surprise this morning.
Surprise Police remind residents of city curfew Surprise Police remind residents of city curfew
Under 18? Can't be in public places 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. (Sun – Thurs); Midnight - 5 a.m. (Fri/Sat) unless you are with a legal guardian.
Spots still open for Surprise Summer Camp Spots still open for Surprise Summer Camp
Safe fun for your kids over summer break! Register soon!
CCC/CPR free classes offered in Surprise CCC/CPR free classes offered in Surprise
Register and learn to save a life!
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Rec & Competitive Swim & Dive teams Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Rec & Competitive Swim & Dive teams
Stay cool this summer & join the Surprise recreational swim and dive teams!
Surprise Welcomes 2 Youth Civic Leaders Surprise Welcomes 2 Youth Civic Leaders
Council welcomes Yazmin Padilla of Willow Canyon High and Ewoma Ogbaudu of Valley Vista High.
Council names Surprise Literacy Challenge winners Council names Surprise Literacy Challenge winners
Hundreds of students, grades 3 – 6, commit to reading challenge.
Mayor Wolcott to launch online bulletin; keep residents informed Mayor Wolcott to launch online bulletin; keep residents informed
Launching in May at www.surpriseaz.gov/mayor or sign-up to receive via email.
Free “Social Security Benefit” Workshop Free “Social Security Benefit” Workshop
Sign up soon for this May 20th class.
Free IRAs & 401ks workshop set for May 13 Free IRAs & 401ks workshop set for May 13
Learn more about these two savings options.
Teen Sports in Surprise Teen Sports in Surprise
Register soon for co-ed softball, football clinic & girls volleyball.
City Manager: “It’s Time to Move” City Manager: “It’s Time to Move”
Recommended FY15 budget goes to Council with surplus, community improvement plans.
Surprise Police host Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26 Surprise Police host Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26
Two drop-off sites in Surprise to safely dispose of prescription meds.
Surprise Teen Leadership Summit is April 24 Surprise Teen Leadership Summit is April 24
Great leadership-building opportunity for area teens of high school age!
City hosts swim clinic with Olympian Misty Hyman City hosts swim clinic with Olympian Misty Hyman
Clinic times are for swimmers 7 – 17 years of age.
Eggs/candy up for grabs at Surprise Spring EGG-Stravaganza Eggs/candy up for grabs at Surprise Spring EGG-Stravaganza
This Saturday for toddlers to 8-year olds! Gates open at 9:30 a.m. at KC practice fields on Surprise Rec Campus.
ADOT sets Bell/Grand public hearing in Surprise April 30 ADOT sets Bell/Grand public hearing in Surprise April 30
See the plans and share your thoughts on how to improve city's busiest intersection.
Warm weather reminder: check irrigation system for leaks Warm weather reminder: check irrigation system for leaks
April is Arizona Water Awareness Month!
Budget, Finance on center stage as Council studies financial policy, water rates, impact fees Budget, Finance on center stage as Council studies financial policy, water rates, impact fees
All meetings open to the public and carried live on www.surpriseaz.gov/surprise11.
Temporary El Mirage NB/SB thru traffic closed at Bell 4/15 Temporary El Mirage NB/SB thru traffic closed at Bell 4/15
Bell also down to 1 lane during the work, 8 p.m., April 15, through 5 a.m. April 16.
Spring finale of “Second Sundays in the Park” is April 13 Spring finale of “Second Sundays in the Park” is April 13
Enjoy free live 50s & 60s music, face painting and more!
Teen Sports in Surprise: 3-on-3 hoops tourney, Co-ed Softball Teen Sports in Surprise: 3-on-3 hoops tourney, Co-ed Softball
Hoops tourney is April 12, softball begins in May.
Free “Social Security Benefits” class- April 22 Free “Social Security Benefits” class- April 22
Learn the many different options available to begin receiving social security income and pick what's best for you.
City’s Pavement Preservation Program schedule and maps released online City’s Pavement Preservation Program schedule and maps released online
Treatments planned to lengthen life of identified city streets.
Your turn: Survey seeks your input on the future of city parks/rec programs Your turn: Survey seeks your input on the future of city parks/rec programs
Got five minutes? That's all you need to help city plan for future park/rec growth!
Surprise Spring Swap Meet- April 12 Surprise Spring Swap Meet- April 12
Free parking and admission.
City recognizes Victims’ Rights Week through art; video City recognizes Victims’ Rights Week through art; video
City Hall art display honoring crime victims and video features the works of City's Victim Advocates.
Veteran Tempe Fire Official Named Surprise Chief Veteran Tempe Fire Official Named Surprise Chief
William Thomas Abbott begins duties as Surprise Fire-Medical Chief May 12.
Spring Cleaning alert: HHW Collection set for April 12 Spring Cleaning alert: HHW Collection set for April 12
Free for Surprise residents only.
Surprise Fire - Medical host Retirement Ceremony for top brass Surprise Fire - Medical host Retirement Ceremony for top brass
Join us April 30, 2 - 4 pm, at City Hall Chambers to wish them well.
City Council recognizes Fair Housing Month City Council recognizes Fair Housing Month
Proclamation read recognizing the importance of equal housing opportunities for all.
Understanding Your IRA & Annuities Workshop- April 15 Understanding Your IRA & Annuities Workshop- April 15
Sign up for this free class geared for retirees or those about to retire.
City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Federal program assists income-qualified buyers with down payment & closing costs on purchase of a foreclosed banked-owned home in Surprise.
Surprise hosts local Hershey’s Track & Field Games April 17 Surprise hosts local Hershey’s Track & Field Games April 17
Fun competition for boys and girls ages 9 – 14.
Summer jobs for teens: City extends application deadline for jobs program Summer jobs for teens: City extends application deadline for jobs program
Income-qualified teens from 15-19 have until April 21 to apply.
Art Encounter features new City Hall pieces April 23 Art Encounter features new City Hall pieces April 23
Free event is 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Council sets FY15 Budget meetings, asks for input Council sets FY15 Budget meetings, asks for input
Public meetings on the FY15 City of Surprise budget begin April 1 with a City Council Workshop, according to a calendar published by the City today.
Volunteer call-out to assist at Surprise Senior Center Volunteer call-out to assist at Surprise Senior Center
Weekday volunteers needed for activities, front-desk support, etc...
Philippoussis to replace injured Sampras in Surprise Tennis Championships Philippoussis to replace injured Sampras in Surprise Tennis Championships
Surprise Tennis Championships, March 21 and 22.
Meet the Surprise Fire Chief candidates tonight Meet the Surprise Fire Chief candidates tonight
Reception at City Hall begins at 5 p.m.
Volunteer call out! Community Pride Day is March 22 Volunteer call out! Community Pride Day is March 22
Help beautify Surprise and support your neighbors!
Meet the Surprise Fire Chief candidates March 17 Meet the Surprise Fire Chief candidates March 17
Join us in the Mayor's Atrium at City Hall at 5 p.m.
Emergency Housing Rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents Emergency Housing Rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents
Federally-funded program covers plumbing, electrical, heating/cooling repairs.
Surprise Safety Day- April 5 Surprise Safety Day- April 5
Surprise Police and Fire-Medical officials share info about water, vehicle and fire safety in a fun atmosphere.
Free “Know your IRA; maximize social security benefits” workshop Free “Know your IRA; maximize social security benefits” workshop
Sign up for the March 25th workshop.
Open House set to discuss 115th Ave/Union Hills drainage improvements Open House set to discuss 115th Ave/Union Hills drainage improvements
County's Flood Control District to provide details at March 27 Open House.
ACM Jeff Mihelich takes promotion to Fort Collins, Colorado ACM Jeff Mihelich takes promotion to Fort Collins, Colorado
Surprise Assistant City Manager and Community and Economic Development Director Jeff Mihelich has accepted the position of Deputy City Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, City Manager Chris Hillman announced today.
Surprise Joins Canada Arizona Business Council Surprise Joins Canada Arizona Business Council
Surprise is the newest member of the Canada Arizona Business Council, a group promoting trade between Canada and Arizona.
HOA Summit: connecting the City with HOA community leaders HOA Summit: connecting the City with HOA community leaders
HOA members, managers register soon for the March 19th event.
Mayor’s State of the City highlights pledges kept, ambitious agenda Mayor’s State of the City highlights pledges kept, ambitious agenda
Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott highlighted the city’s strong showing in job growth, financial management and long-range planning while setting out ambitious goals for mass transit, higher-level job creation and education in her annual State of the City speech on February 27, 2014.
Spring Clean-up Event March 15, free for Surprise residents Spring Clean-up Event March 15, free for Surprise residents
Proof of residency required.
ADOT to review 303/Grand interchange design March 11 in Surprise ADOT to review 303/Grand interchange design March 11 in Surprise
See the design and learn more about the project timeline.
Fitch announces rating upgrade on Surprise bonds Fitch announces rating upgrade on Surprise bonds
Police Host Burglary/Theft Prevention Open House Police Host Burglary/Theft Prevention Open House
Learn tips to stay safe on March 27.
Attention residents: City launches FY15 Budget input/info site Attention residents: City launches FY15 Budget input/info site
Get the info on city finances, share your throughts on city priorities.
Public Safety Town Hall set for Feb. 26 Public Safety Town Hall set for Feb. 26
Meet with your City Council, Police and Fire personnel.
USTA Women's Pro Circuit back in Surprise- Feb. 16 - 23 USTA Women's Pro Circuit back in Surprise- Feb. 16 - 23
Check out tomorrow’s tennis greats in action!
Register now for Surprise Spring Break Camp Register now for Surprise Spring Break Camp
Camp opens March 10 - 14.
City opens summer jobs program for teens City opens summer jobs program for teens
Income-eligible Surprise teens, ages 15 – 19, can apply through March 31.
Surprise introduces new council/resident committees Surprise introduces new council/resident committees
Mayor Sharon Wolcott and the Surprise City Council have announced the formation of new City Council sub-committees and working groups.
Babe Ruth League registration underway Babe Ruth League registration underway
Registration for 13 - 15 year olds open through March 27.
City of Surprise to enact Dial-a-Ride daily ridership cap City of Surprise to enact Dial-a-Ride daily ridership cap
PM-10 paving work underway in Surprise PM-10 paving work underway in Surprise
No road closures planned as work wraps up in April.
Essentials of Wills and Trusts Workshop, Feb. 25 Essentials of Wills and Trusts Workshop, Feb. 25
Register now for this free class.
Free “Myths and Facts about Annuities” Workshop 2/18 Free “Myths and Facts about Annuities” Workshop 2/18
Register soon.
Special Interest classes in Surprise, there’s something for everyone Special Interest classes in Surprise, there’s something for everyone
Fun classes for kids and adults. Registration is open now!
Auto, Home & Life Insurance overview course Auto, Home & Life Insurance overview course
Register soon for this Feb. 26 class.
City hosts Teddy Bear Tea & Itty Bitty Fairytale Ball for preschoolers City hosts Teddy Bear Tea & Itty Bitty Fairytale Ball for preschoolers
For 3 - 5 year olds. Register soon!
Council meeting schedule changes to first, third Tuesdays Council meeting schedule changes to first, third Tuesdays
Changes effective March 4.
Biundo to represent Surprise Council District 2 seat Biundo to represent Surprise Council District 2 seat
10-year resident to serve term through 2016.
Mayor Wolcott delivers State of the City address at Feb. 27 Chamber breakfast Mayor Wolcott delivers State of the City address at Feb. 27 Chamber breakfast
Registration is now open.
Workshop focuses on IRAs, 401Ks & Life Insurance as investment opportunities Workshop focuses on IRAs, 401Ks & Life Insurance as investment opportunities
Register for this free Feb. 11 workshop.
Council to interview D2 applicants; open public comment period ahead of 1/28 vote Council to interview D2 applicants; open public comment period ahead of 1/28 vote
Public meeting begins at 6 p.m., available online.
Surprise Police awarded $32,222 for DUI enforcement & traffic safety Surprise Police awarded $32,222 for DUI enforcement & traffic safety
Funds will be used to purchase moving radar equipment.
Police seek identity of jewelry store robbers Police seek identity of jewelry store robbers
Three male suspects attempted to rob a jewelry store Jan. 14.
Sound off: City seeks input on Unified Development Code Update Sound off: City seeks input on Unified Development Code Update
Online comment is open through March 14.
Vendor spaces selling now for Spring Surprise Super Swap Meet Vendor spaces selling now for Spring Surprise Super Swap Meet
Secure your space for the April 12th event!
Council oks False Alarm Ordinance Council oks False Alarm Ordinance
Changes effective May 1.
Council selects Hall as Vice Mayor Council selects Hall as Vice Mayor
Hall has served on Council since 2008.
Surprise accepting applications for remainder of Community Outreach Program funds Surprise accepting applications for remainder of Community Outreach Program funds
Applications due Feb. 18.
Teen Dodgeball Tourney Jan. 25 Teen Dodgeball Tourney Jan. 25
Free fun and pizza for 12 - 17 year olds!
It’s youth tee-ball, baseball and softball registration time in Surprise It’s youth tee-ball, baseball and softball registration time in Surprise
Registration period Jan. 13 - 30; with Special Registration Event on Feb. 1.
Art Encounter features WHAM tour Jan. 21 Art Encounter features WHAM tour Jan. 21
Register for the free studio tour; meet local artists & more.
Itty Bitty Open: golf event for tots Jan. 18 Itty Bitty Open: golf event for tots Jan. 18
Free, fun golf event for 3 - 5 year olds!
Police host Citizen Patrol volunteer recruitment meeting Police host Citizen Patrol volunteer recruitment meeting
Meeting set for Jan. 22!
Spotlighting Surprise Small Business: Book Editing class Spotlighting Surprise Small Business: Book Editing class
Writers, editors & those engaged in publishing will enjoy this Jan. 22 class.
Essentials of Wills and Trusts Workshop, Jan. 28 Essentials of Wills and Trusts Workshop, Jan. 28
Register soon and find ways to preserve your assets for your loved ones.
Free “Myths and Facts about Annuities” Workshop Free “Myths and Facts about Annuities” Workshop
Register for Jan. 21 class.
Surprise accepting D2 Council applications through Jan. 16 Surprise accepting D2 Council applications through Jan. 16
Application available at www.surpriseaz.gov/cityclerk.
New Year brings expansion to Community Garden New Year brings expansion to Community Garden
Get healthy in the New Year; grow your own fruits & veggies.
Understanding your IRA- Jan. 14 workshop Understanding your IRA- Jan. 14 workshop
Learn strategies to help with retirement planning.
Safety reminder for New Year celebrations; see list of approved fireworks Safety reminder for New Year celebrations; see list of approved fireworks
Surprise Police are asking residents and guests of Surprise to keep guns and illegal fireworks out of their celebrations.
City now accepting CDBG grant applications City now accepting CDBG grant applications
Applications due by 2 p.m., Jan. 23.
City offers 4 holiday tree drop off sites City offers 4 holiday tree drop off sites
Locations are open Dec. 26 - Jan. 13.
Volunteer opportunity- City accepting applications for several boards, commissions Volunteer opportunity- City accepting applications for several boards, commissions
Be a part of growing Surprise!Applications available at City Clerk's Office.
Agreement with Phoenix balances Luke protection, Surprise Center development Agreement with Phoenix balances Luke protection, Surprise Center development
Deal transfers from Phoenix to Surprise the authority to lift development restrictions at Surprise Center.
Council OKs deal to protect Luke AFB; stimulate development of Surprise Center Council OKs deal to protect Luke AFB; stimulate development of Surprise Center
Deal gives Surprise authority to lift development restrictions at Surprise Center.
City’s Winter Break Camp open to K – 6th grades over holidays City’s Winter Break Camp open to K – 6th grades over holidays
Space fills up quickly, so register soon!
Surprise offers free Healthy Living Workshop series Jan. 23 Surprise offers free Healthy Living Workshop series Jan. 23
Workshops educate; provide support to persons living with chronic conditions and their care givers.
12th Annual Mayor’s Welcome Back Lunch Feb 18 kicks off Surprise Spring Training 2014 12th Annual Mayor’s Welcome Back Lunch Feb 18 kicks off Surprise Spring Training 2014
Tickets on sale now!
Council: Arts group to operate gallery near City Hall Council: Arts group to operate gallery near City Hall
West Valley Arts Council filling space next to Chamber; City Hall.
Free “Essentials of Estate Planning” class Dec. 17 Free “Essentials of Estate Planning” class Dec. 17
Preserve your assets to provide for your loved ones.
‘Tis the season to Shop Surprise ‘Tis the season to Shop Surprise
Keep your sales tax dollars in your hometown. Support local businesses and Shop Surprise!
Holiday Crime Prevention Tips Holiday Crime Prevention Tips
Don't be a victim this holiday season. Surprise PD shares safety tips.
Surprise Fire Chief Michael White announces retirement Surprise Fire Chief Michael White announces retirement
After ten years leading the Surprise Fire Department, Chief Michael White has announced his intention to retire April 30, 2014.
Got a ticket? Surprise City Court lets you handle payments online Got a ticket? Surprise City Court lets you handle payments online
) A revamped Surprise City Court web site, www.surpriseaz.gov/court, includes a convenient new feature: online payment of any civil traffic and/or criminal violation.
Rain event forecast- City offers free sand and bags to residents Rain event forecast- City offers free sand and bags to residents
Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to fill the bags and 9 city locations.
2014 Surprise Spring Training: Online Pre-Sale starts December 9! 2014 Surprise Spring Training: Online Pre-Sale starts December 9!
Check out the schedule, pricing and more at surprisespringtraining.com! Games begin Feb. 27!
12th Annual Surprise Party filled with fun, Dec. 6 & 7 12th Annual Surprise Party filled with fun, Dec. 6 & 7
Tree-lighting ceremony, fireworks, carnival rides, car show, arts & crafts, live music and more!
Free “Myths and Facts about Annuities” Workshop Free “Myths and Facts about Annuities” Workshop
Register early for this Dec. 11th workshop.
City hosts free sales tax workshops for restaurant/bar owners & residential rental owners City hosts free sales tax workshops for restaurant/bar owners & residential rental owners
Free workshops Dec. 4 and 5.
Surprise seeks special interest class instructors Surprise seeks special interest class instructors
Teaching opportunities for martial arts, cheer and guitar.
Free 2013 Personal Income Tax 101 Workshop Dec. 11 Free 2013 Personal Income Tax 101 Workshop Dec. 11
Get the lowdown before you file for 2013 at free Income Tax 101 Workshop, Dec 11.
Business vendors sought for 12th Annual Surprise Party Business vendors sought for 12th Annual Surprise Party
Special discounted price for a limited time to the City's signature festival!
Surprise wins “Best of the West” Economic Engine Award Surprise wins “Best of the West” Economic Engine Award
Southwest Railplex brings 1,000 jobs, one million s.f. of new industrial space to West Valley!
Surprise Tennis Championships 2014 – Ticket discount for USTA Members Surprise Tennis Championships 2014 – Ticket discount for USTA Members
Special promo code required for the March 21 and 22 event!
Surprise residents OK General Plan 2035 Surprise residents OK General Plan 2035
Council approves new medical facility; 125 new jobs Council approves new medical facility; 125 new jobs
Advanced rehab center will specialize in treating traumatic brain injuries.
Second Annual Bark in the Park pet event Nov. 9 Second Annual Bark in the Park pet event Nov. 9
Free pet-friendly event at Community Park.
Shopping opportunity! Surprise Fall Swap Meet Nov. 16 Shopping opportunity! Surprise Fall Swap Meet Nov. 16
Over 70 vendors selling new and used wares! Parking and admission are free!
Surprise General Plan Election results on Web, TV Surprise General Plan Election results on Web, TV
Unofficials results expected by 8 p.m. on Nov. 5.
Sign up: Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest Sign up: Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest
Enter by Dec. 4 to compete for prizes in various age and group categories.
Surprise Tennis Championships 2014- Tickets on sale, lineup set Surprise Tennis Championships 2014- Tickets on sale, lineup set
Check out Sampras; Courier; Chang; Martin; Kournikova & Austin in Surprise March 21 & 22.
El Mirage widening, south of Bell begins in Nov El Mirage widening, south of Bell begins in Nov
MCDOT anticipates improvements complete in March.
Surprise hosts Fair Housing event Dec. 3 Surprise hosts Fair Housing event Dec. 3
Find out your rights for buying/renting a home and more.
Bell/Grand survey count tops 2,600; Option A preferred Bell/Grand survey count tops 2,600; Option A preferred
Share your thoughts with ADOT!
WV Symphony conductor to share his story in Surprise, Nov. 12 WV Symphony conductor to share his story in Surprise, Nov. 12
The public is invited to this free Arts Encounter event.
Mayor Wolcott: D2 vacancy set for December to be filled in January Mayor Wolcott: D2 vacancy set for December to be filled in January
Mayor sets out public plan.
Free Understanding Your IRA workshop Nov. 13 Free Understanding Your IRA workshop Nov. 13
Course designed for those already using an IRA in retirement, or preparing too.
City now accepts credit cards for permit, records & biz license payments City now accepts credit cards for permit, records & biz license payments
No fee for using Visa or Mastercard.
Surprise Talent Show for all ages set for Nov. 2 Surprise Talent Show for all ages set for Nov. 2
$5 tickets on sale now at CRS Office.
Final work on Loop 303 in Surprise starts Oct. 15 Final work on Loop 303 in Surprise starts Oct. 15
Lane striping work will take place through end of Oct.
Marley Park restrooms, expanded parking to open Oct. 12 Marley Park restrooms, expanded parking to open Oct. 12
Restrooms located by softball fields; 36 new parking spaces for your convenience.
Surprise Police invite public to G.A.I.N. Night 2013 Surprise Police invite public to G.A.I.N. Night 2013
Come enjoy the free family fun Oct. 25th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Aquatics Center.
Estate Planning 101 on Oct. 30 Estate Planning 101 on Oct. 30
Learn tips to preserve your assets and care for your loved ones.
Have your say! Bell/Grand choices now online, in magazine Have your say! Bell/Grand choices now online, in magazine
See the intersection improvement options & tell us your choice through the month of Oct.
Council OKs infill incentives to support Original Townsite business expansion Council OKs infill incentives to support Original Townsite business expansion
Special program helps promote business development in the city’s oldest neighborhood.
Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” fall series begins Oct. 13 Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” fall series begins Oct. 13
Free family event features live country music and more!
Free “Myths and Facts about Annuities” Workshop Free “Myths and Facts about Annuities” Workshop
The October 16th workshop fills quickly, register soon.
Fall Cleaning alert: HHW Collection set for Oct. 12 Fall Cleaning alert: HHW Collection set for Oct. 12
Household Hazardous Waste Collection is a free event for city residents. Proof of residency required.
Get the scoop on Surprise at Mayor’s Town Hall, Oct. 24 Get the scoop on Surprise at Mayor’s Town Hall, Oct. 24
Bring the family and join the Mayor and City Council to hear what's happening in your hometown and share your thoughts.
Teen leaders sought for Surprise Teen Advisory Commission Teen leaders sought for Surprise Teen Advisory Commission
Applications accepted through Oct. 17 for Surprise high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
Home Affordable Refinance Program class Oct. 23 Home Affordable Refinance Program class Oct. 23
Federal program helps qualified homeowners secure more affordable mortgage following drop in home value.
General Plan Open House dates set in October General Plan Open House dates set in October
Join us at the Oct. 16 or 23 Open House events and learn more about the General Plan.
D2’s Alton submits resignation letter effective 12/31/13 D2’s Alton submits resignation letter effective 12/31/13
District Two City Councilmember Richard Alton delivered a letter of resignation to Mayor Sharon Wolcott today, indicating an effective date of December 31, 2013. He delivered identical letters to the City Clerk, City Attorney and Human Resources Department.
Art Encounter reception kicks off new exhibit at City Hall Art Encounter reception kicks off new exhibit at City Hall
View local art pieces, tour Council Chambers, enjoy free refreshments and more Oct. 16.
Council approves funds to bring Thunderbird Artists Art and Wine Festival back to Surprise Council approves funds to bring Thunderbird Artists Art and Wine Festival back to Surprise
Money will be used to market Jan. 24 – 26, 2014 event.
City offers trail marker capturing service to aid in emergency response City offers trail marker capturing service to aid in emergency response
Captured trail coordinates shared with dispatch to assist in emergency response.
City Sanitation Services pick up national award City Sanitation Services pick up national award
Garbage Collection Services recognized as one of the best in the country!
General Plan educational outreach expands to TV General Plan educational outreach expands to TV
Get the scoop on the Plan before the Nov. 5 General Election.
Register soon for Surprise Fall Break Camp Register soon for Surprise Fall Break Camp
Fall Camp, Oct. 14–18, for grades K-6.
Free workshop: Understanding Your IRA Free workshop: Understanding Your IRA
Oct. 2 class designed for those preparing to or already utilizing their IRA for retirement.
Council supports modified freeway-style interchange at Grand/Bell Council supports modified freeway-style interchange at Grand/Bell
“Option A” calls for Bell to be elevated over Grand and the BNSF railroad tracks. Less impact to business, makes intersection safer.
Public input sought on city parks at Sept/Oct Recreation Advisory Commission meetings Public input sought on city parks at Sept/Oct Recreation Advisory Commission meetings
Share your thoughts on the future of city parks, rec facilities.
Maintenance to close City Dog Park, Sept. 25 – Oct 10 Maintenance to close City Dog Park, Sept. 25 – Oct 10
Small and large dog park areas reopen on Oct. 11.
PowerShares Tennis Returns to Surprise March 21-22 PowerShares Tennis Returns to Surprise March 21-22
“Not cancelled, never was,” says City Manager of media account
Fall Youth Sports registration now open; volunteer coaches needed Fall Youth Sports registration now open; volunteer coaches needed
Girls volleyball and softball; boys tee-ball and baseball programs offered this fall.
City of Surprise considers false alarm fees City of Surprise considers false alarm fees
The City of Surprise is considering amendments to its false alarm ordinance. In order to obtain public input on these changes, the Police Department is conducting 3 public meetings about possible alternatives.
County Elections Dept: Tande wins Surprise D6 County Elections Dept: Tande wins Surprise D6
County officials report a final tally of District 6 votes, which shows Tande with 709 votes, or 50.32%
Residents Elect Council Members in D1, D5; D6 very close Residents Elect Council Members in D1, D5; D6 very close
Surprise voters elected one new City Council member and returned an incumbent, but to a different seat, in tonight’s primary election. In District 6, enough votes remain uncounted to be uncertain whether a runoff will be required.
Families invited to share in the Surprise Party fun this Dec. Families invited to share in the Surprise Party fun this Dec.
Registrations now accepted for Arts & Crafts Festival, Classic Car Show and Gingerbread Contest!
Essentials of Estate Planning workshop Sept. 24 Essentials of Estate Planning workshop Sept. 24
Communicating your wishes, protecting your family.
Get your vendor space for the Nov 16 Surprise Swap Meet Get your vendor space for the Nov 16 Surprise Swap Meet
Spaces for this popular community-wide yard sale go fast!
Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex to host free USTA youth tennis event in September Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex to host free USTA youth tennis event in September
Celebrate Worldwide Day of Play, Sept. 16 with free youth tennis in Surprise!
Retirement Risks class offered September 17 Retirement Risks class offered September 17
Learn ways to minimize the risks in your retirement years.
Rachel Villanueva named D4 Councilmember Rachel Villanueva named D4 Councilmember
She fills the seat left vacant by the recent death of her husband Roy Villanueva.
Aug. 24 is Dive in Move night at Surprise Aquatics Center Aug. 24 is Dive in Move night at Surprise Aquatics Center
Bring the family out to see Epic- rated PG!
General Plan FAQs now online; get the facts ahead of the vote General Plan FAQs now online; get the facts ahead of the vote
Get the lowdown on the General Plan 2035 before Nov. 5 vote. www.surpriseaz.gov/generalplan.
Surprise August 27 Primary Election results on Web, TV Surprise August 27 Primary Election results on Web, TV
City primary election results will be posted on the City of Surprise web site and Surprise 11, the city’s cable TV channel, Tuesday evening, August 27.
IRAs & 401K workshop Sept. 10 in Surprise IRAs & 401K workshop Sept. 10 in Surprise
Register soon for this free class, it fills up quickly.
City Store moves to Chamber’s Welcome Center City Store moves to Chamber’s Welcome Center
Stop by for city merchandise and information.
Stay cool in Surprise- Swim Programs offered in August and September Stay cool in Surprise- Swim Programs offered in August and September
Swim teams, open swim and adult water fitness classes offered.
Surprise Initiates Local Vendor Preference Policy Surprise Initiates Local Vendor Preference Policy
High school seniors: Surprise offers leadership opportunities High school seniors: Surprise offers leadership opportunities
Applications accepted for Surprise Youth Leadership Commission through Sept. 5.
Surprise Police enhance enforcement with body cams Surprise Police enhance enforcement with body cams
Cameras record video/audio and add a new level of documentation.
City opens registration for Tot Time Program for 3-5 year olds City opens registration for Tot Time Program for 3-5 year olds
Register soon, program begins September 9.
Accreditation team invites public comment on Surprise PD Accreditation team invites public comment on Surprise PD
CALEA hosting public input meeting Aug. 19 at City Hall.
City launches first phase of online vendor registration City launches first phase of online vendor registration
Businesses can sign up to do business with Surprise
Surprise Council hears plan to support crime victims Surprise Council hears plan to support crime victims
Victim Advocate will help crime victims keep track of court dates, assist with restitution, etc....
Council hears proposed False Alarm Ordinance setting annual fee & penalties for repeat false calls Council hears proposed False Alarm Ordinance setting annual fee & penalties for repeat false calls
Public hearings will be part of the process.
Public invited to tour Surprise City Parks with Recreation Advisory Commission Public invited to tour Surprise City Parks with Recreation Advisory Commission
The City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services Advisory Commission will tour all city parks as part of a special meeting on Saturday, August 17.
Adopt-a-Team program launches in support of youth baseball in Surprise Adopt-a-Team program launches in support of youth baseball in Surprise
Surprise to host American Legion West Regional Tournament, Aug. 8 – 12. Adopt a team and receive 2014 Spring Training tickets!
Surprise accepting applications to fill D4 council seat vacated by death of Villanueva Surprise accepting applications to fill D4 council seat vacated by death of Villanueva
Applications are available online and in City Clerk's Office. Due date: August 12, 2013.
Surprise sends vehicles, equipment to auction company Surprise sends vehicles, equipment to auction company
Refuse trucks, misc. equipment sent to Sierra Auction for Aug. 10 auction.
Police:  Double-digit drop in Surprise crime due to Police/Community partnerships Police: Double-digit drop in Surprise crime due to Police/Community partnerships
Information to be released as part of a national crime report.
Councilman Villanueva public funeral set for July 29; share your condolences online Councilman Villanueva public funeral set for July 29; share your condolences online
Viewing is July 28, funeral is July 29.
City of Surprise announces the passing of Councilmember Roy Villanueva City of Surprise announces the passing of Councilmember Roy Villanueva
Share your condolences and memories online.
City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training
Training is Aug. 29.
West Valley Arts Council debuts Art Exhibit at Surprise City Hall West Valley Arts Council debuts Art Exhibit at Surprise City Hall
Local artists' work featured at City Hall through September 30.
Police:  Double-digit drop in Surprise crime due to Police/Community partnerships  Police: Double-digit drop in Surprise crime due to Police/Community partnerships
FBI says violent crime down 12%; property crime down 23%.
Councilmen Williams, Mankiewicz host July 27 Coffee Councilmen Williams, Mankiewicz host July 27 Coffee
This open-to-the-public meeting is a great way to catch up on city news and information.
Volunteer opportunity- City accepting applications for several boards, commission Volunteer opportunity- City accepting applications for several boards, commission
Openings on Arts; Loss Trust Fund; P&Z; Tourism; Building & Construction Review boards / commissions.
Police host volunteer recruitment meeting Police host volunteer recruitment meeting
Citizens Patrol volunteers needed. Learn more at the July 31 meeting.
Surprise General Plan 101; voters decide in November Surprise General Plan 101; voters decide in November
Get up to speed ahead of the election- surpriseaz.gov/generalplan.
Surprise Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football League registration underway Surprise Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football League registration underway
Play begins in late August!
Surprise accepting funding applications for Community events, programs Surprise accepting funding applications for Community events, programs
Program to assist community organizations in developing events and programs in Surprise.
Free “Wills and Trusts Workshop” July 22 Free “Wills and Trusts Workshop” July 22
Proper planning can help preserve assets for you and your loved ones.
2nd marriage asset protection workshop set for July 24 2nd marriage asset protection workshop set for July 24
Space is limited, sign up soon.
Surprise raising funds for families of fallen Prescott firefighters at free July 4th event Surprise raising funds for families of fallen Prescott firefighters at free July 4th event
You can donate at this free fireworks event; city donating its portion of concession sales & more.
Surprise Police - Safety Reminder for 4th of July celebrations Surprise Police - Safety Reminder for 4th of July celebrations
Keep guns and fireworks out of your July 4th celebration.
Surprise Self-Certification Building Permit Program saves business time & money Surprise Self-Certification Building Permit Program saves business time & money
A faster permit process for eligible projects means permits will be issued within five business days.
July 4th reminders: No fireworks use in city limits; watch out for pets July 4th reminders: No fireworks use in city limits; watch out for pets
Learn more about the City's Fireworks Use & Sale Ordinance and tips to keep pets safe over the 4th!
Public input welcome on proposed local building code amendments Public input welcome on proposed local building code amendments
View and comment on the proposed amendments online through August 31.
3 squadrons of F-35s head to Luke ahead of schedule 3 squadrons of F-35s head to Luke ahead of schedule
Mayor Wolcott reacts to the positive news
Standard and Poor’s Revises Surprise outlook to “Stable” Standard and Poor’s Revises Surprise outlook to “Stable”
Standard and Poor’s Revises Surprise outlook to “Stable” and affirmed its “A” General Obligation Bond rating.
Surprise Council names Misty Leslie City Attorney Surprise Council names Misty Leslie City Attorney
The Surprise City Council voted unanimously to appoint Misty Leslie as the Surprise City Attorney, agreeing to an employment agreement with Leslie, who has been Interim City Attorney since March 29.
AZ TechCelerator hosts government, business officials from Mexico AZ TechCelerator hosts government, business officials from Mexico
Officials from Nogales, Sonora got a firsthand look at successful business incubators during a visit to the Valley, including a stop at the City of Surprise AZ TechCelerator.
Free “Myths vs. Facts of Annuities Workshop” Free “Myths vs. Facts of Annuities Workshop”
Register soon for this July 9 class.
“Profit and Preservation”, the 4th free business education class “Profit and Preservation”, the 4th free business education class
Workshop is July 18, register soon.
Auditors: FY12 is “clean;” no major budget impact from dev agreement, impact fee management review Auditors: FY12 is “clean;” no major budget impact from dev agreement, impact fee management review
City making major strides in improving its financial picture.
Surprise Hires McKinley as Public Works Director Surprise Hires McKinley as Public Works Director
Long time Washington state public works official Richard E. McKinley will begin work in Surprise July 22.
Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy
Online registration is available for this popular course!
Surprise’s 31st Annual 4th of July Celebration – Get Your Tickets Now Surprise’s 31st Annual 4th of July Celebration – Get Your Tickets Now
Join your neighbors for baseball, fun and fireworks!
Council selects Mankiewicz for D5 Council seat Council selects Mankiewicz for D5 Council seat
The term runs until December 31, 2013.
Surprise hosts Dive in Movie – Escape from Planet Earth Surprise hosts Dive in Movie – Escape from Planet Earth
Movie night is June 29.
Surprise Police statement on dismissed DUI citation Surprise Police statement on dismissed DUI citation
Chief Michael Frazier on coverage of legal action regarding December, 2012 citation of Surprise resident
Free class on “The Retirement Solution: Rules of Money” Free class on “The Retirement Solution: Rules of Money”
Sign up soon for this June 25 class.
Free “Wills and Trusts Workshop” June 19 Free “Wills and Trusts Workshop” June 19
Space fills quickly. Register soon.
Surprise Senior Center call out for Senior Idol contestants Surprise Senior Center call out for Senior Idol contestants
Conest open to talented individuals ages 50 and better! Register by June 12 for the July 10 show!
Council interviews D5 applicants, sets 6/11 for vote Council interviews D5 applicants, sets 6/11 for vote
Appointee will fill the council vacancy until the term expires December 31, 2013.
“Your partner, the IRS: Tax planning vs. tax-paying”, the 3rd free business education class “Your partner, the IRS: Tax planning vs. tax-paying”, the 3rd free business education class
This free June 20th class is for new and established businesses.
Free swim lessons offered in Surprise Free swim lessons offered in Surprise
Classes run through June.
Vendors sought for Surprise’s 31st Annual 4th of July Celebration Vendors sought for Surprise’s 31st Annual 4th of July Celebration
Get your products in front of thousands. Get your space soon before they're gone.
Council OK’s budget; ahead of schedule in restoring reserves, achieving financial resiliency Council OK’s budget; ahead of schedule in restoring reserves, achieving financial resiliency
The Surprise City Council approved a $205 million Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) tentative expenditure budget Tuesday, which shows a projected, larger than forecast $14.5 million surplus in the City’s General Fund by June 30, 2013.
Class offers tips on planning for sustainable retirement Class offers tips on planning for sustainable retirement
Register soon for this free June 11 class.
Council OK’s $205 million budget Council OK’s $205 million budget
Budget shows restoring reserves plan ahead of schedule; achieving financial resiliency.
AZ High School All-Star Baseball returns to Surprise AZ High School All-Star Baseball returns to Surprise
Games are June 1 and 2.
Flood Control, City partner on Flood Talk 101 info session Flood Control, City partner on Flood Talk 101 info session
Officials will be on hand to answer flood-related questions at this June 17th public meeting.
West Valley Youth Leadership Council completes successful first year West Valley Youth Leadership Council completes successful first year
Applications now being accepted for 2013-14 school year.
City offers free CCC-CPR classes this summer City offers free CCC-CPR classes this summer
Sign up soon to learn this life-saving skill.
City’s Utilities Division scores state awards City’s Utilities Division scores state awards
AZ Water Association recognizes division’s safety record; 2 employees earn awards.
City plans Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony City plans Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
Public event is Saturday, May 25, at 7 a.m.
Youth urged to be heard via City online survey Youth urged to be heard via City online survey
Councilmember John Williams wants to hear thoughts on how to make Surprise a better place for our young people and get them more involved.
District 5 Council Vacancy; application process underway District 5 Council Vacancy; application process underway
The application closing date for this position is Wednesday, May 29.
City Council oks General Plan; voters to decide in November City Council oks General Plan; voters to decide in November
To review the General Plan 2035 visit www.surpriseaz.gov/generalplan
City seeking volunteer Senior Center drivers City seeking volunteer Senior Center drivers
Vehicles and training are provided.
Volunteer opportunity- City accepting applications for several boards, commission Volunteer opportunity- City accepting applications for several boards, commission
Applications are available at the City Clerk's Office and online.
Public events planned for National Public Works Week Public events planned for National Public Works Week
Public events on May 20 & 21.
Mike Woodard resigns from Surprise Council Mike Woodard resigns from Surprise Council
Wants to spend time traveling with family.
City’s Summer Youth Basketball registration underway City’s Summer Youth Basketball registration underway
Play begins in early July!
MAG to host Open House in Surprise; other venues on future of NW Valley transit MAG to host Open House in Surprise; other venues on future of NW Valley transit
The meeting in Surprise is May 16 at 12:30 p.m. in Sun Village Multi-Purpose Room.
June HOA Connection focus on preserving/enhancing property values June HOA Connection focus on preserving/enhancing property values
Register for this June 4th meeting.
AZ TechCelerator tenant recruitment underway AZ TechCelerator tenant recruitment underway
This is the place where early-stage tech-based companies can help get to the next step in their business plan.
Learn how to do business with Surprise; other agencies at Procurement Fair Learn how to do business with Surprise; other agencies at Procurement Fair
Saturday, June 1, at the Communiversity @ Surprise!
City of Surprise Summer Camp registration underway City of Surprise Summer Camp registration underway
Two age-specific camps run May 28 - August 2.
HS Seniors: Surprise offers leadership opportunities HS Seniors: Surprise offers leadership opportunities
City recruiting for Surprise Youth Leadership Commission.
City Manager’s FY14 budget shows improved financial picture City Manager’s FY14 budget shows improved financial picture
City Manager Chris Hillman presented a draft $ 223.4 million Fiscal Year 14 (FY14) budget to the Surprise City Council today that shows the City ahead of schedule in its two-year plan to replenish budget reserves drained by past accounting adjustments.
Free “Wills and Trusts Workshop” May 22 Free “Wills and Trusts Workshop” May 22
With proper planning you can preserve your assets and provide for your loved ones.
Free Myths vs. Facts of Annuities workshop Free Myths vs. Facts of Annuities workshop
Register for this May 21st class.
Free Pro’s & Con’s of IRAs & 401Ks Workshop Free Pro’s & Con’s of IRAs & 401Ks Workshop
Register for this May 14th workshop.
Surprise brings back Youth Employment Program for second year Surprise brings back Youth Employment Program for second year
Summer job program for income-eligible Surprise residents between the ages of 15 – 19. Apply by May 8.
NCAA 5K Run for Wishes set for Surprise May 11 – Register Now! NCAA 5K Run for Wishes set for Surprise May 11 – Register Now!
All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® Arizona.
City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training
Sign up for the May 14th training.
City’s Pavement Preservation Program schedule released City’s Pavement Preservation Program schedule released
Schedule and work area maps available online.
Young people: Your opinion wanted Young people: Your opinion wanted
In the latest effort to engage young people in community affairs, Surprise youth are being asked to comment online about issues from city programs for youth to their transportation woes.
Biz Series continues May 16: “Operations, HR & Benefits” Biz Series continues May 16: “Operations, HR & Benefits”
This free educational series is for established businesses and entrepreneurs.
Surprise Sundancers Raise more than $1500 for "Rachel’s Challenge" Surprise Sundancers Raise more than $1500 for "Rachel’s Challenge"
Raffles sponsored by the non-profit, volunteer Surprise Sundancers at two Surprise Stadium spring training games this season raised more than $1500 for the “Rachel’s Challenge” anti-bullying program in schools throughout the Dysart Unified School District.
Surprise offers free long-term care workshop Surprise offers free long-term care workshop
Help plan for your/spouse's long-term care needs & costs at May 8th workshop.
Business, college, social media talk to highlight Youth Teen Summit – April 18 Business, college, social media talk to highlight Youth Teen Summit – April 18
More than 100 teens to participate!
Surprise MayFair community event offers free family fun Surprise MayFair community event offers free family fun
May 4, Bicentennial Park, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Music, art, kids activities, BMX demo & more!
City seeks RFQs for Vendor Registration System City seeks RFQs for Vendor Registration System
RFQs due April 30.
USTA Tennis on Campus Event at Surprise through April 13 USTA Tennis on Campus Event at Surprise through April 13
Anaheim City Manager to take Surprise ACM/CFO post Anaheim City Manager to take Surprise ACM/CFO post
Bob Wingenroth to begin his new duties with Surprise June 24.
Bell Road sidewalk replacement: Civic Center - Bullard Bell Road sidewalk replacement: Civic Center - Bullard
April 15 - 22 sidewalk closure. Eastbound Bell Rd. temporary curb lane closure during concrete pour.
Free Movie Night this Saturday at Surprise Stadium Free Movie Night this Saturday at Surprise Stadium
Free showing of "How to Train Your Dragon"– rated PG. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Movie begins at 7 p.m.
Surprise Police host “Prescription Drug Take Back Day” Surprise Police host “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”
Safely dispose of unwanted, expired meds on April 27 at two locations in Surprise.
Swap Meet in Surprise this Saturday, April 13 Swap Meet in Surprise this Saturday, April 13
Free parking and admission!
Pollution Advisory, poor weather force cancelation of all City outdoor programs April 8 Pollution Advisory, poor weather force cancelation of all City outdoor programs April 8
Cal Ripken baseball/softball, SIC classes & swim lessons will be re-scheduled for a later date.
Surprise Mayor meets with White House Drug Policy Director Surprise Mayor meets with White House Drug Policy Director
Meeting to discuss the impact of immigration reform and how to build a common sense approach to the issue.
APS work requires Loop 303 closure tonight APS work requires Loop 303 closure tonight
303 closed in both directions, Bell to Greenway, 8 p.m. April 4 through 5 a.m. April 5.
Small business brown bag lunch video seminars slated for AZ TechCelerator Small business brown bag lunch video seminars slated for AZ TechCelerator
Free biz seminars focus on angel investing; insurance; social media and more.
Surprise debuts Women’s Heritage Trail April 13 Surprise debuts Women’s Heritage Trail April 13
Public ceremony begins at 10 a.m., 12987 W. Market Street.
Council votes to sever relationship with City Attorney Council votes to sever relationship with City Attorney
Surprise City Council unanimously voted @ 3/29 special meeting to terminate its employment contract with City Attorney.
Council oks expanded, more detailed Strategic Plan Council oks expanded, more detailed Strategic Plan
Includes new elements; more specific goals and strategies.
Surprise, Dysart partner for Youth Leadership Summit Surprise, Dysart partner for Youth Leadership Summit
Freshman, sophomores & juniors sign up for the 2013 Surprise Youth Leadership Summit, April 18!
Second Sundays in the Park April event features 50’s – 60’s tunes Second Sundays in the Park April event features 50’s – 60’s tunes
Free family event at Community Park, April 14.
City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training
Training is April 3.
Surprise Lions donate books to Surprise Public Safety Surprise Lions donate books to Surprise Public Safety
Program to offer support in crisis events; promote literacy.
Surprise Spring EGG-Stravaganza awaits egg & candy hunters Surprise Spring EGG-Stravaganza awaits egg & candy hunters
More than 50,000 eggs and treats for toddlers to 8 year olds to find free on March 30!
Spring’s the time for a sprinkler spruce-up Spring’s the time for a sprinkler spruce-up
Check out tips that will save water and money.
Spring Cleaning alert: HHW Collection set for April 13 Spring Cleaning alert: HHW Collection set for April 13
Free event for Surprise residents only. Proof of residency required.
Business workshop series offered in Surprise Business workshop series offered in Surprise
Free four-part series designed for existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Art is Alive in Surprise Arts & Cultural Festival is back April 6 - 7 Art is Alive in Surprise Arts & Cultural Festival is back April 6 - 7
The festival, with free admission, is open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on both days at the Community Park.
Today's Cal Ripken Baseball/Babe Ruth Girls Softball Parade Canceled Today's Cal Ripken Baseball/Babe Ruth Girls Softball Parade Canceled
Due to weather conditions only the parade has been canceled. The Rangers v A's game remains scheduled for a 1:05 p.m. first pitch.
Surprise Police host vehicle VIN etching event Surprise Police host vehicle VIN etching event
Auto Theft Prevention & VIN etching event. March 13, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., Target parking lot on Bell.
Registration is open for Spring Break and Summer Camps Registration is open for Spring Break and Summer Camps
Safe and fun activities for your kids!
7th Annual Relay for Life in Surprise- April 6 7th Annual Relay for Life in Surprise- April 6
Dare to Dream of a World without Cancer and participate! There are many ways to help....
Wolcott appointed to I-11 Coalition Board of Directors Wolcott appointed to I-11 Coalition Board of Directors
This group of civic leaders in AZ and NV are raising public awareness & support for future I-11, to link Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Irrigation Timer Tutorial set for April 13 Irrigation Timer Tutorial set for April 13
Hands-on class teaches proper settings for your irrigation system that matches your landscape needs.
Mayor heads to New Orleans to talk Grand Ave redevelopment Mayor heads to New Orleans to talk Grand Ave redevelopment
Mayor invited to present a case study on redevelopment along Grand Avenue.
Spaces available for Surprise Spring Swap Meet Spaces available for Surprise Spring Swap Meet
Popular citywide bargain market is April 13 at Surprise Aquatics Center lot.
Councilman Williams appointed to National League of Cities committee; focus on youth issues Councilman Williams appointed to National League of Cities committee; focus on youth issues
Williams part of city council team heading to Washington D.C. for national League congressional-city conference.
El Mirage - Bell utility relocation begins this month El Mirage - Bell utility relocation begins this month
MCDOT says lane restrictions possible through late March at Bell & El Mirage.
AZ TechCelerator hosts small business programs workshop AZ TechCelerator hosts small business programs workshop
Learn about small biz programs that offer federal funding for innovation research & development.
General Plan Open House- March 13 General Plan Open House- March 13
Come share your thoughts on the General Plan 2035 Draft.
Dominguez named Surprise Presiding Judge Dominguez named Surprise Presiding Judge
Dominguez to oversee Court staff and direct Court operations.
City donates over a ton of citrus to local food bank City donates over a ton of citrus to local food bank
City staff put in the work to donate grapefruit, oranges to St. Mary's Food Bank.
Surprise welcomes back College Baseball Classic Surprise welcomes back College Baseball Classic
ASU hosts Arkansas, Gonzaga and Pacific, at Surprise Stadium, Feb 28 - March 3.
Surprise founder recognized by Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail Surprise founder recognized by Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail
Recognition paves way for Surprise Women’s Heritage Trail in the Original Town Site.
City Design Institute visits Surprise; considers Grand Avenue project City Design Institute visits Surprise; considers Grand Avenue project
A representative of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) toured Grand Avenue with Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott, City Councilmember Roy Villanueva and other city officials Wednesday, as the MICD considers contributing urban design expertise to selected cities across the US.
Mayor, Council members, Manager lead opposition to HB 2657 Mayor, Council members, Manager lead opposition to HB 2657
City leaders say bill could devastate municipal budgets; depriving cities of the ability to collect construction sales tax.
Mayor Wolcott named AZ League Executive Committee Member Mayor Wolcott named AZ League Executive Committee Member
Committee shapes priorities and directs the organization's advocacy, research and membership services.
Free Inclusive Fishing Clinic–February 23 Free Inclusive Fishing Clinic–February 23
Registration is required before clinic.
Catch the tennis stars of the future as USTA Pro Circuit returns to Surprise Catch the tennis stars of the future as USTA Pro Circuit returns to Surprise
USTA Pro Circuit-Surprise Tennis Classic-Women’s $25,000 Tournament returns Feb. 17-24.
False Alarm Ordinance Public Meetings Canceled False Alarm Ordinance Public Meetings Canceled
The meetings on Feb. 19 & 20 have been canceled pending further review of the proposed ordinance.
Surprise offers free Myths vs. Facts of Annuities Workshop Surprise offers free Myths vs. Facts of Annuities Workshop
Register soon for this free March 7th class.
Surprise Mayor Wolcott delivers State of the City Surprise Mayor Wolcott delivers State of the City
Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott delivered the annual State of the City speech at the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast Tuesday morning.
West Valley Babe Ruth registration now open West Valley Babe Ruth registration now open
Babe Ruth Baseball for boys 13-15 years old, teaches baseball fundamentals and skills.
Wills and Trusts Workshop offered in Surprise Wills and Trusts Workshop offered in Surprise
Register for this free March 5th class; space is limited.
Surprise Mayor Wolcott named to National League of Cities Transportation Panel Surprise Mayor Wolcott named to National League of Cities Transportation Panel
Committee is responsible for developing NLC federal transportation policy positions.
General Plan Draft Update awaiting your review; online comment and public meetings set General Plan Draft Update awaiting your review; online comment and public meetings set
Check it out and comment at surpriseaz.gov/generalplan.
Free Reverse Mortgages Workshop- March 5 Free Reverse Mortgages Workshop- March 5
Space is limited, register soon.
Korean Baseball in Surprise Feb. 5, Kia tigers vs. NC Dinos Korean Baseball in Surprise Feb. 5, Kia tigers vs. NC Dinos
Free event! First pitch is at 1 p.m.
Personal Income Tax Workshop offered in Surprise Feb. 27 Personal Income Tax Workshop offered in Surprise Feb. 27
Overview of 2012 taxable income, deductions & credits; changes for 2013 and more.
Panel Selects 3 Finalists for Presiding Judge Panel Selects 3 Finalists for Presiding Judge
Commission will present the three names to the City Council on Tuesday.
Free Pro’s & Con’s of IRAs/401ks Workshop in Surprise Free Pro’s & Con’s of IRAs/401ks Workshop in Surprise
Sign up for this Feb. 21st class soon!
AZ TechCelerator hosts Export Business Workshop Jan. 31 AZ TechCelerator hosts Export Business Workshop Jan. 31
Register soon for this free educational event.
Council selects Jim Biundo as Vice Mayor Council selects Jim Biundo as Vice Mayor
District 1 Counclmember Biundo to serve one-year term as Vice Mayor.
Surprise sets February 12 for “State of the City” Speech Surprise sets February 12 for “State of the City” Speech
This Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce-sponsered event begins at 7 a.m.
Free IRAs & 401ks workshop set for Jan. 29 Free IRAs & 401ks workshop set for Jan. 29
Learn the pros & cons of these two investment types.
Surprise begins interviews for presiding judge Surprise begins interviews for presiding judge
Public comment welcome at meetings, or via email.
Police make changes after 25-year evidence review Police make changes after 25-year evidence review
Evidence Facility gets major upgrades after theft triggers review dating back to 1986
Volunteer Opportunity- City accepting applications for citizen boards/commissions Volunteer Opportunity- City accepting applications for citizen boards/commissions
Applications available at City Clerk's Office or online.
Sierra Montana Rec Center BBQ Bash set for Jan. 26 Sierra Montana Rec Center BBQ Bash set for Jan. 26
Free hot dogs, outdoor/indoor games and activities!
Public Works Director Named Deputy City Manager in Goodyear Public Works Director Named Deputy City Manager in Goodyear
Acting Assistant Director for Utilities Terry Lowe will lead the department on interim basis until a permanent director can be recruited.
Meetings set to discuss the future of local transit Meetings set to discuss the future of local transit
Don’t miss this great opportunity to discuss the future of transit in your community on Jan. 30.
City Manager: Consultant to review Public Works City Manager: Consultant to review Public Works
Management Partners to perform detailed analysis of City’s largest department.
Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” kicks off winter series January 13 Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” kicks off winter series January 13
Free music from live music by Neil Diamond cover band; other entertainment at Community Park.
Itty Bitty golf event offered to tots in Surprise Itty Bitty golf event offered to tots in Surprise
Jan. 19th event free fun for 3, 4 and 5 year olds!
Small business brown bag lunch video seminars slated for AZ TechCelerator Small business brown bag lunch video seminars slated for AZ TechCelerator
Series of free video conferences aimed at small business run through early June.
Surprise participates in Senior Employment Program for ages 55+ Surprise participates in Senior Employment Program for ages 55+
Surprise Senior Center is a training facility for this program.
Jan. 17 public meeting set for proposed Bell Road – 168th Drive traffic signal change Jan. 17 public meeting set for proposed Bell Road – 168th Drive traffic signal change
Open House hours are 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Cimarron Springs Elm. School.
Surprise City Academy kicks off February 11 Surprise City Academy kicks off February 11
Learn the ins and outs of city business in this free class!
Police ask for help keeping New Year's celebrations safe Police ask for help keeping New Year's celebrations safe
Keep guns and fireworks out of your celebration.
Texas Rangers & Kansas City Royals 2013 Spring Training Tickets on sale January 5 Texas Rangers & Kansas City Royals 2013 Spring Training Tickets on sale January 5
Great ticket packages available! Buy at the box office, online or by phone! Season begins Feb. 22!
General Plan survey show residents value clean, safe Surprise General Plan survey show residents value clean, safe Surprise
See the results at surpriseaz.gov/generalplan.
Surprise Mayor, Council encourage signing up for email alerts Surprise Mayor, Council encourage signing up for email alerts
Get emails directly from your mayor and councilmembers through a new Notify Me option.
Surprise releases Winter/Spring 2013 Financial Fitness class calendar Surprise releases Winter/Spring 2013 Financial Fitness class calendar
Schedule includes classes on retirement and long-term care planning.
City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training
Sign up for the Jan. 9 training.
Surprise Police offer Holiday Safety Tips Surprise Police offer Holiday Safety Tips
Help keep Surprise a safe city.
City offers Christmas Tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips City offers Christmas Tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips
Christmas Tree drop-off sites open Dec. 26 - Jan. 13.
ADOT hosts Bell-Grand info booths; public meetings ADOT hosts Bell-Grand info booths; public meetings
Learn more about the project; view conceptual maps & comment at the meetings or azdot.gov/bellandgrand.
Water-saving landscape classes are back in 2013 Water-saving landscape classes are back in 2013
Timer-tutorial, container gardening, proper pool maintenance and more.
Mayor & City Council invite you to Dec. 18th Town Hall Mayor & City Council invite you to Dec. 18th Town Hall
Share your thoughts about key City issues with your Council and City staff.
2013 Surprise Spring Training: Online Pre-Sale starts December 17 2013 Surprise Spring Training: Online Pre-Sale starts December 17
Get your Texas Rangers & KC Royals tickets for another exciting season!
Surprise offers free Business Academy Surprise offers free Business Academy
Program is designed to educate new and aspiring entrepreneurs in the fundamentals of business practices and more.....
Grand/Bell interchange takes another step forward Grand/Bell interchange takes another step forward
Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council votes to add the project to the MAG Transportation Improvement Program 2011-2015 budget.
New Voting District Maps now online New Voting District Maps now online
The first election under the newly-drawn districts to take place in 2013.
Surprise City Offices to close during holiday week: Dec. 24 - 27 Surprise City Offices to close during holiday week: Dec. 24 - 27
City Court will remain open; public safety and sanitation services staffed as normal.
City Manager provides City Budget Update City Manager provides City Budget Update
Watch Reserves, Spending; Put Challenges to Rest.
General Plan Open House- December 17 General Plan Open House- December 17
Follow the progress at www.surpriseaz.gov/generalplan.
222-CARE provides easy way to request city services 222-CARE provides easy way to request city services
New upgrades make the online and phone service request system even better!
Surprise Police secure state DUI grant award Surprise Police secure state DUI grant award
$55,360 to be used for DUI enforcement and traffic safety.
Surprise Recreation Campus celebrates tradition with the 11th Annual Surprise Party Surprise Recreation Campus celebrates tradition with the 11th Annual Surprise Party
The festivities run Nov. 28 - Dec. 1!
ADOT opens public comment on Bell/Grand improvements; launches project web site ADOT opens public comment on Bell/Grand improvements; launches project web site
Check it out at: www.azdot.gov/bellandgrand
Council cancels internal interest payments, improves fiscal outlook Council cancels internal interest payments, improves fiscal outlook
Resolution allows $1.7 million budgeted for interest in FY12 to be directed into the city’s General Fund reserve.
Free Myths vs. Facts of Annuities Workshop Free Myths vs. Facts of Annuities Workshop
This class is set for Dec. 12; register soon.
Fair Housing & ADA issues highlight Dec. HOA Connection agenda Fair Housing & ADA issues highlight Dec. HOA Connection agenda
Find out how federal ADA & Fair Housing laws impact your community at the Dec. 6th HOA Connection.
Income tax planning workshop set for Dec. 11 Income tax planning workshop set for Dec. 11
Space is limited, register soon.
Police to Host Robbery Prevention Training Police to Host Robbery Prevention Training
Two dates to choose from: Nov. 19 & 21.
Emergency Housing Rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents Emergency Housing Rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents
Funds available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Families sought to participate in the 11th Annual Surprise Party festivities  Families sought to participate in the 11th Annual Surprise Party festivities
Participants sought for Dec. 1st Surprise Party Arts & Crafts Festival; Classic Car Show & Gingerbread House contest.
Surprise Youth Winter Sports registration now open Surprise Youth Winter Sports registration now open
Basketball, baseball, softball & kickball leagues/winter break camps open to boys/girls ages 4 -15.
Surprise Presiding Judge George Logan to Retire Surprise Presiding Judge George Logan to Retire
Leaving the bench in Feb. 2013.
“How to Be Your Own Boss” entrepreneur class offered in Surprise “How to Be Your Own Boss” entrepreneur class offered in Surprise
Sign up for this free Dec. 4th class before space fills up.
Share your thoughts on city’s recreation centers Share your thoughts on city’s recreation centers
Online survey open through the end of the year.
City offers online business license renewal option City offers online business license renewal option
Another customer service enhancement launched for city customers.
Two “Savvy Medicare Planning” Workshops offered in Surprise Two “Savvy Medicare Planning” Workshops offered in Surprise
Both free classes are educational for current Medicare enrollees and those about the enter the system.
Surprise Super Swap Meet- November 17 Surprise Super Swap Meet- November 17
More than 70 vendors selling new and used bargains. Parking & admission are free!
Surprise rates high in safety- FBI stats reveal Surprise rates high in safety- FBI stats reveal
Analysis of FBI stats finds Surprise with second-lowest rate of property and violent crime in 2011 among the county's largest cities.
Surprise to hold Inaugural “Bark in the Park” Event, November 3 Surprise to hold Inaugural “Bark in the Park” Event, November 3
Bring your best "furry" friend and enjoy pet-themed events at the Surprise Recreation Campus.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton pays visit to Surprise Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton pays visit to Surprise
Visits with Mayor Wolcott to discuss regional transportation, jobs, education issues and more.
Surprise offers two Wills & Trusts Workshop in November Surprise offers two Wills & Trusts Workshop in November
Learn ways to preserve your assets for your family at the Nov. 15th or 27th workshop.
Surprise Council holds Town Hall meeting Oct 31 Surprise Council holds Town Hall meeting Oct 31
Learn more about transportation, jobs and education plans....
Free “Understanding Your Credit Score” class in Surprise Free “Understanding Your Credit Score” class in Surprise
Your credit score can save you money on loans; insurance... Learn more at this Nov. 14th class.
Council OKs funds for Surprise Fine Art and Wine Festival Council OKs funds for Surprise Fine Art and Wine Festival
Festivities set for Feb. 1 - 3, 2013, at the Surprise Recreation Campus!
Free Long-term Care workshop offered in Surprise Free Long-term Care workshop offered in Surprise
Sign up soon for this Nov. 6th workshop.
Surprise Police invite you to G.A.I.N. Night Surprise Police invite you to G.A.I.N. Night
Have fun with your neighbors while learning ways to keep this a safe community!
Free Reverse Mortgages workshop October 31 Free Reverse Mortgages workshop October 31
Who can benefit from a reverse mortgage? The answer detailed at this workshop in Surprise.
Free class on how to plan for a sustainable retirement income offered in Surprise Free class on how to plan for a sustainable retirement income offered in Surprise
Learn how to manage the risk of not outliving your retirement income at this free October 30th class.
Surprise Seeking Pet Vendors for Inaugural “Bark in the Park” Event Surprise Seeking Pet Vendors for Inaugural “Bark in the Park” Event
Event is set for Nov. 3 at Community Park!
Surprise to review Public Works Department Surprise to review Public Works Department
Surprise City Manager Chris Hillman has informed the City Council that he is seeking an independent consultant to perform a detailed analysis of the Public Works Department.
West Valley Health & Wellness Fair in Surprise, Nov. 3 West Valley Health & Wellness Fair in Surprise, Nov. 3
Free fair offers participants access to health assessments, education and more!
Uncover the myths & facts of annuities at free workshop Uncover the myths & facts of annuities at free workshop
Space limited; Register soon for the Oct. 24 workshop.
City Clerk releases General Election voter information City Clerk releases General Election voter information
Find out important dates and voter details about the Nov. 6 General Election.
Budget numbers indicate two-year plan is on track Budget numbers indicate two-year plan is on track
Council hears that the last fiscal year ended in better than expected condition and the current fiscal year is off to a good start.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 13 for Surprise residents Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 13 for Surprise residents
Free for city residents; proof of residency required.
Development Services streamlines building permit process; enhances customer service Development Services streamlines building permit process; enhances customer service
Seven-step process details @ www.surpriseaz.gov/devservices.
Council recognizes Dysart accomplishments Council recognizes Dysart accomplishments
Council presents letter highlighting a year of achievements for the school district.
Free “Wills & Trusts” Workshop offered in Surprise Free “Wills & Trusts” Workshop offered in Surprise
Register soon for the Oct. 9th class.
City Dog Park closed Oct. 1 – 14 for maintenance City Dog Park closed Oct. 1 – 14 for maintenance
The park reopens on Oct. 15.
Surprise Police host “Prescription Drug Take Back Day” Surprise Police host “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”
Two collection events in Surprise on Saturday, September 29.
Auditors deliver update to Council Auditors deliver update to Council
Auditors confirm progress; caution work might take longer than initial estimated date of December 31.
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium features “The Lorax” Movie Night at Surprise Stadium features “The Lorax”
Free Movie Night at Surprise Stadium features “The Lorax,” Sept. 22. Gates open at 6:30, show begins at 7!
City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training
Realtors wishing to assist NSP homebuyers must first attend this Oct. 16th trainng.
ADOT announces upcoming 303 restrictions ADOT announces upcoming 303 restrictions
Traffic restrictions are expected throughout the 303 widening project.
MAG sets September meetings on NW Valley Local Transit System study MAG sets September meetings on NW Valley Local Transit System study
MAG sets Sept meetings on NW Valley Local Transit System study. More Surprise meetings in Oct. Online survey @ www.nwvtransit.azmag.gov.
October HOA Connection to address HOA budgeting October HOA Connection to address HOA budgeting
Oct. 1 class is for residents, HOA board members & management company staff.
Surprise offers new Teen Leadership opportunity Surprise offers new Teen Leadership opportunity
City accepting applications for the new Youth Leadership Commission.
Tickets on sale for the 2nd Annual “Ring of Fire” Craft Beer Festival October 13 Tickets on sale for the 2nd Annual “Ring of Fire” Craft Beer Festival October 13
Enjoy great beer and foor and stay for the CTCA Tennis Championships!
Surprise Police track down shooting suspect Surprise Police track down shooting suspect
Shooting suspect Darren Crockett is awaiting extradition in Las Vegas, Nevada after a joint effort between the Surprise Police Department and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD)
Surprise advancing agenda, relationships with DC trip Surprise advancing agenda, relationships with DC trip
Mayor Sharon Wolcott and City Manager Chris Hillman will be holding meetings in Washington early next week as part of the City’s commitment to advancing regional and Surprise issues at the federal level.
Popular free “Wills and Trusts Class” set for Sept. 27 Popular free “Wills and Trusts Class” set for Sept. 27
This class fills up quickly, register soon!
Fall Youth Sports registration underway; Volunteer coaches needed Fall Youth Sports registration underway; Volunteer coaches needed
Registration is open through Sept. 20 for girls’ volleyball, Babe Ruth softball, Cal Ripken baseball and tee-ball.
Surprise kicks off Fall Series of “Second Sundays in the Park” September 9  Surprise kicks off Fall Series of “Second Sundays in the Park” September 9
Enjoy free country music, roaming entertainment and more at Community Park, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Free class on how to create a sustainable income in retirement Free class on how to create a sustainable income in retirement
Register today for this Sept. 25 class.
Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) info class offered in Surprise Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) info class offered in Surprise
Get the scoop at this September 26 class at City Hall.
Share your vision for the city at General Plan Open House Share your vision for the city at General Plan Open House
September 15, 10 a.m. - Noon, at the library on Bullard. See you there!
Surprise SR Idol program wins state award Surprise SR Idol program wins state award
Now in its seventh year, Surprise SR Idol features top talent for those ages 50 and better!
Fall Clean-up Event Sept. 15, free for Surprise residents Fall Clean-up Event Sept. 15, free for Surprise residents
Residents, with residency proof, can drop off up to 2,000 pounds of residential waste free-of-charge at the Northwest Regional Landfill.
City secures Green Streets training grant; public workshop planned City secures Green Streets training grant; public workshop planned
Learn the benefits of developing a Green Streets Strategy at a 2-day EPA workshop in Sept.
City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training
Sept. 5th event is for realtors wanting to work with homebuyers in the City’s Homebuyer’s Assistance Program.
Student company wins Surprise Technology Contest, gets AZ TechCelerator space and start up grant Student company wins Surprise Technology Contest, gets AZ TechCelerator space and start up grant
Surprise welcomes Radial Impact!
Council applauds SNAP 2012 winners Council applauds SNAP 2012 winners
Recognizing neighborhoods, community leaders/ partners & young community activists who “SNAP” into action & make Surprise a great place to be!
Agreement for Dial-A-Ride improves service, saves money Agreement for Dial-A-Ride improves service, saves money
Valley Metro to take over the city’s Dial-A-Ride service in October, operating under a contract with Discount Cab.
Water-saving landscape classes are back this fall Water-saving landscape classes are back this fall
Classes are free for residents! Find tips you need to save H2O and reduce your water bill.
Council OKs largest building in Surprise Council OKs largest building in Surprise
418,000 s.f. manufacturing facility coming to Skyway Business Park.
Surprise Fall Youth Sports registration opens after Labor Day; seeking volunteer coaches Surprise Fall Youth Sports registration opens after Labor Day; seeking volunteer coaches
Registration opens for city's Fall Youth Sports programs Sept. 4 – 20.
AZ Humane Society's low-cost pet spay/neuter event Aug 15 & 16 AZ Humane Society's low-cost pet spay/neuter event Aug 15 & 16
The Arizona Humane Society's mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic in Surprise is canceled for August 14. Operations resume Aug. 15 & 16.
Council set to OK largest building in Surprise Council set to OK largest building in Surprise
418,000 s.f. manufacturing facility at Skyway
New F-35 Mission coming to Luke Air Force Base New F-35 Mission coming to Luke Air Force Base
The Department of Defense announced that the Glendale base will serve as the Air Force’s new F-35 training center.
Storm water basins not as inviting as they might look Storm water basins not as inviting as they might look
Officials warn against seeing the standing water from recent rains in parks or HOA green spaces as an invitation to splash around.
Police Host Volunteer Recruitment Meeting Police Host Volunteer Recruitment Meeting
The Citizens Patrol recruitment meeting is August 8, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Public Safety Auditorium.
Police Host Volunteer Recruitment Meeting Police Host Volunteer Recruitment Meeting
August 8, 2012 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm in the Public Safety Building located at 14250 W Statler Plaza.
Surprise Teen Spot: The online source for city youth Surprise Teen Spot: The online source for city youth
Check out surpriseaz.gov/theteenspot for teen polls, activities & more.
General Plan survey nears 1,300: A community responds General Plan survey nears 1,300: A community responds
Share your throughts at surpriseaz.gov/gpsurvey.
City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training City offers Neighborhood Stabilization Program Realtor Training
Workshops in Aug. & Sept. for realtors wanting to work with homebuyers in the City’s Homebuyer’s Assistance Program.
National Youth Baseball tournaments at Surprise Recreation Campus National Youth Baseball tournaments at Surprise Recreation Campus
Games run through Aug. 4.
Tickets on sale for September Surprise Music Fest, Classic Car Show Tickets on sale for September Surprise Music Fest, Classic Car Show
Event features live music highlighted by Country recording star Tracy Lawrence; classic car show and more!
NW Valley Transit System Study launches this fall NW Valley Transit System Study launches this fall
The City of Surprise, joins MAG and neighboring cities in local transit system study beginning in September 2012.
AZ Techcelerator hosts online marketing workshop AZ Techcelerator hosts online marketing workshop
Bring your own laptop July 24th event to provide pre-marketing checklist & other online marketing tips to success.
Registration open for Surprise Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football League Registration open for Surprise Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football League
Both leagues begin in August!
Cleanliness, Recycling, Sanitation Services score sky high in Surprise Cleanliness, Recycling, Sanitation Services score sky high in Surprise
SBA info seminar coming to AZ TechCelerator SBA info seminar coming to AZ TechCelerator
Seminar is July 19, targeted toward small businesses that are ready to go for financing.
Tickets on sale for July 18th Surprise Senior Idol Contest & Show Tickets on sale for July 18th Surprise Senior Idol Contest & Show
Enjoy the great entertainment and vote for your favorite!
Connors, McEnroe, Courier, Navratilova, Austin highlight 2012 CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise Connors, McEnroe, Courier, Navratilova, Austin highlight 2012 CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise
Tickets on sale in August for the October 12-13 premiere event!
Share your thoughts on the future of Surprise- new General Plan Survey now online Share your thoughts on the future of Surprise- new General Plan Survey now online
Help shape the future of Surprise! Take the survey at surpriseaz.gov/gpsurvey.
Surprise offers “Wills and Trusts Workshop” Surprise offers “Wills and Trusts Workshop”
Learn proper planning to preserve your assets & provide for your loved ones, August 1.
Council approves deal to bring Southwest Products, new jobs to Surprise Council approves deal to bring Southwest Products, new jobs to Surprise
165,000 square foot headquarters, distribution & manufacturing facility coming to Skyway Business Park.
Surprise names Gleason Interim Chief Finance Officer Surprise names Gleason Interim Chief Finance Officer
Former Phoenix Budget and Research Director begins service to Surprise July 2.
Survey: Surprise residents are happy to be here Survey: Surprise residents are happy to be here
AZ TechCelerator recruiting coaches to assist young businesses AZ TechCelerator recruiting coaches to assist young businesses
Help young companies at the business incubator by serving as a “listening” coach.
Waddell-303 intersection to reopen; closure moves south to Cactus intersection Waddell-303 intersection to reopen; closure moves south to Cactus intersection
Check out the latest on the 303 Improvement Project.
New auto dealership; jobs coming to Surprise New auto dealership; jobs coming to Surprise
62,000 square foot dealership opening at 303 Auto Show in January 2013.
Statement from City Manager Chris Hillman regarding the departure of CFO Scott McCarty Statement from City Manager Chris Hillman regarding the departure of CFO Scott McCarty
Surprise City Manager Chris Hillman read this statement at today’s City Council Workshop
The monsoon returns, Surprise offers safety tips The monsoon returns, Surprise offers safety tips
The monsoon begins June 15.
Feds confirm Luke AFB top choice for F-35 Feds confirm Luke AFB top choice for F-35
Luke Air Force Base remains the Air Force’s preferred location for its new F-35A training center, according to a final environmental report released this week by the Department of Defense.
Council OKs facilities sharing deal with Dysart Schools Council OKs facilities sharing deal with Dysart Schools
Agreement makes City & District facilities more accessible for community recreation.
Council OKs FY13 budget with $4.3 million in reductions Council OKs FY13 budget with $4.3 million in reductions
No impact on basic services; first step in 2-year plan to replenish reserves.
Council enthusiastic about agreement with Dysart Schools Council enthusiastic about agreement with Dysart Schools
Highlights include share facilities plan & improved business relationship. Final vote set 6/12.
Surprise’s 30th Annual 4th of July Celebration – Get Your Tickets Now Surprise’s 30th Annual 4th of July Celebration – Get Your Tickets Now
Enjoy baseball and fireworks at Surprise Stadium!
Fireworks use prohibited within city limits Fireworks use prohibited within city limits
“For those who plan on doing the traditional fireworks on the 4th of July, please remember that it is prohibited to use them within city limits,” says Fire Chief Michel White.
Surprise Sundancer’s to award $48,000 in Scholarships to Valley Youth Surprise Sundancer’s to award $48,000 in Scholarships to Valley Youth
A total of $48,000 in college scholarships will be presented to selected participants on Friday, June 1, as the City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department hosts the 7th annual Surprise Sundancers Academic All-Star Baseball Classic at the Surprise Recreation Campus – Surprise Stadium.
Surprise offers free Wills and Trusts Workshop Surprise offers free Wills and Trusts Workshop
Learn proper planning to preserve your assets and provide for your loved ones at free June 20 workshop.
Council completes review of department budgets; next workshop June 5 Council completes review of department budgets; next workshop June 5
A vote on the FY13 budget is set for June 12.
Surprise offers Teen Leadership opportunities Surprise offers Teen Leadership opportunities
Openings on Teen Advisory Commission and newly-created Surprise Youth Leadership Commission.
State issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory for 5/25 State issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory for 5/25
People with respiratory issues should limit outdoor time. Burning & off-road vehicle use prohibited during HPA.
Council OKs maximum budget ceiling of $168.4 million Council OKs maximum budget ceiling of $168.4 million
Tentative adoption occurs while proposed budget still under review
SNAP award nomination deadline extended SNAP award nomination deadline extended
Nominate neighborhood leaders; outstanding youth advocates and more through June 30.
Memorial Day Commemoration Event this Saturday at Surprise Stadium Memorial Day Commemoration Event this Saturday at Surprise Stadium
Pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m.; patriotic ceremony follows at 8:30 a.m.
Surprise Police encourage safety during high school graduation week Surprise Police encourage safety during high school graduation week
Focused police patrols will occur May 22 - May 26.
Technology incubator lunch-n-learn series coming to AZ TechCelerator Technology incubator lunch-n-learn series coming to AZ TechCelerator
Free tech-based business series every Wednesday, May 23 - June 27.
Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy
Learn the ins and outs of our HOA communities.
“Second Sundays in the Park” brings ballet on Mother’s Day “Second Sundays in the Park” brings ballet on Mother’s Day
West Valley Conservatory of Ballet perform “Peter and the Wolf."
Surprise Summer Youth Basketball registration is open Surprise Summer Youth Basketball registration is open
For boys & girls ages 5 -15. Interested in coaching? We're looking for you!
Police ask for help locating missing Surprise resident Police ask for help locating missing Surprise resident
Have you seen 72-year old George Gudenrath?
Council hears of Gestamp Solar Steel expansion; new jobs Council hears of Gestamp Solar Steel expansion; new jobs
Company officials comment on quality local workforce.
Surprise Music Fest, Classic Car Show set September 29 Surprise Music Fest, Classic Car Show set September 29
Council oks tourism grant to help secure another fun, family event for Surprise.
City Manager introduces proposed FY13 budget to Council City Manager introduces proposed FY13 budget to Council
Surprise City Manager Chris Hillman unveiled the proposed City Manager’s FY13 budget at Tuesday’s City Council work session, saying the budget achieves significant cost reductions without reducing service levels in core functions such as Police, Fire, Parks programs, and water/sanitation services.
City Manager FY13 budget calls for $4.3 million in reductions, eliminates some jobs City Manager FY13 budget calls for $4.3 million in reductions, eliminates some jobs
City Manager Chris Hillman will propose an FY13 budget calling for $4.3 million in cost reductions, approximately $2.9 million of it in reduced personnel costs, which include some layoffs.
Surprise Senior Center seeks age 50+ entertainers for Senior Idol contest Surprise Senior Center seeks age 50+ entertainers for Senior Idol contest
Contest is July 18.
Water Tower at City Hall- see how much water we really use Water Tower at City Hall- see how much water we really use
16-foot tower on display throughout May.
Surprise Pickleball Courts open for play Surprise Pickleball Courts open for play
8 courts to choose from at Community Park, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Free “Pro & Cons of Annuities and Long-Term Care and Life Insurance Workshop” Free “Pro & Cons of Annuities and Long-Term Care and Life Insurance Workshop”
Sign up early for this May 17th workshop.
“It Can Happen to You”- new anti-theft campaign invites victims to share stories “It Can Happen to You”- new anti-theft campaign invites victims to share stories
Find out ways you can avoid becoming a victim of property crime.
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium-  Featuring “Puss in Boots” Movie Night at Surprise Stadium- Featuring “Puss in Boots”
Free family movie begins at 7 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m., April 28.
City volunteer opportunities highlighted during National Volunteer Week City volunteer opportunities highlighted during National Volunteer Week
We'll find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!
Surprise launches one-stop source for transportation info Surprise launches one-stop source for transportation info
Site features all up-to-date current & long-range transportation projects, programs and studies impacting the Greater Surprise Area.
Surprise Police host Prescription Drug Take Back Day Surprise Police host Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Two locations in Surprise April 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Council names General Plan Advisory Committee Council names General Plan Advisory Committee
12-member committee will assist the City in the General Plan Update process.
Council hires auditors to analyze data, fulfill transparency commitment Council hires auditors to analyze data, fulfill transparency commitment
Council's latest actions move to repair past financial missteps.
April 21: Be Green & Be Healthy Fair, Shred-a-thon & Swap Meet at Surprise Rec Campus April 21: Be Green & Be Healthy Fair, Shred-a-thon & Swap Meet at Surprise Rec Campus
Three great events--one location, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Volunteer opportunities open on citizen boards Volunteer opportunities open on citizen boards
Help serve your community- become a volunteer board member.
Volunteers needed for Pride Day Cleanup Event Volunteers needed for Pride Day Cleanup Event
Meet up at Surprise Stadium,7:30 a.m., May 12 for assignments!
Council gives direction on Property Tax as FY13 budget moves ahead Council gives direction on Property Tax as FY13 budget moves ahead
Council directs staff to collect the same revenue from existing properties, plus new construction.
Standard&Poor’s, Fitch announce revised ratings for Standard&Poor’s, Fitch announce revised ratings for
News is not unexpected and day to day city operations are not affected
Surprise Senior Center seeks volunteers Surprise Senior Center seeks volunteers
Front desk support, drivers, food service and other volunteer opportunities available.
City’s Redistricting Plan receives federal ok City’s Redistricting Plan receives federal ok
First Council elections with the newly drawn district lines occur in 2013.
Spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet
Saturday, April 21, Aquatic Center Parking lot, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection April 14 for Surprise residents Household Hazardous Waste Collection April 14 for Surprise residents
8 a.m. – Noon, Public Works Maintenance Yard, 13433 W. Foxfire Dr.
S&P lowers bond rating in expected move S&P lowers bond rating in expected move
City's general bond rating lowered from AA to A with a negative outlook.
Surprise seeks SNAP award nominations Surprise seeks SNAP award nominations
City looking to recognize outstanding neighborhood leaders & more with Surprise Neighborhood Award Program. Created by the Surprise Quality of Life Commission,
Registration opens for Fourth Annual Surprise Youth Leadership Summit Registration opens for Fourth Annual Surprise Youth Leadership Summit
Surprise Sophomores - Juniors learn skills to lead. Register by April 26.
Council approves Transparency Plan as financial strategies move ahead Council approves Transparency Plan as financial strategies move ahead
Plan calls for weekly public budget meetings, public updates from independent auditors and more....
Surprise to look at personnel reductions, other savings to complete two year financial plan Surprise to look at personnel reductions, other savings to complete two year financial plan
Council repeats commitment to maintain high-level city services for residents.
AZ Humane Society to offer free pet spay/neuter event in Surprise AZ Humane Society to offer free pet spay/neuter event in Surprise
AHS mobile clinic will be in Surprise April 10 -12 and April 17 - 19.
Free Wills and Trusts Workshop in Surprise Free Wills and Trusts Workshop in Surprise
RSVP for this April 25 workshop.
Council gets detailed outline of fiscal challenges, talks transparency Council gets detailed outline of fiscal challenges, talks transparency
City Council hears audit report, discusses ways to keep the public informed and engaged.
Surprise Spring EGG-Stravaganza fun for egg and candy hunters Surprise Spring EGG-Stravaganza fun for egg and candy hunters
Toddlers to 8 year olds hunt for 50,000 candy & toy-filled eggs, April 7.
Mayor cites progress, lays out fiscal challenges, five point plan in State of the City Mayor cites progress, lays out fiscal challenges, five point plan in State of the City
Management looking at cutbacks to address depleted reserves, negative General Fund.
“Consumer Scams, Schemes and Fraud" workshop coming to Surprise “Consumer Scams, Schemes and Fraud" workshop coming to Surprise
This April 11 workshop is free and will be conducted by the AZ Attorney General's Office.
Small business seminars set at AZ TechCelerator Small business seminars set at AZ TechCelerator
Social media and tax-related seminars set for March & April.
Art is Alive in Surprise Art Festival March 31 & April 1 Art is Alive in Surprise Art Festival March 31 & April 1
This free family event has something for art lovers of all ages!
State issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory 3/6 State issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory 3/6
Outdoor exercise should be limited, no burning allowed during the advisory.
Take the Fair Housing Survey, as Surprise reviews related policies Take the Fair Housing Survey, as Surprise reviews related policies
Survey is open through mid-April. Help the city in their review of fair housing policies & programs.
March 4 kicks off Spring Training in Surprise with Public Safety focus March 4 kicks off Spring Training in Surprise with Public Safety focus
Join Surprise Fire and Police at Opening Day at Surprise Stadium, March 4.
Free “Pro & Cons of Annuities, Long-Term Care & Life Insurance” workshop Free “Pro & Cons of Annuities, Long-Term Care & Life Insurance” workshop
Register today for this March 22 workshop.
AZ TechCelerator offers free Social Media for Biz event AZ TechCelerator offers free Social Media for Biz event
Learn how Social Media can grow your business outreach at the March 21 event. Register today!
Volunteers sought for General Plan Advisory Committee Volunteers sought for General Plan Advisory Committee
Help shape the city's plans for the future.
Mayor sets March 19 for inaugural “State of the City” Speech Mayor sets March 19 for inaugural “State of the City” Speech
Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott will deliver her first State of the City speech on Monday, March 19 at 10 a.m. at Surprise City Hall, the Mayor’s Office announced today.
Spring clean-up slated for March 10, free for Surprise residents Spring clean-up slated for March 10, free for Surprise residents
Up to 2,000 lbs of residential waste accepted. Household Hazardous Waste NOT accepted at this event.
State issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory 2/27 State issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory 2/27
Outdoor exercise should be limited, no burning allowed during the advisory.
Vendors sought for Be Green & Be Healthy Fair in Surprise Vendors sought for Be Green & Be Healthy Fair in Surprise
Vendor apps due by April 4. Event set at Surprise Stadium on April 21.
March HOA Connection focuses on residential landscaping guidelines March HOA Connection focuses on residential landscaping guidelines
Get connected March 21.
Call to the Public forms now accepted electronically Call to the Public forms now accepted electronically
New online fillable form can be emailed directly to the City Clerk’s Office.
Surprise seeks volunteers to fill board vacancies Surprise seeks volunteers to fill board vacancies
Vacancies on Disability Advisory Commission; Loss Trust Fund and Building Construction Review Board.
Street restrictions in place for Feb 19 IMS AZ Marathon Street restrictions in place for Feb 19 IMS AZ Marathon
Bullard Ave closed, Parkview - Greenway, 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Council ok's Whistleblower Ordinance Council ok's Whistleblower Ordinance
Prohibits retaliation against employees who report improper government action.
Bring Your Dog to the Ballpark promotion is back March 18 in Surprise Bring Your Dog to the Ballpark promotion is back March 18 in Surprise
Pre-registration due by March 14.
Your thoughts welcome on city’s future Your thoughts welcome on city’s future
General Plan Visioning survey now online!
Bell Road sidewalk improvement project begins Bell Road sidewalk improvement project begins
Varied single curb-lane closures of Bell & sidewalk closures expected through March, Bullard Ave - Beardsley Canal.
New site gives Residents a Voice at the Legislature New site gives Residents a Voice at the Legislature
A new online site makes it easy for Surprise residents to learn which bills at the state legislature impact Surprise and let their lawmakers know how they feel about the issues.
Litchfield closure, south of Waddell, resumes Feb 14 Litchfield closure, south of Waddell, resumes Feb 14
Developer improvement work continues through March 5.
Emergency Housing Rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents Emergency Housing Rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents
City now accepting applications to fund emergency home repairs for eligible residents.
Surprise-West Valley Babe Ruth League 2012 registration time Surprise-West Valley Babe Ruth League 2012 registration time
Registration opens Feb. 13.
Police partner to host Auto Theft Awareness Event this Saturday Police partner to host Auto Theft Awareness Event this Saturday
Feb. 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Cobblestone Auto Spa.
Valley Metro to host public meeting in Surprise on proposed service changes Valley Metro to host public meeting in Surprise on proposed service changes
March 12 meeting in Surprise seeking public input on possible service changes to Route 571 in Surprise and others.
Korean Professional Baseball teams play in Surprise Korean Professional Baseball teams play in Surprise
Games feature Kia Tigers and Nexen Heroes and are free to the public!
BBQ Showdown set for Surprise, March 3 BBQ Showdown set for Surprise, March 3
Come hungry & enjoy the sweet and spicy tastes of the first Surprise BBQ Festival, March 3!
Surprise offers two free income tax workshops- for individuals & small business Surprise offers two free income tax workshops- for individuals & small business
Individual Income Tax Workshop is Feb. 22. Small Business Income Tax Workshop is Feb. 23.
10th Annual Mayor’s Welcome Back Lunch set for Feb 29 at Surprise Stadium 10th Annual Mayor’s Welcome Back Lunch set for Feb 29 at Surprise Stadium
Get your tickets today and welcome back the TX Rangers and KC Royals to Surprise!
Police seek cyber assistance to identify criminals Police seek cyber assistance to identify criminals
Your help could result in a $25 reward.
10th Annual Coca-Cola College Baseball Classic returns to Surprise Recreation Campus 10th Annual Coca-Cola College Baseball Classic returns to Surprise Recreation Campus
The 10th Annual Coca-Cola College Baseball Classic returns to Surprise March 1-4.
Online Orientation helps you find your way around City Hall Online Orientation helps you find your way around City Hall
Planning your first trip to Surprise City Hall and not sure what to expect when you arrive?
Pickleball Court conversion begins February 2 Pickleball Court conversion begins February 2
Community Park tennis-to-pickleball court conversion to last 3 weeks.
Small Business Development Center coming to AZ TechCelerator; mentor search underway Small Business Development Center coming to AZ TechCelerator; mentor search underway
Beginning Feb. 8, SBDC offering small biz support at AZ TechCelerator, every Wednesday 9a-3p.
Surprise reopens application process for Municipal Property Corp Board members Surprise reopens application process for Municipal Property Corp Board members
Applications available Jan. 25 - Feb. 6.
Get into government at City Academy; kicks off in February Get into government at City Academy; kicks off in February
Become a more informed community leader! Free course begins Feb. 6.
Council selects John Williams as Vice Mayor Council selects John Williams as Vice Mayor
Williams will serve a one-year term as Vice Mayor.
Statement from Councilmember Villanueva Statement from Councilmember Villanueva
This statement was issued January, 10, 2012.
Surprise launches Youth Employment Program Surprise launches Youth Employment Program
Grant-funded job program for income-eligible Surprise residents between the ages of 15 – 19. Through the Tohono O’odham grant-funded Youth Employment Program (YEP), applicants must be available to work up to 30 hours a week, anywhere from nine to 11 weeks. The program will run during the applicants summer break. Chosen interns will earn $8.00 per hour, a stipend provided by the City of Surprise through the grant. Only 15 applicants will be selected to participate.
Water-saving landscape classes kick off in January Water-saving landscape classes kick off in January
Vegetable gardening highlights Jan. 21 class. Free for residents.
Surprise ‘Second Sundays in the Park’ continues Jan. 8 Surprise ‘Second Sundays in the Park’ continues Jan. 8
This free event features live music by "The Spin."
Surprise Seeks qualified food vendors for 2012 Spring Training Surprise Seeks qualified food vendors for 2012 Spring Training
Season runs March 4 - April 1.
Wolcott sworn in as Mayor, Alton as D2 Councilmember Wolcott sworn in as Mayor, Alton as D2 Councilmember
In a packed City Hall Council Chambers, Sharon Wolcott was sworn in as Mayor of Surprise Tuesday night. Newly re-elected Councilmember Richard Alton was sworn in as the District 2 Councilmember at the same time.
Free Wills and Trusts Workshop Jan. 26 Free Wills and Trusts Workshop Jan. 26
Learn the proper planning techniques to preserve your assets and provide for your loved ones.
Surprise seeking Municipal Property Corp Board members Surprise seeking Municipal Property Corp Board members
The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications to fill three positions on the Municipal Property Corporation Board of Directors.
Surprise accepting applications for CDBG-funded public service activities Surprise accepting applications for CDBG-funded public service activities
Applications accepted through 2 p.m., Feb. 1.
City of Surprise to kick off dirt road paving project in the New Year City of Surprise to kick off dirt road paving project in the New Year
This federally-funded project will help cut the dust in Surprise.
Mayor, Council swearing in ceremony, reception set for January 3 at City Hall Mayor, Council swearing in ceremony, reception set for January 3 at City Hall
Ceremony begins at 6 p.m.
State retirement audit results in $12,412 net to City; triggers refunds and bills to workers State retirement audit results in $12,412 net to City; triggers refunds and bills to workers
Audit shows under/overpayments on behalf of city employees in past years by the City; results in $12,412.49 being returned to city coffers.
Council ratifies three-day City Hall closure Dec 27,28,29 Council ratifies three-day City Hall closure Dec 27,28,29
City Council ratified a management plan Tuesday to close City offices for three days between Christmas and New Year’s after a management report that basic city services are not affected and that refinements to the plan remove potential financial liability.
Surprise offers three holiday tree drop-off locations Surprise offers three holiday tree drop-off locations
Drop-off locations will open Dec. 26 - Jan. 15.
Council unanimously signs on to settlement reducing Az American rate hike request Council unanimously signs on to settlement reducing Az American rate hike request
Upon the advice of rate hike opponents representing Surprise homeowners associations and the City, the Surprise City Council voted unanimously to join a settlement agreement reducing the rate increase being sought by Arizona American Water.
Council to hold special meeting Thursday, Dec. 8, 4 pm Council to hold special meeting Thursday, Dec. 8, 4 pm
The Surprise City Clerk has posted notice of a Special City Council meeting Thursday, December 8 at 4 p.m.
Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” continues December 11 Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” continues December 11
Come enjoy the free rock-and-roll sound of Chuck E. Baby & the All-Stars this Sunday.
National Anthem performers sought for Spring Training National Anthem performers sought for Spring Training
Auditions are Saturday, January 7, at Surprise Stadium.
City of Surprise Special Interest Class Registration City of Surprise Special Interest Class Registration
Special Saturday registration on December 17.
Surprise Fire Charities announces holiday charitable programs Surprise Fire Charities announces holiday charitable programs
Find out way you can help those in need this holiday season.
Three easy ways to get 2012 Spring Training tickets in Surprise, starting with mail orders Dec 5 Three easy ways to get 2012 Spring Training tickets in Surprise, starting with mail orders Dec 5
Catch the excitement as the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals kick off a 10th year of Spring Training at the Surprise Recreation Campus- Surprise Stadium in March!
Greenway Road/Loop 303 restrictions Greenway Road/Loop 303 restrictions
10-month intersection re-alignment planned for safe installation of Greenway overpass.
City reviews sidewalks/crosswalks; public input web site launched City reviews sidewalks/crosswalks; public input web site launched
Online comment period open through Jan. 5.
Surprise joins EPA’s ENERGY STAR program Surprise joins EPA’s ENERGY STAR program
Goal is to improve city’s energy efficiency through strategic, corporate energy-management program.
Surprise City Offices to close during holiday week Surprise City Offices to close during holiday week
Public safety and sanitation services will be staffed as usual during this period.
Council calls for December 6 rally against water rate hike Council calls for December 6 rally against water rate hike
City Council is calling for a city wide protest against AZ American Water's rate hike, ahead of state action.
Council calls for December 6 rally against water rate hike Council calls for December 6 rally against water rate hike
City Council is calling for a city wide protest against an Arizona America Water Company rate hike pending before the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Surprise employees gather 490 lbs of supplies for needy Dysart students Surprise employees gather 490 lbs of supplies for needy Dysart students
A months-long drive by City of Surprise employees results in 490 lbs. of school supplies for Dysart USD students.
Support your hometown- Shop Surprise! Support your hometown- Shop Surprise!
“Be Surprised! Buy Surprise!” message reminds residents to shop local, keep sales taxes and jobs in Surprise.
Surprise kicks off environmental, aesthetic treescape program Surprise kicks off environmental, aesthetic treescape program
In December, crews will launch urban landscape project, to beautify Bell Rd., protect tree health.
City reviews sidewalk/crosswalk; Public meeting set City reviews sidewalk/crosswalk; Public meeting set
Nov. 29 public input meeting at Dysart Education Center, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Time’s running out to register for Surprise Party’s arts festival; car & gingerbread contests Time’s running out to register for Surprise Party’s arts festival; car & gingerbread contests
Registration deadline for arts festival & car show is Nov. 28; gingerbread house contest registration closes Nov. 30.
“History of Surprise” class offered in December “History of Surprise” class offered in December
Get the inside scoop on the history of your hometown Dec. 8!
NEW Template - Ken NEW Template - Ken
High Quality services gains national honor for Surprise High Quality services gains national honor for Surprise
Surprise one of only 10 cities nationwide to earn ICMA's Voice of the People Award for Excellence.
Surprise recognizes America Recycles Day, Nov. 15 Surprise recognizes America Recycles Day, Nov. 15
Remember: Surprise recycling accepts glass bottles and jars!
November’s ‘Second Sundays in the Park’ features live, free jazz entertainment November’s ‘Second Sundays in the Park’ features live, free jazz entertainment
Sunday, November 13, 2-5 pm, with the popular jazz band “Steppin into Tomorrow!” Free, family event!
Sharon Wolcott elected Mayor, Richard Alton re-elected in D2, John Williams re-elected in D3 Sharon Wolcott elected Mayor, Richard Alton re-elected in D2, John Williams re-elected in D3
Sharon Wolcott won election as Mayor of Surprise and Richard Alton and John Williams won reelection to council districts 2 and 3 Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Maricopa County Elections Department.
Surprise Super Swap Meet set for November 19 Surprise Super Swap Meet set for November 19
Free parking and entry! 70+ vendors on site with new and used bargains.
State issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory for 11/4 State issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory for 11/4
People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid all physical activity outdoors during the advisory.
Surprise Business Academy features group business planning; competition Surprise Business Academy features group business planning; competition
Space is limited sign up soon! Classes begin in January.
Surprise web, TV to have election results evening of Nov. 8 Surprise web, TV to have election results evening of Nov. 8
Unofficial results posted at 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Council approves new District voting boundaries Council approves new District voting boundaries
Surprise City Council approved the map recommended by the citizen Redistricting Committee, known as Map A, at its meeting Tuesday.
Council OKs hi tech manufacturing center, new jobs for Surprise Council OKs hi tech manufacturing center, new jobs for Surprise
The Surprise City Council unanimously approved a development agreement Tuesday that brings a 28,000 square foot precision tools manufacturing facility to Surprise.
Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest applications accepted now Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest applications accepted now
Four categories to enter for prizes: Adult, Youth, Family and Groups. Enter by Nov. 30!
Surprise Police, Dysart schools team on anti-graffiti message Surprise Police, Dysart schools team on anti-graffiti message
New anti-graffiti program educates students on the aesthetics and monetary costs incurred by graffiti.
Surprise Police Invite Public to G.A.I.N. Night Surprise Police Invite Public to G.A.I.N. Night
The Surprise Police Department invites you to join them for their G.A.I.N. Night on Nov 12, 2011.
Hollowell appointed Surprise Chief Information Officer Hollowell appointed Surprise Chief Information Officer
26-year IT veteran to lead city's IT Department.
ADOT announces Loop 303 restrictions; Greenway Rd. closure ADOT announces Loop 303 restrictions; Greenway Rd. closure
ADOT's Loop 303 Project Hotline is 855-712-8530.
Pickleball Association Tournament set for October 28 Pickleball Association Tournament set for October 28
Proceeds to support upgrades to existing courts.
City launches Community Jobs site helping residents find local work City launches Community Jobs site helping residents find local work
Local businesses posting local jobs at surpriseaz.gov/communityjobs.
Free Small Business Q&A class in Surprise 10/26 Free Small Business Q&A class in Surprise 10/26
Share best practices, learn something new and network with biz peers.
Council to consider two maps at Oct. 25 Redistrict vote Council to consider two maps at Oct. 25 Redistrict vote
The Surprise City Council indicated Tuesday night its intention to consider two maps when it votes on a new set of council district boundaries October 25.
Council hears of hi tech manufacturing center, jobs coming to Surprise Council hears of hi tech manufacturing center, jobs coming to Surprise
Proposed 28,000 sq. ft. precision tools manufacturing facility to bring 60 new jobs to Surprise.
CTCA accounting correction to send $316,000 to City’s General Fund CTCA accounting correction to send $316,000 to City’s General Fund
A review of the how finances were reported regarding the annual CTCA Tennis Tournament in Surprise has resulted in a plan to transfer $316,000 to the City’s General Fund from a sponsorship fund operated by the Community and Recreation Services Department.
Police to collect unwanted prescription drugs Police to collect unwanted prescription drugs
Safely dispose of your unwanted prescription drugs Oct. 29 at two Surprise locations.
Redistricting Committee sends new recommendation to Council Redistricting Committee sends new recommendation to Council
You can comment on the Committee-Recommended Map A online; upcoming council meetings.
Surprise Council OKs $100,000 for HOA group fighting water rate increase Surprise Council OKs $100,000 for HOA group fighting water rate increase
The approval commits up to $100,000 to the consortium of Homeowners Associations formally opposing an Arizona American Water Company rate increase before the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Council OKs new family entertainment center coming in spring of 2012 Council OKs new family entertainment center coming in spring of 2012
The Surprise City Council unanimously approved an agreement bringing a 60,000 square foot family entertainment center to Surprise.
Loop 303 closure this weekend in Surprise (Bell-Greenway) Loop 303 closure this weekend in Surprise (Bell-Greenway)
Closure begins 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14.
Player schedule released for this weekend’s 4th Annual CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise Player schedule released for this weekend’s 4th Annual CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise
Sampras, Courier, Chang, Wilander, Evert and Austin are playing in Surprise Oct. 8 & 9.
Council hears of new family entertainment center coming to Surprise Council hears of new family entertainment center coming to Surprise
City Council heard details of a proposed 60,000 square foot family entertainment center to be built at Litchfield and Waddell roads at its Tuesday workshop.
October  HOA Connection to address Fair Housing laws; AZ Constitution October HOA Connection to address Fair Housing laws; AZ Constitution
Former AG Goddard to discuss fair housing laws and more, October 27.
Surprise General Election ballots go out Oct. 13; voter registration open through Oct. 11 Surprise General Election ballots go out Oct. 13; voter registration open through Oct. 11
Voter registration deadline extended by one day due to Columbus Day holiday.
Fitch affirms 2007 Bond rating with positive outlook, downgrades 2003 Bond Issue Fitch affirms 2007 Bond rating with positive outlook, downgrades 2003 Bond Issue
A- rating reaffirmed for Surprise 2007 MPC Bond program; 2003 MPC Bond program moves AA to AA-.
October Redistricting Committee Meeting rescheduled October Redistricting Committee Meeting rescheduled
Committee to meet October 12, Communiversity at Surprise, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The Oct. 5 meeting has been canceled.
Surprise video programming earns first place in national competition; garners other awards Surprise video programming earns first place in national competition; garners other awards
CTCA Preview Show earns first place national award!
Surprise to offer free “Getting Fiscally Fit” Workshop Surprise to offer free “Getting Fiscally Fit” Workshop
Learn the tips to manage and grow your wealth at this Oct. 13th workshop.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 8 for Surprise residents Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 8 for Surprise residents
Surprise residents only, 8 a.m. - noon. Paint, car batteries & more accepted.
Glass recycling begins in Surprise Glass recycling begins in Surprise
Recycling program expands to include glass; plastics #1-7.
City’s Surprise 11 airs Dysart USD video program; expands community partnership City’s Surprise 11 airs Dysart USD video program; expands community partnership
About Dysart program goes behind the scenes of our local schools.
Surprise Fire offers free car seat inspections; 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month Surprise Fire offers free car seat inspections; 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Is your child's safety seat installed properly? 80% are not!
Surprise welcomes back the Advanced Instructional Baseball League Surprise welcomes back the Advanced Instructional Baseball League
Cheer on the defending champ Surprise Team at Surprise Stadium, free of charge, this fall!
Redistricting maps available for public comment Redistricting maps available for public comment
The Surprise Citizen Redistricting Committee agreed to submit two maps for public input at its meeting Wednesday night.
AZ Humane Society to host another free pet spay/neuter event in Surprise AZ Humane Society to host another free pet spay/neuter event in Surprise
Mobile Clinic will be in Surprise Oct. 11 – 13, at the NWC of Civic Center Plaza & W. Tierra Buena Lane.
Loop 303 closure planned Sept. 16-17 in Surprise Loop 303 closure planned Sept. 16-17 in Surprise
Closure is in both directions of 303, from Cactus Road to Peoria Avenue.
Small Business Q&A Discussion Group meets 9/28 Small Business Q&A Discussion Group meets 9/28
Great way to network with biz pros and share ideas.
Don’t trash your glass! Council expands recycle program Don’t trash your glass! Council expands recycle program
Starting September 26 you can recycle glass and plastics 1-7.
City Council to vote on amended Prasada agreement City Council to vote on amended Prasada agreement
After a staff presentation and discussion, the Surprise City Council agreed Tuesday to a September 27 vote on an amended development agreement with Westcor to build Prasada, a long planned regional mall along the Loop 303 in Surprise.
Fall water saving landscape class line-up released Fall water saving landscape class line-up released
Classes are free for residents!
“Ring of Fire” Craft Beer and Food Festival October 8 in Surprise “Ring of Fire” Craft Beer and Food Festival October 8 in Surprise
Presented by the Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department.
ADOT to close 303 in Surprise this weekend ADOT to close 303 in Surprise this weekend
Closure from Waddell-Greenway, 10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 9 - 5 a.m., Mon. Sept. 12.
Redistricting Committee meeting schedule set Redistricting Committee meeting schedule set
All meetings open to the public.
It's National Emergency Preparedness Month; Are you prepared It's National Emergency Preparedness Month; Are you prepared
Surprise Fire offers tips on what you need to stay safe during an emergency situation.
11th HOA Academy kicks off Oct. 17; Registration now open 11th HOA Academy kicks off Oct. 17; Registration now open
Learn how HOAs operate, govern, budget and more during this 5-week free course.
Tickets available for The King and I   matinee through the Surprise Senior Center Tickets available for The King and I matinee through the Surprise Senior Center
The show is Oct. 5, get your tickets today!
Surprise Primary Election Final Results Surprise Primary Election Final Results
Truitt, Wolcott in Runoff for Mayor; Alton, Blackburn in runoff in D2; Williams, Grainger in runoff in D3; Villanueva wins D4
Surprise Election Preliminary Results Surprise Election Preliminary Results
Truitt, Wolcott in Runoff for Mayor; Alton, Blackburn in runoff in D2; Williams, Grainger in runoff in D3; Villanueva wins D4
MCDOT hosts Bell/El Mirage Road Intersection Improvement Open House in Surprise MCDOT hosts Bell/El Mirage Road Intersection Improvement Open House in Surprise
Open House is set for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13.
It's Election Day in Surprise; voting at City Hall until 7 p.m. It's Election Day in Surprise; voting at City Hall until 7 p.m.
Today is Election Day in the City of Surprise. Voters are being asked to vote for the offices of City of Surprise Mayor and Districts 2, 3 and 4.
Spaces available for Fall Surprise Super Swap Meet Spaces available for Fall Surprise Super Swap Meet
This popular event is set for Saturday, Nov. 19.
TX Rangers Rookie League make AZ Rookie League Playoffs- Game 1, 8/30 in Surprise TX Rangers Rookie League make AZ Rookie League Playoffs- Game 1, 8/30 in Surprise
This is a free event! Games starts at 11 a.m.
Surprise web, TV to have election results Tuesday evening Surprise web, TV to have election results Tuesday evening
City election results will be posted on the City of Surprise web site and Surprise 11, the city’s cable TV channel, Tuesday evening, August 30.
9/11 anniversary memorial unveiling planned in Surprise 9/11 anniversary memorial unveiling planned in Surprise
World Trade Center steel; names of fallen public safety personnel serve as centerpiece to the memorial.
Fire officials remind residents of the dangers of heat following death of resident Fire officials remind residents of the dangers of heat following death of resident
Fire officials urge residents to stay hydrated and cool during extreme heat.
Council asks Citizen Committee to review Redistricting Council asks Citizen Committee to review Redistricting
The Surprise City Council voted to send a Council-appointed citizen Committee on Redistricting back to work after tabling a motion to approve a proposed map of voting districts Tuesday night.
Surprise launches new Economic Development site Surprise launches new Economic Development site
After a year in which more than 1,000 new jobs came to Surprise, the city’s Community and Economic Development Department is ramping up its online presence with a completely overhauled web site.
City of Surprise hosting auditions for Spring Training Announcer City of Surprise hosting auditions for Spring Training Announcer
Audio/video examples and applications due by Sept. 30.
Final week to vote in Surprise election; 22% of ballots are in Final week to vote in Surprise election; 22% of ballots are in
Ballot drop off at City Clerk's Office at City Hall during business hours; extended hours on 8/30 Election Day.
Fall Youth Sports registration begins after Labor Day; volunteer coaches needed Fall Youth Sports registration begins after Labor Day; volunteer coaches needed
Tee-ball; softball; baseball and girls volleyball offered this fall!
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium features “Rio” Movie Night at Surprise Stadium features “Rio”
Gates open for the free movie at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 17.
Council addresses Dog Park, pickleball, sign ordinance Council addresses Dog Park, pickleball, sign ordinance
In its second work session designed to review possible upcoming agenda items, the Surprise City Council discussed several issues Tuesday.
Council to intervene in Az American Water rate case Council to intervene in Az American Water rate case
In a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, The Surprise City Council voted unanimously to intervene in the Arizona American Water Company rate hike request pending before the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Block Party workshop offers tips for neighborhood fun Block Party workshop offers tips for neighborhood fun
Get tips for throwing a fun Block Party to attract all your neighbors; learn more about the city's Block Party Trailer program.
ADOT work to close Greenway at Grand starting 8/22 ADOT work to close Greenway at Grand starting 8/22
This two-week closure will have crews reconstructing railroad crossing/ installing new signals & gates.
Council to vote on Redistricting Map August 23; comment sought Council to vote on Redistricting Map August 23; comment sought
Share your thoughts at surpriseaz.gov/redistricting.
Council opposes water rate hike, to consider intervention; asks residents to attend 8/22 meeting Council opposes water rate hike, to consider intervention; asks residents to attend 8/22 meeting
The Surprise City Council voted to officially oppose the water rate hike being sought by Arizona American Water at its meeting Tuesday night. The Council also set a special meeting for August 16 to consider officially intervening in the rate hike case when it goes before the Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates utility rates.
Back to School time: Police ask drivers to watch for children Back to School time: Police ask drivers to watch for children
Surprise Police enhancing enforcement in and around schools as kids head back to class.
Volunteer mediators needed for city’s Mediation Program; free training provided Volunteer mediators needed for city’s Mediation Program; free training provided
Free training offered Sept. 12 - 16.
Show Me the Money free business seminar in Surprise Show Me the Money free business seminar in Surprise
Learn how to get and grow money for your business, 8/16, at AZ TechCelerator.
County plans mosquito spraying in Surprise 8/7 County plans mosquito spraying in Surprise 8/7
County to spray for mosquitoes midnight - 5 am; Greenway to Waddell roads and Citrus Road to Cotton Lane.
ADOT hosts Loop 303 public meeting at City Hall 8/10 ADOT hosts Loop 303 public meeting at City Hall 8/10
Find out all the details of the 303 widening in Surprise, starting at 6:30 p.m.
City Council begins public agenda review meetings 1st & 3rd Tuesdays City Council begins public agenda review meetings 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
New meetings open up discussion and give more time to the public airing of agenda items.
Residents invited to create art mural for city’s community garden Residents invited to create art mural for city’s community garden
Free art classes at Lifelong Learning Center in Surprise open to all ages for community art project.
Standard and Poor’s affirms Surprise AA credit rating Standard and Poor’s affirms Surprise AA credit rating
Standard and Poor’s (S&P), one of the nation’s most well known credit rating agencies, has informed Surprise it is affirming its “AA” credit rating.
“Suggest a Business:” City wants to know which of your favorite stores should come to Surprise “Suggest a Business:” City wants to know which of your favorite stores should come to Surprise
Take the online survey and tell us what new restaurants, shops, entertainment spots you want in Surprise.
Voting set to begin: Surprise election ballots mailed August 4 Voting set to begin: Surprise election ballots mailed August 4
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office will be sending out more than 60,000 ballots to City of Surprise registered voters August 4 as voting begins in the Surprise mayoral and city council elections.
Surprise partners with AZ Humane Society for free pet spay/neuter event Surprise partners with AZ Humane Society for free pet spay/neuter event
The Arizona Humane Society's mobile Spay & Neuter Clinic in town Aug. 9 – 11.
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Dive in Movie - Rango Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Dive in Movie - Rango
July 23, doors open at 7:30 pm, movie begins at 8 pm.
City web maintenance set for July 17 City web maintenance set for July 17
Some city web pages will be unavailable during the work period of 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Aug. 30 Primary Election voter registration closes Aug. 1 Aug. 30 Primary Election voter registration closes Aug. 1
Surprise City Clerk has the info you need for Primary Election 2011.
Surprise teens collect/donate 100s of stuffed animals to kids in crisis Surprise teens collect/donate 100s of stuffed animals to kids in crisis
More than 500 stuffed animals go to Surprise Police Dept. & domestic violence shelter to comfort kids in crisis.
A look inside HOA management at August HOA Connection A look inside HOA management at August HOA Connection
Seating limited, register soon for this August 1st seminar.
July is Smart Irrigation Month; city offers tips for water saving July is Smart Irrigation Month; city offers tips for water saving
Summer watering is best in early morning and late evening, water deep & infrequently.
‘Welcome to Surprise’ video showcases attractions, business opportunities, friendly neighborhoods ‘Welcome to Surprise’ video showcases attractions, business opportunities, friendly neighborhoods
See it online and on Surprise 11.
Council concerned about Az American water rate hike request Council concerned about Az American water rate hike request
Customers urged to contact AZ Corp Commission ahead of 8/17 hearing.
Redistricting input period enters final month Redistricting input period enters final month
Web input open through July.
Council OKs Comprehensive Financial Management Policies Council OKs Comprehensive Financial Management Policies
The Surprise City Council approved 43 financial policies Tuesday night that establish clear guidelines for managing and directing city finances.
Police Host Volunteer Recruitment Meeting Police Host Volunteer Recruitment Meeting
July 21 at the Public Safety Building Auditorium.
City Council recognizes community “SNAP” award winners City Council recognizes community “SNAP” award winners
Thank you to these outstanding individuals for making Surprise a great place to be!
Tickets on sale for Senior Idol Show & Contest Tickets on sale for Senior Idol Show & Contest
$5 tickets available for July 6 show.
Consumer fireworks use prohibited in Surprise city limits Consumer fireworks use prohibited in Surprise city limits
A reminder just ahead of the Independence Day holiday- consumer fireworks cannot be ignited or set off within the city limits of Surprise.
Surprise launches Property Tax information site Surprise launches Property Tax information site
The City of Surprise has created a new web presence to help residents better understand property taxes.
Surprise’s 29th Annual 4th of July Celebration – Get Your Tickets Now Surprise’s 29th Annual 4th of July Celebration – Get Your Tickets Now
This free ticketed event is first-come, first-served. Catch a Minor League game & fireworks at Surprise Stadium.
Council selects Jim Biundo as D1 Councilmember Council selects Jim Biundo as D1 Councilmember
The Surprise City Council selected retired educator Jim Biundo to the vacant District One City Council seat at its meeting Tuesday night. Biundo will be ceremoniously sworn in at the June 28 City Council meeting.
Council OKs Barbecue, Arts festivals in Surprise Council OKs Barbecue, Arts festivals in Surprise
Both events planned for Spring 2012.
City offers online monsoon safety resource; Monsoon 2011 begins June 15 City offers online monsoon safety resource; Monsoon 2011 begins June 15
Site offers tips on storm driving safety; power outage info and city sand/bag locations.
Free ‘Start-ups for Grown-ups’ class offered in Surprise Free ‘Start-ups for Grown-ups’ class offered in Surprise
Interested in starting a business? Sign up for this June 27 class.
Surprise Firefighters join fight against the Wallow Fire Surprise Firefighters join fight against the Wallow Fire
On Saturday June 4th, 2011 five (5) Firefighters from the Surprise Fire Department’s Wildland Team were deployed to the Wallow Fire in Northeastern Arizona.
City Council to vote on District One seat June 14 City Council to vote on District One seat June 14
The Surprise City Council interviewed District One Council candidates Tuesday night then unanimously decided to schedule a vote on filling the vacant seat at the next regular Council meeting June 14.
A second Free “Wills and Trusts Workshop” added in June A second Free “Wills and Trusts Workshop” added in June
This popular workshop has added a new date- June 22 at the Public Safety Building Auditorium.
Open House on Bell Road sidewalk project is June 15 Open House on Bell Road sidewalk project is June 15
Proposed sidewalk on the south side of Bell, between Grand & Avenue of the Arts.
Public invited to meet the new City Manager this Saturday Public invited to meet the new City Manager this Saturday
CM Chris Hillman to answer your questions; hear thoughts at District 3 & 5 Coffee Talk.
Free “Wills and Trusts Workshop” offered at City Hall Free “Wills and Trusts Workshop” offered at City Hall
Sign up for the June 13th workshop and learn ways to protect your loved ones.
Surprise Council acts to preserve revenue stream with resolutions Surprise Council acts to preserve revenue stream with resolutions
The Surprise City Council unanimously approved resolutions at a special meeting Tuesday designed to protect the City’s ability to collect future revenues to pay for growth.
Surprise Council to consider resolutions to protect revenue streams Surprise Council to consider resolutions to protect revenue streams
The Surprise City Council will meet May 31 to consider resolutions designed to protect the City’s ability to collect future revenues to pay for growth.
Public meeting, Council interviews set for D1 applicants Public meeting, Council interviews set for D1 applicants
Public invited to meet the 10 candidates June 7 at 5 p.m.; Council public interviews start at 6 p.m.
New Special Interest Classes offered in Surprise New Special Interest Classes offered in Surprise
Classes, from art & music to fitness, are for all ages and abilities.
Rioglass Solar Job Fair, June 1, at Surprise City Hall Rioglass Solar Job Fair, June 1, at Surprise City Hall
More than 100 positions available for qualified candidates.
Council unanimously gives tentative OK to FY12 budget of $236.3 million Council unanimously gives tentative OK to FY12 budget of $236.3 million
This is the first formal step toward budget adoption, which is set to occur June 14. Budget year FY12 begins July 1, 2011.
Surprise Tennis Complex offers new summer ‘Fit to Hit’ fitness programs Surprise Tennis Complex offers new summer ‘Fit to Hit’ fitness programs
Registration now open for June session.
Surprise launches Facebook site Surprise launches Facebook site
“Like us on Facebook!” is being heard in the corridors of City Hall as Surprise launches its most recent social media foray.
$1 million grant will save water and $150,000 per year $1 million grant will save water and $150,000 per year
The US Bureau of Reclamation says it intends to award Surprise $1 million to build three recharge wells.
Vendors sought for Surprise’s 29th Annual 4th of July Celebration Vendors sought for Surprise’s 29th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Event to feature fireworks & Rangers/Angels Rookie League baseball!
Council wants proposals to deal with new state law stopping some development fees Council wants proposals to deal with new state law stopping some development fees
Staff to present proposals at Council's May 24 meeting.
ADOT announces weekend Grand Avenue paving in Surprise ADOT announces weekend Grand Avenue paving in Surprise
Lane restrictions; temporary intersection closures for through traffic expected May 21 & 22.
Surprise launches web site, announce meetings on redistricting Surprise launches web site, announce meetings on redistricting
See & comment on the proposed maps at surpriseaz.gov/redistricting.
Police Seek Impersonators Stealing Valves Police Seek Impersonators Stealing Valves
Small Business Q&A Discussion Group meets 6/8; at new venue Small Business Q&A Discussion Group meets 6/8; at new venue
Great networking and discussion group. Register today.
Surprise Senior Center Seeks entertainers, age 50 +, for Senior Idol Contest Surprise Senior Center Seeks entertainers, age 50 +, for Senior Idol Contest
Sign up by June 10 for the July 6th contest.
Council names Mayor to MAG Regional Council, Westmarc committee Council names Mayor to MAG Regional Council, Westmarc committee
Mayor Truitt to serve on the MAG Regional Council & Westmarc Transportation Committee.
ADOT’s rubberized asphalt paving resumes in Grand Ave in Surprise May 15 ADOT’s rubberized asphalt paving resumes in Grand Ave in Surprise May 15
Bell/Grand intersection work set for May 16, 11 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Replacement Process begins to fill vacant Council Seat Replacement Process begins to fill vacant Council Seat
The process to name a new District One City Councilmember has begun. According to the Surprise City Clerk’s Office, the City Council must appoint a new District One representative following the resignation of Sharon Wolcott May 3. The newly named councilmember will complete the current District One term, which expires December 31, 2013.
Surprise solar efforts get national spotlight in NY Times Surprise solar efforts get national spotlight in NY Times
The arrival of RioGlass Solar in Surprise highlights a major article in today’s New York Times about the thriving Arizona solar industry.
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium, May 21 Movie Night at Surprise Stadium, May 21
“Despicable Me” begins at 7 p.m., gates open at 6:30.
Solicitation Ordinance effective May 12 Solicitation Ordinance effective May 12
Code Enforcement offers online resource for Soliciation Ordinance rules, contacts.
Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” spring series concludes with Island Party Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” spring series concludes with Island Party
Enjoy Mother's Day with free island sounds and treats!
City launches Water-Saving Plants web site City launches Water-Saving Plants web site
Check out low-water plants that add color to your yard & clean the air.
Re-Districting Committee sets timeline, public input plan Re-Districting Committee sets timeline, public input plan
Three public input meetings planned in June.
Small Biz Q&A Discussion Group meets May 11 Small Biz Q&A Discussion Group meets May 11
Network with peers; get latest success tips & small business advice.
City Hall Solar Project complete; track power online City Hall Solar Project complete; track power online
Energy generation and savings are trackable online.
City Manager releases FY12 Recommended Budget City Manager releases FY12 Recommended Budget
The City of Surprise issued the FY2012 City Manager’s recommended budget.
Be Green & Be Healthy Fair at Surprise Stadium rescheduled for May 21 Be Green & Be Healthy Fair at Surprise Stadium rescheduled for May 21
Check out green products & technologies that protect natural resources and enhance our quality of life.
City of Surprise holds local Hershey’s Track & Field Games City of Surprise holds local Hershey’s Track & Field Games
The City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services department hosted the Hershey’s Track & Field Games on Friday, April 8, 2011 for 9-14 year old boys and girls.
Swap Meet rescheduled for April 30 Swap Meet rescheduled for April 30
This community favorite is back on track after a rain delay earlier this month.
ADOT paving to restrict Grand Avenue starting tonight ADOT paving to restrict Grand Avenue starting tonight
Work from Bell to 303 to begin Thursday at 5pm.
Surprise Adult Flag Football Registration Starts April 23 Surprise Adult Flag Football Registration Starts April 23
Season begins May 15.
“Lock It or Lose It-” Surprise Police remind residents of anti-theft from vehicle campaign “Lock It or Lose It-” Surprise Police remind residents of anti-theft from vehicle campaign
60% of thefts from vehicles result from people leaving car doors unlocked and valuables in plain site.
Council approves contract for Hillman as City Manager Council approves contract for Hillman as City Manager
Hillman assumes his new role with the city on May 18.
Police Host Prescription Take Back Day Police Host Prescription Take Back Day
Safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at April 30th event.
Council appoints Committee to redraw Council Districts Council appoints Committee to redraw Council Districts
Council appoints a 23-member committee to come up with alternative boundaries for City Council districts, as required by federal law every ten years.
Council to hold special budget workshop today Council to hold special budget workshop today
A Surprise City Council work session on the FY12 city budget will be held this afternoon at 4 p.m. prior to the Council’s regularly scheduled 6 p.m. meeting.
Rain cancels Swap Meet and Green Fair Rain cancels Swap Meet and Green Fair
Today's Swap Meet and Be Green & Be Healthy Fair are canceled due to rain.
Gestamp Solar to seek workers at April 15 job fair Gestamp Solar to seek workers at April 15 job fair
Gestamp Solar Steel is joining with the City of Surprise, job recruiters, and the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce to host a job fair as the search for new Gestamp employees begins.
Youth Girls Volleyball League & Camp registration starts April 11 Youth Girls Volleyball League & Camp registration starts April 11
The league and camp are for girls ages 7 - 15.
Be Green & Be Healthy Fair at Surprise Stadium Be Green & Be Healthy Fair at Surprise Stadium
Discover your eco-friendly side and look for ways to improve your health this Saturday!
Surprise Council selects Chris Hillman as City Manager Surprise Council selects Chris Hillman as City Manager
Hillman arrives in Surprise mid-May.
Surprise Senior Center seeking volunteer van drivers Surprise Senior Center seeking volunteer van drivers
Flexible hours; great volunteer opportunity in your hometown!
Surprise hosts Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event- April 9 Surprise hosts Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event- April 9
Spring Cleaning time is here! This is a resident-only event.
Surprise Adult Baseball League – Registration now open Surprise Adult Baseball League – Registration now open
Team registration due April 7.
Third Annual Surprise Youth Leadership Summit set for May Third Annual Surprise Youth Leadership Summit set for May
May 5 event is open to current high school freshman, sophomores, & juniors from Surprise.
Small Business Q&A Discussion Group meets 4/13 Small Business Q&A Discussion Group meets 4/13
Opportunity to share small business ideas and network with peers.
General Plan Major Amendment Public meetings set for late March General Plan Major Amendment Public meetings set for late March
Amendment to add wildlife linkages map in the Surprise Planning Area, to protect species during future development.
Surprise Council OKs ordinance review Committee Surprise Council OKs ordinance review Committee
In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Surprise City Council approved a resolution forming a committee of council members to review and assess council-initiated policy and legislative proposals.
Surprise Council hires redistricting consultant, focuses on committee next Surprise Council hires redistricting consultant, focuses on committee next
The Surprise City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to hire California-based National Demographics Corporation to guide the process of redrawing City Council District boundaries
Surprise web site nabs top marks for “transparency, openness” Surprise web site nabs top marks for “transparency, openness”
Two years in a row, Surprise city web site earns A+ for transparency!
Support your community; Volunteers needed for Pride Day Cleanup Event Support your community; Volunteers needed for Pride Day Cleanup Event
Volunteers meet April 2, 7am, Surprise Stadium for assignments. Lunch follows at 11am.
Royals game in Surprise cancelled due to weather Royals game in Surprise cancelled due to weather
For refund/exchange info visit www.surprisespringtraining.com.
Be Green & Be Healthy at Surprise Stadium Be Green & Be Healthy at Surprise Stadium
Check out the latest eco-friendly and health-based goods/services April 9.
Community Pride/Clean Up Day meeting to be March 21 Community Pride/Clean Up Day meeting to be March 21
Organizational Planning for the 4th annual Surprise Community Pride city-wide cleanup day is set for Monday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m. at Surprise City Hall.
Surprise Council names Four City Manager Finalists Surprise Council names Four City Manager Finalists
The candidates will be available to meet with the public at City Hall, March 23.
Homebuyer’s Assistance Program offers funds to qualified residents Homebuyer’s Assistance Program offers funds to qualified residents
The City of Surprise currently has funding available for homebuyers interested in participating in the Homebuyer’s Assistance Program.
Surprise population 117,517; Arizona’s tenth largest Surprise population 117,517; Arizona’s tenth largest
US Census Bureau tabs Surprise population in 2010 at 117,517, making it the tenth largest city in in Arizona, and the ninth largest in Maricopa County.
Vendors sought for Be Green & Be Healthy Fair in Surprise Vendors sought for Be Green & Be Healthy Fair in Surprise
Environmentally-friendly & health-oriented businesses sought as vendors for April 9 event.
Fix-a-Leak Week March 14-20; city offers residents free leak detection kits Fix-a-Leak Week March 14-20; city offers residents free leak detection kits
Sustainability Division to distribute “Leak Detection Kits” to residents on 2 days in March.
Free Information Security seminar in April Free Information Security seminar in April
Learn tips to avoid hackers accessing your information through the computer.
Spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet
Sell your wares, look for good deals, April 9 in Surprise.
Pavement Preservation Program begins this month Pavement Preservation Program begins this month
This annual program helps lengthen the lifetime of our city streets. Area maps and maintenance schedule released.
City Manager issues statement regarding Chief Financial Officer City Manager issues statement regarding Chief Financial Officer
Statement from City Manager Mark Coronado Statement from City Manager Mark Coronado
March HOA Connection: Fair Housing & ADA impacts March HOA Connection: Fair Housing & ADA impacts
Space is limited for this March 7th seminar. Register soon.
2011 Surprise Recreation Campus Hall of Fame Inductees announced 2011 Surprise Recreation Campus Hall of Fame Inductees announced
List includes AL Champ TX Rangers.
Surprise Council Votes to Release Audit Report on Past Financial Decisions Surprise Council Votes to Release Audit Report on Past Financial Decisions
The Surprise City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to release the Red Oak report, an audit of the city’s management of impact fees that detailed approximately $73 million in fund deficits.
Council OK’s agreement; Spain’s Gestamp to build U.S. Headquarters in Surprise Council OK’s agreement; Spain’s Gestamp to build U.S. Headquarters in Surprise
The Surprise City Council unanimously approved a development agreement Tuesday night, formalizing the arrival of Gestamp Solar Steel USA to Surprise.
Surprise to increase fee paid to audit, accounting firms for FY10 services Surprise to increase fee paid to audit, accounting firms for FY10 services
At the request of staff, the City Council approved contract amendments Tuesday that increase the amount Surprise can pay accounting and auditing firms for work involving fiscal year 2010. Finance staff said the amendments are necessary due to complexities in the preparation of required audits and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
Spain’s Gestamp to build U.S. Headquarters in Surprise; create new jobs for Arizonans Spain’s Gestamp to build U.S. Headquarters in Surprise; create new jobs for Arizonans
Gestamp Solar Steel USA will base its United States headquarters and build a solar component manufacturing facility in Surprise, creating 300 new jobs, it was announced at a City Hall news conference in Surprise today.
Spring Training favorite is back- Bring Your Dog to the Park Day Spring Training favorite is back- Bring Your Dog to the Park Day
Register your dog in advance and enjoy the Rangers/Brewers game on March 6.
Surprise “Fan Fest” for Sunday, February 20, cancelled Surprise “Fan Fest” for Sunday, February 20, cancelled
Bad weather has forced Surprise to cancel the annual “Fan Fest,” a traditional part of the City’s Spring Training season.
Public can weigh in on City Manager traits Public can weigh in on City Manager traits
Residents can list the attributes that they believe the next City Manager should possess on website and at public meeting.
Residents invited to offer views on Solicitation Residents invited to offer views on Solicitation
Residents interested in solicitation activities in Surprise are invited to a public meeting Thursday, February 24.
Fan Fest & AZ Major League Alumni Legend’s Baseball Game this Sunday in Surprise Fan Fest & AZ Major League Alumni Legend’s Baseball Game this Sunday in Surprise
The free family fun begins at 9 a.m. on February 20 at Surprise Stadium!
Next Small Business Q&A Discussion Group Meets 3/9/11 Next Small Business Q&A Discussion Group Meets 3/9/11
Get your small business questions answered. Register today!
Luke steps up night training during the next 2 weeks Luke steps up night training during the next 2 weeks
Luke Air Force Base notifies surrounding communities to expect an increase in night air traffic, as night pilot training ramps up over the next two weeks.
Surprise accepting neighborhood award entries Surprise accepting neighborhood award entries
Nominations due April 7 in these categories: Neighborhood Leader; Neighborhood Partner; Neighborhood; Young Leader; & Faith Based Partner.
Surprise adopts medical marijuana zoning plan Surprise adopts medical marijuana zoning plan
Council approves plan setting parameters for where med-marijuana dispensaries can operate within city limits.
City offers free “Estate Planning Basics” workshop City offers free “Estate Planning Basics” workshop
With proper estate planning you can preserve your assets and provide for your loved ones long after you are gone. Residents are invited to register for a free Estate Planning workshop on February 24.
Surprise Council OKs Strategic Plan; Sets Vision for the City’s Future Surprise Council OKs Strategic Plan; Sets Vision for the City’s Future
Plan cites transportation, economic development, tourism, higher ed & sustainability as areas of focus for city council policies.
9th Annual Coca-Cola College Baseball Classic Returns to the Surprise Recreation Campus 9th Annual Coca-Cola College Baseball Classic Returns to the Surprise Recreation Campus
The 9th Annual Coca-Cola College Baseball Classic will return to the Surprise Recreation Campus March 3-6, as a part of Surprise’s 9th Annual Celebration of Baseball.
Surprise City Council regular meetings move to Tuesdays Surprise City Council regular meetings move to Tuesdays
Starting Feb. 8, Regular Council Meetings move to 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month.
City of Surprise FY12 budget process underway City of Surprise FY12 budget process underway
Public meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, Feb. 15; March 1 & 15, April 5.
City of Surprise reporting business success in tight economy City of Surprise reporting business success in tight economy
More than 500 new jobs; $126.7 million in capital investment announced within the past nine months.
Council OKs Medical Plaza, creating first private office building in Surprise Center Council OKs Medical Plaza, creating first private office building in Surprise Center
Two-story medical plaza at Litchfield and Statler to open in late 2011.
Next Small Business Q&A Discussion Group Meets Feb. 9 Next Small Business Q&A Discussion Group Meets Feb. 9
Learning how to avoid costly mistakes at the next Small Business Q&A meeting, February 9.
Exercise & Acting classes open to adults in Surprise Exercise & Acting classes open to adults in Surprise
Don’t miss out on the upcoming adult classes & programs offered by the Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department.
Surprise selects Frazier new Chief of Police Surprise selects Frazier new Chief of Police
32-year police veteran Michael Frazier named the new City of Surprise Police Chief.
Volunteers needed for 9th Annual Community Pride Day cleanup Volunteers needed for 9th Annual Community Pride Day cleanup
Want to help beautify your city? The City of Surprise is looking for a few hundred volunteers to participate in the 9th Annual Community Pride Day, February 19.
AZ TechCelerator Open House Feb. 12 AZ TechCelerator Open House Feb. 12
Entrepreneurs, business professionals, public-at-large invited, 10 a.m. - Noon.
Meet the Surprise Police Chief candidates tonight Meet the Surprise Police Chief candidates tonight
Public reception at City Hall- Mayor's Atrium, tonight, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Public welcome to meet Police Chief Candidates Public welcome to meet Police Chief Candidates
Reception is Mon., Jan, 24, 5:30 p.m., at City Hall.
Surprise City Academy registration underway Surprise City Academy registration underway
Learn more about your city government in this 11-session course. Classes begin Feb. 16.
Guillermo Lucero named new Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex Manager Guillermo Lucero named new Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex Manager
Guillermo “Bill” Lucero brings USTA experience to new job in Surprise.
Council moves “Whistleblower” idea forward Council moves “Whistleblower” idea forward
The Surprise City Council unanimously approved creation of a committee to review so called “Whistleblower” ordinances and consider recommending a similar ordinance for Surprise.
Council OKs launching City Manager search Council OKs launching City Manager search
The Surprise City Council unanimously approved launching a process to recruit a City Manager, beginning January 24.
Council OKs process to revisit Solicitation Ordinance Council OKs process to revisit Solicitation Ordinance
A stakeholder steering committee will be created to review the door to door solicitation issue in Surprise and possibly recommend a new ordinance to the Council.
Council selects Skip Hall as Vice Mayor Council selects Skip Hall as Vice Mayor
The Surprise City Council selected District 6 Councilmember Skip Hall as Vice Mayor. Hall will serve a one-year term as Vice Mayor.
Surprise accepting applications for CDBG-funded public service activities Surprise accepting applications for CDBG-funded public service activities
Qualified non-profit program applications due by Feb. 10.
Residents still have time to comment on Surprise Strategic Plan Residents still have time to comment on Surprise Strategic Plan
Online, mail-in survey input accepted through Jan. 24.
Elvis to headline Jan. 9 “Second Sundays in the Park” series kick off Elvis to headline Jan. 9 “Second Sundays in the Park” series kick off
Free entertainment 2 - 5 p.m., at Surprise Community Park, 15953 N. Bullard Avenue.
Surprise applauds news of West Valley Foreign Trade Zone Surprise applauds news of West Valley Foreign Trade Zone
City of Surprise leaders are hailing the creation of a West Valley Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) that includes a location in Surprise, an effort spearheaded by Westmarc.
Surprise Strategic Plan meetings begin this week; web site live Surprise Strategic Plan meetings begin this week; web site live
Attend a meeting, sound off online or take the magazine survey. Your input counts!
2011 Surprise Spring Training individual tickets on sale January 8 2011 Surprise Spring Training individual tickets on sale January 8
New and exciting ticket packages available for 2011. Opening Day is Feb. 27!
Police Host Volunteer Recruitment Meeting Police Host Volunteer Recruitment Meeting
The Surprise Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Patrol recruitment meeting on January 26, 2011 from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm.
City offers new program for Small Business City offers new program for Small Business
Small Business Academy begins Jan. 18, sign up soon.
City Christmas Tree drop-off sites open 12/26 City Christmas Tree drop-off sites open 12/26
Two trees per household accepted through Jan. 16.
Next HOA Connection features ADOT transportation talk Next HOA Connection features ADOT transportation talk
Jan. 10th meeting to focus on state transportation projects in the city. Register today.
National Anthem performers sought for Spring Training National Anthem performers sought for Spring Training
Auditions at Surprise Stadium, Jan. 8, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Mark your calendars: Surprise Plans January meetings, web input, surveys on Strategic Plan Mark your calendars: Surprise Plans January meetings, web input, surveys on Strategic Plan
Meetings set for Jan. 5, 6 & 12. Survey site launches Jan. 3.
Council agrees to repeal “Do Not Solicit” Ordinance Council agrees to repeal “Do Not Solicit” Ordinance
The Surprise City Council voted to repeal the city’s “Do Not Solicit” ordinance Thursday after businesses, residents and religious groups said the ordinance hampered their activities and reduced their access to advertising and other information.
City’s summer energy savings bring back some green City’s summer energy savings bring back some green
City's summer energy conservation efforts and 4-10 schedule produce thousands of dollars in savings.
Interim PD Chief Mark Schott plans retirement Interim PD Chief Mark Schott plans retirement
Schott will continue in the position and assist in the selection of a new chief while initiating a disability retirement process.
City announces 2011 water-saving landscape class schedule City announces 2011 water-saving landscape class schedule
These free classes will help you save water/money, while creating a beautiful landscape.
Surprise Employees Helping Overseas Troops; Public can help, too Surprise Employees Helping Overseas Troops; Public can help, too
Public invited to join city employees in donating everyday items for US troops. Collection box located in City Hall lobby.
Surprise Small Business Academy launches in 2011 Surprise Small Business Academy launches in 2011
Classes begin Jan. 18! Learn the tools you need for small business success.
Tickets Available for Miracle on 34th Street through the Surprise Senior Center Tickets Available for Miracle on 34th Street through the Surprise Senior Center
Call Senior Center for details on the Dec. 15th trip.
Texas Rangers/Kansas City Royals 2011 Spring Training ticket packages on sale Dec. 4 Texas Rangers/Kansas City Royals 2011 Spring Training ticket packages on sale Dec. 4
Season Ticket Packages, 7-Game Packs and the new Sunday 5-Pack go on sale Saturday, December 4, 8 a.m., for the 2011 Spring Training Season at the Surprise Recreation Campus.
AZ TechCelerator launches Affiliate Membership program AZ TechCelerator launches Affiliate Membership program
Low-fee program offers temporary office space, internet and other perks to local innovators.
‘Tis the season to Shop Surprise ‘Tis the season to Shop Surprise
Shopping locally helps contribute to public safety/street repairs services and more!
Accident closes portion of Greenway Road Accident closes portion of Greenway Road
Closure is in both directions from Cotton Lane - 175th Avenue, through Noon.
Surprise Police achieves reaccreditation; professionalism & community policing lauded Surprise Police achieves reaccreditation; professionalism & community policing lauded
Surprise Police attain internationally acknowledged law enforcement accreditation.
Surprise rates high in safety according to national crime survey Surprise rates high in safety according to national crime survey
The City of Surprise ranks as the second safest city of more than 75,000 in the state of Arizona, according to annual municipal crime rankings published by CQ Press of Washington, DC
Surprise City Council OKs banning use of fireworks Surprise City Council OKs banning use of fireworks
Citing safety/fire concerns, Council bans consumer fireworks use w/in city limits. State law allows fireworks sales on Dec. 1.
Register now for Surprise Winter Break Baseball Camp Register now for Surprise Winter Break Baseball Camp
Camp runs Dec. 20 -22 for girls/boys ages 7-12.
Emergency Housing Rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents Emergency Housing Rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents
Surprise receives $270,000 in CDBG funding to provide Emergency Housing Rehabilitation assistance to qualified Surprise residents.
Surprise celebrates 50th Anniversary during expanded Surprise Party blowout event! Surprise celebrates 50th Anniversary during expanded Surprise Party blowout event!
Surprise Recreation Campus hosts 9th Annual Surprise Party, Dec. 1-4. Come celebrate city's 50th Anniversary!
Loop 303 closure this weekend in Surprise (Bell-Peoria) Loop 303 closure this weekend in Surprise (Bell-Peoria)
ADOT says closure runs from Friday, Nov. 19, 9 p.m. - Monday, Nov. 22, 5 a.m.
Council ok's partnership creating state's first Fab Lab Council ok's partnership creating state's first Fab Lab
Agreement with West-MEC brings new options for local innovators in Surprise!
Small Business Q&A Discussion Group meets 12/8 Small Business Q&A Discussion Group meets 12/8
Discuss information security; learn prevention/best practices for defense.
Free Interviewing Skills Workshop - Nov. 29 Free Interviewing Skills Workshop - Nov. 29
Learn successful interview tips to help land that next job.
Surprise sets meeting date, website for Police Chief Recruitment input Surprise sets meeting date, website for Police Chief Recruitment input
Surprise residents will have a say in the characteristics of a new Surprise Police Chief as the City announces a public meeting and launches a website seeking public comment.
Be part of the fun- residents invited to participate in the 9th Annual Surprise Party Be part of the fun- residents invited to participate in the 9th Annual Surprise Party
Enter the Gingerbread House Contest,Classic Car Show, 50th Anniversary Parade & more by Nov. 25!
Surprise offers free home buying class for residents Surprise offers free home buying class for residents
Buying a home can raise many questions for people. An upcoming free class, offered by the City of Surprise Neighborhood Services Division, aims to answer those questions and more.
Surprise Firefighters Charities hosts 2nd Annual Veterans Day fundraising breakfast Surprise Firefighters Charities hosts 2nd Annual Veterans Day fundraising breakfast
Nov. 11 breakfast to raise money for underprivileged kids over the holidays.
Volunteers to “paint the town yellow” Volunteers to “paint the town yellow”
City's fire hydrant painting party set for Nov. 13.
AZ TechCelerator wins “Best of the West” award AZ TechCelerator wins “Best of the West” award
Surprise to have voice in regional economic development efforts Surprise to have voice in regional economic development efforts
Surprise City Council member Sharon Wolcott has been named to the newly formed Economic Development Committee of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)
Flu resource page available on city web site Flu resource page available on city web site
Get connected to federal, state and local flu resources.
Surprise 11 launches behind-the-scenes program Surprise 11 launches behind-the-scenes program
"Surprise In 5" takes an up-close look at city services.
Volunteer clean-up event a success in Surprise Volunteer clean-up event a success in Surprise
350 volunteers help remove 25 tons of refuse in city's Original Town Site.
Surprise Super Swap Meet offers good deals Nov. 6 Surprise Super Swap Meet offers good deals Nov. 6
Bargain hunters will find what they need from 8 am - 1 pm at Aquatic Center parking lot!
Philippoussis takes title at CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise Philippoussis takes title at CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise
Courier takes second, Chang over McEnroe for third place.
Amatuers compete with and against the champions in the PRO-AM Amatuers compete with and against the champions in the PRO-AM
Come watch local amateurs compete with and against tennis greats including John McEnroe, Michael Chang, Jim Courier and (5) other legends.
Neighborhood Watch Nov. training set for captains; SPD offers risk assessment to residents Neighborhood Watch Nov. training set for captains; SPD offers risk assessment to residents
Nov. 10 meeting is for NW Captains only. Introductory training resumes in December.
Council expresses Support; Challenges Residents to get involved with Women Build Council expresses Support; Challenges Residents to get involved with Women Build
The Surprise City Council has unanimously approved a resolution to support the homebuilding efforts of Habitat for Humanity and Women Build...
Public engagement opportunity in Surprise; civic board vacancies Public engagement opportunity in Surprise; civic board vacancies
Applications available for several vacancies online or in City Clerk's Office at City Hall.
Water-saving landscape classes continue, new meeting location for Nov. 6 class Water-saving landscape classes continue, new meeting location for Nov. 6 class
Free classes offer great advice on low-water landscaping.
Surprise/County partnership to improve Bell Road capacity Surprise/County partnership to improve Bell Road capacity
Design work on Bell/El Mirage intersection to take 12 months, construction to follow.
Council clears way for Brentwood Industries new Surprise facility Council clears way for Brentwood Industries new Surprise facility
Company to bring dozens of new jobs and revenue to Surprise.
Philippoussis, Ferreira at the 2010 Ladies Night Out in Surprise at the Cancer Treatment Centers of Philippoussis, Ferreira at the 2010 Ladies Night Out in Surprise at the Cancer Treatment Centers of
Meet tennis champs Mark Philippoussis & Wayne Ferreira at Ladies Night event at CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise!
Share your thoughts on outdoor water use survey Share your thoughts on outdoor water use survey
Your thoughts on this state survey will help shape future water conservation programs/information.
Ralston to join Surprise as Deputy CFO Ralston to join Surprise as Deputy CFO
The City of Surprise has announced the hiring of a Certified Public Accountant with 20 years of government finance experience as its Deputy Finance Director.
Small Business Q&A Discussion Group resumes Small Business Q&A Discussion Group resumes
Learn skills to help your small business succeed at the Nov. 3 class.
City’s 50th Anniversary site features event details, history pics & quiz City’s 50th Anniversary site features event details, history pics & quiz
This interactive site is filled with Surprise 50th information and photos!
Hops on Center Court event returns for the 2010 CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise Hops on Center Court event returns for the 2010 CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise
Enjoy beer and tequila sampling Oct. 22 & 23 at signature tennis event.
Surprise Nationally Recognized for Communications Outreach Surprise Nationally Recognized for Communications Outreach
National Association of TV Officers and Administrators recognizes city's communications outreach at national conference in Washington, D.C.
Surprise Senior Center seeking volunteer van drivers Surprise Senior Center seeking volunteer van drivers
Volunteer van drivers neede to pick up/drop off participants attending Senior Center programs.
Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” Oct. 10 Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” Oct. 10
Enjoy the free 50's theme entertainment!
October programs in Surprise- fun for all ages October programs in Surprise- fun for all ages
Running club, Senior Dance, Haunted House and much more!
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event- Oct. 9 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event- Oct. 9
Old paint, motor oil, batteries accepted! Free event is for residents only, proof of residency is required.
City Dog Park closed, Oct. 11 – 24, for over-seeding City Dog Park closed, Oct. 11 – 24, for over-seeding
Dog park reopens on Monday, October 25.
Free Movie Night at Surprise Stadium Free Movie Night at Surprise Stadium
Grab the family and enjoy Monsters vs Aliens, Oct. 2. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Surprise Tennis lands NCAA DII Championship in 2013 Surprise Tennis lands NCAA DII Championship in 2013
The championship tournament is expected to produce an estimated $885,000 in direct spending!
Surprise neighborhood creates new SLID Surprise neighborhood creates new SLID
Kingswood Parke Parcel 16 property owners submit the required signatures needed to keep their street lights energized.
Mosquito Fogging in Surprise Sept. 24 Mosquito Fogging in Surprise Sept. 24
Maricopa County will spray for mosquitos in an area of Surprise Sept. 24.
McEnroe, Kournikova dates set as 3rd Annual CTCA Tennis Championships tournament bracket is release McEnroe, Kournikova dates set as 3rd Annual CTCA Tennis Championships tournament bracket is release
Find out when McEnroe, Chang, Kournikova and others will take to the court!
Mosquito Fogging in Surprise Sept. 17 Mosquito Fogging in Surprise Sept. 17
Maricopa County will spray for mosquitos in an area of Surprise Sept. 17.
Free Resume Writing and Interviewing Class Free Resume Writing and Interviewing Class
Class is set for Oct. 6 at City Hall!
Surprise Police Participate in Prescription Take Back Day Surprise Police Participate in Prescription Take Back Day
Safely dispose of outdated/unused prescription drugs at Surprise Police, Sept. 25.
Spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet
Vendor space available for the November 6th Fall Surprise Super Swap Meet.
Free Understanding Your Credit Score class Free Understanding Your Credit Score class
Learn how your credit score is calculated and how it impacts the decisions that lenders make.
Solar power debuts at Surprise City Hall Solar power debuts at Surprise City Hall
7,500 square feet of solar panels to power City Hall parking garage by March 2011.
Surprise lands $1.3 million to aid in foreclosure fight Surprise lands $1.3 million to aid in foreclosure fight
The NSP funds can be used to help ease the effects in Surprise of the nationwide foreclosure crisis.
Second Sundays in the Park events are back this fall Second Sundays in the Park events are back this fall
These free, fun-filled family events are set for Sept. 12; Oct. 10 & Nov. 14.
City to switch to permanent 4-10 schedule as residents, employees react positively City to switch to permanent 4-10 schedule as residents, employees react positively
Surprise City Hall adopts 4-10 schedule year-round, open earlier/closing later Mon-Thur., closed Friday.
Fall Clean-up Event Sept. 18, free for Surprise residents Fall Clean-up Event Sept. 18, free for Surprise residents
Surprise residents can drop off up to 2,000 lbs. of residential waste free-of-charge at the Northwest Regional Landfill.
Public Meeting to discuss city's possible second dog park Public Meeting to discuss city's possible second dog park
CRS Advisory Board will host this event on Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m., at Willow Canyon High School.
Small Business Q&A Discussion Group resumes Small Business Q&A Discussion Group resumes
Starting a business? Increase your business knowhow or learn how to avoid costly mistakes, at the Sept. 27 Small Biz Q&A Group.
Compassionate Surprise Series presents “Go Red! Heart Disease and Women” Compassionate Surprise Series presents “Go Red! Heart Disease and Women”
The presentation is scheduled for Sept. 16.
Free water saving landscape classes offered in Surprise Free water saving landscape classes offered in Surprise
The first class begins Sept. 18! Topic: Landscape Design.
Homeowners Association Academy now enrolling for fall session Homeowners Association Academy now enrolling for fall session
HOA Academy begins Oct. 4.
Public Meeting to discuss city’s 4-10 work schedule Public Meeting to discuss city’s 4-10 work schedule
Meeting is at 6 p.m., Sept. 1, at City Hall- Council Chambers.
City of Surprise Fall Youth Sports Registration starts August 30! City of Surprise Fall Youth Sports Registration starts August 30!
Registration begins on Monday, August 30, for City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services Fall Youth Sports including Girls Volleyball, Babe Ruth Girls Softball, Cal Ripken Baseball and Tee-ball.
“Dust A Minute, Water You Doing” your September HOA Connection “Dust A Minute, Water You Doing” your September HOA Connection
Learn about regulatory compliance and the impact it has on both the physical and financial well-being of HOA communities on September 28.
County to close El Mirage, north of Bell Road Aug. 20 County to close El Mirage, north of Bell Road Aug. 20
MCDOT Construction Hotline: (480) 350-9288.
Ladies Night out in Surprise at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Tennis Championships Ladies Night out in Surprise at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Tennis Championships
October 23 Ladies Night tix get you great seats, all you can eat food/drink and a chance to meet a tennis champ!
Renewable energy company to open U.S. Headquarters in Surprise; create jobs for Arizonans Renewable energy company to open U.S. Headquarters in Surprise; create jobs for Arizonans
Rioglass Solar will base its United States headquarters and build a solar reflector manufacturing facility in Surprise, creating over a hundred new jobs with approximately $50 million in capital investment.
Surprise Police offer Neighborhood Watch training Surprise Police offer Neighborhood Watch training
Learn ways to keep your neighborhood safe. Free training begins Sept. 15.
Dan Hughes resigns as Surprise Police Chief Dan Hughes resigns as Surprise Police Chief
The resignation is effective August 13, 2010.
Don't miss your Q&A opportunity with tennis legends McEnroe & Kournikova Don't miss your Q&A opportunity with tennis legends McEnroe & Kournikova
Tickets available, for a limited time only, to attend Q&A session with John McEnroe and Anna Kournikova!
Air Force says Luke AFB preferred for F-35 Air Force says Luke AFB preferred for F-35
Base also recommended as pilot training site.
Surprise’s Sherry Aguilar named “Clerk of the Year” Surprise’s Sherry Aguilar named “Clerk of the Year”
Surprise City Clerk Sherry Aguilar has been named “Clerk of the Year” by the board of the Arizona Municipal Clerk’s Association (AMCA).
Free Small Business Q&A class in Surprise Free Small Business Q&A class in Surprise
Surprise residents can learn how to start their own small business and avoid costly mistakes at Aug. 11 class. Sign up today!
Council OK’s Brentwood agreement: new jobs, industry coming to Surprise Council OK’s Brentwood agreement: new jobs, industry coming to Surprise
The Surprise City Council approved a development agreement with Brentwood Industries, paving the way for the construction of 125,000 square feet of manufacturing and assembly space and 40 new full-time jobs.
“Do Not Solicit” web site, phone number launched “Do Not Solicit” web site, phone number launched
The Surprise City Council’s direction to establish a “Do Not Solicit’ option for residents who do not wish to receive door to door solicitation material has resulted in a comprehensive sign up system and a way for vendors to check which addresses in the city they must avoid. Surprise is unveiling the system today.
Police ask drivers to watch for children ahead of new school year Police ask drivers to watch for children ahead of new school year
Police to increase school zone enforcement as students head back to school.
Surprise to consider agreement with manufacturing firm Surprise to consider agreement with manufacturing firm
The Surprise City Council will consider a development agreement with Pennsylvania based Brentwood Industries Thursday night that will OK the construction of 125,000 square feet of manufacturing and assembly facilities and the creation of 40 full-time jobs.
Surprise/County partnership to improve Bell Road capacity Surprise/County partnership to improve Bell Road capacity
The Surprise City Council approved entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Maricopa County Department of Transportation Thursday night.
Public input request on Village 1 Plan Public input request on Village 1 Plan
The public is invited to share their thoughts on the draft Village 1 Plan at an Open House, Tuesday, July 20.
Finance Department Reorganization focuses on Leadership, Innovation Finance Department Reorganization focuses on Leadership, Innovation
The City of Surprise is reorganizing its Finance Department to focus on proactive leadership and innovation, according to city officials.
Surprise Youth Soccer and Flag Football registration going on now Surprise Youth Soccer and Flag Football registration going on now
Registration underway for Co-ed Youth Flag Football and Youth Soccer.
Bell Road Reconstruction well ahead of schedule Bell Road Reconstruction well ahead of schedule
Final touches over next two weeks to complete final phases of 5-year reconstruction, a month ahead of schedule.
Surprise participates in energy-saving summer program Surprise participates in energy-saving summer program
City to reduce its energy usage during high-peak energy demand days and be compensated for doing so.
Push to keep streetlights powered continues Push to keep streetlights powered continues
Street Light Improvement District (SLID) petitions still being accepted.
State issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory for 6/29 State issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory for 6/29
Active children, adults & people with lung disease such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.
SNAP winners recognized for community contributions SNAP winners recognized for community contributions
Surprise City Council recognizes first-ever winners of the Surprise Neighborhood Award Program (SNAP) at their meeting Thursday night.
Council protects resident privacy through Solicitation Ordinance Council protects resident privacy through Solicitation Ordinance
Ordinance is meant to provide privacy and security to residents at their homes.
Council amends ordinance to help with problem properties Council amends ordinance to help with problem properties
City Council approves Rental Accountability Ordinance amendment to identify nuisance rental properties and require property managers and owners to improve them.
Recruitment for City Manager pushed until 2011 Recruitment for City Manager pushed until 2011
The Surprise City Council postpones new City Manager recruitment until January 2011.
State issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory for 6/24 State issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory for 6/24
An Ozone High Pollution Advisory is in effect for June 24. Children & adults with respiratory problems should avoid outdoor activities in the afternoon.
Bell Road Reconstruction update- paving to begin at month’s end Bell Road Reconstruction update- paving to begin at month’s end
Learn more at surpriseaz.gov/bellroad.
Monsoon web page offers info for Surprise residents Monsoon web page offers info for Surprise residents
The AZ Monsoon runs through Sept. 30. Find safety tips, sandbag locations and more at surpriseaz.gov/monsoon.
Police host Open House for volunteers Police host Open House for volunteers
Open House for police volunteers on June 30, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Surprise 4-10 summer schedule begins June 14 Surprise 4-10 summer schedule begins June 14
City Hall open longer Monday - Thursday, closed on Fridays through September 17.
Surprise’s 28th Annual 4th of July Celebration – Get Your Tickets Now! Surprise’s 28th Annual 4th of July Celebration – Get Your Tickets Now!
Tickets are free with a canned food donation, yet limited. Get yours today!
Surprise Council unanimous in OK'ing FY11 Surprise Council unanimous in OK'ing FY11
The City Council voted unanimously to approve a $256.5 million budget for fiscal year 2011.
Weekend Bell Road work puts project ahead of schedule Weekend Bell Road work puts project ahead of schedule
Overnight closure on eastbound Bell Road from Loop 303 - Parkview, set for Saturday, June 12.
City History video continues to win awards City History video continues to win awards
“The City of Surprise: A History in Progress,” full-length video earns high praise in 2010 Videographer Awards.
ZIP Code change for some city facilities ZIP Code change for some city facilities
United States Postal Service to divide 85374 ZIP Code along Grand Avenue. Some city facilities will change to new 85378 ZIP Code, effective July 1.
Coyote Lakes, Stonebrook make headway on SLID petitions Coyote Lakes, Stonebrook make headway on SLID petitions
City collecting signed SLID petitions for several neighborhoods facing street light shutoff after June 30.
Surprise City offices to close Fridays this summer Surprise City offices to close Fridays this summer
M-TH, 7am-6pm, closed Fridays, begins June 14
Tennis legend John McEnroe returns to Surprise for 3rd Annual Cancer Treatment Centers of America T Tennis legend John McEnroe returns to Surprise for 3rd Annual Cancer Treatment Centers of America T
McEnroe, Chang, & others compete in Surprise Oct. 20-24. Kournikova & Austin set for mixed doubles matches! Ticket sales begin May 29.
Surprise FY11 budget:  no tax increases, service reductions or further RIFs Surprise FY11 budget: no tax increases, service reductions or further RIFs
The Surprise City Council voted unanimously to approve a tentative $256.6 million budget for FY2011.
Surprise Senior Center seeks Entertainers, age 50+, for Senior Idol Contest Surprise Senior Center seeks Entertainers, age 50+, for Senior Idol Contest
Talented seniors have until June 18 to register for the July 7 Surprise Senior Idol competition!
New signs remind neighborhoods that street lights could go dark New signs remind neighborhoods that street lights could go dark
Visit surpriseaz.gov/slidpetition or call 623.222.6141 for more information about SLIDs.
Final phases of Bell Road Reconstruction underway Final phases of Bell Road Reconstruction underway
Latest restrictions: Nightly closures on eastbound Bell, from 303 - Parkview Place. Westbound Bell curb lane closure from 303 - Beardsley Canal.
May 24 road closures on Bullard; Dysart/Waddell intersection May 24 road closures on Bullard; Dysart/Waddell intersection
Several road projects underway in Surprise. Read more for details.
Tickets available for “Footloose” Luncheon Matinee Tickets available for “Footloose” Luncheon Matinee
Get your tickets for the June 23 trip to the Arizona Broadway Theatre to see the lively stage production of “Footloose.”
City of Surprise Seeking Volunteer Drivers City of Surprise Seeking Volunteer Drivers
The City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is recruiting volunteer van drivers to pick up and drop off participants attending Senior Center Programs.
Union Hills, 115th – 111th Ave., closure May 25 for paving Union Hills, 115th – 111th Ave., closure May 25 for paving
Union Hills Drive will be closed from 115th- 111th Avenue, 4 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 25, to allow for paving of a new lane.
City Council to hold Special Meeting May 20 City Council to hold Special Meeting May 20
Meeting is at 4 p.m., at City Hall.
Surprise Sierra Montana streetlights to stay on; city continues accepting signatures Surprise Sierra Montana streetlights to stay on; city continues accepting signatures
Streetlights in Sierra Montana Parcel 14 remain on, as city continues to collect SLID petitions.
Final work on Bell Road Reconstruction begins with night closures Final work on Bell Road Reconstruction begins with night closures
Sunday, May 23 – Wednesday, June 30: eastbound Bell, from 303 - Parkview Place, closed for nighttime work, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.
Saturday push collects nine signatures; looks to keep Surprise neighborhood streetlights on Saturday push collects nine signatures; looks to keep Surprise neighborhood streetlights on
A team of volunteers collected nine additional signatures apparently heading off the impending shut down of the area's streetlights.
Surprise neighborhood needs only 3 signatures to keep street lights on Surprise neighborhood needs only 3 signatures to keep street lights on
Arizona Public Service has said the company will disconnect the streetlights in Sierra Montana Parcel 14 on May 15.
Council approves meeting schedule for remainder of 2010 Council approves meeting schedule for remainder of 2010
View the Council Meeting schedule for the remainder of calendar year 2010.
City of Surprise puts on a Prom to Remember for Students with Disabilities City of Surprise puts on a Prom to Remember for Students with Disabilities
The second annual Adaptive Prom, at the Sierra Montana Recreation Center, creates fun memories for all.
Surprise Teen Advisory Board Accepting Applications Surprise Teen Advisory Board Accepting Applications
Seven positions are available on the Surprise Teen Advisory Board.
Surprise wins Water Reuse Project of the Year award Surprise wins Water Reuse Project of the Year award
Arizona Water Association presents City of Surprise with 2010 Water Reuse Project of the Year Award.
June HOA Connection to address community issues June HOA Connection to address community issues
Find out how Community Development works with local HOAs, Tuesday, June 1.
Surprise, DPS agree to process for evaluating SPEA letter Surprise, DPS agree to process for evaluating SPEA letter
DPS to review assertions made by Surprise Police Employees Association (SPEA) regarding Police Chief Dan Hughes in their letter of April 12, 2010.
Surprise History video and introduction earn national Telly awards Surprise History video and introduction earn national Telly awards
“The City of Surprise: A History in Progress,” full-length video and the 90-second trailer each earn a Bronze Telly Award.
National Citizen Survey results online National Citizen Survey results online
Click on the National Citizen Survey button on the right side of this screen for complete results!
Council OK’s funding for Dial A Ride, Express bus; Pool and Rec Center Hours Council OK’s funding for Dial A Ride, Express bus; Pool and Rec Center Hours
The Surprise City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to restore previously proposed service reductions.
City offers water conservation-plumbing class City offers water conservation-plumbing class
On May 11th learn the basics of plumbing, water saving techniques and how to prepare your plumbing before leaving on vacation.
Surprise, Communiversity@Surprise share MAG partnership award Surprise, Communiversity@Surprise share MAG partnership award
Surprise and Communiversity @ Surprise partnership wins a Desert Peaks Public/Private Partnership Award.
Sierra Montana Parcel 14 residents- street lights go dark May 17 Sierra Montana Parcel 14 residents- street lights go dark May 17
Property owners must form SLID to keep lights on. Learn more at www.surpriseaz.gov/slidpetition.
Special Council Meeting set April 29 for budget discussion Special Council Meeting set April 29 for budget discussion
Special Council Meeting on Thursday, April 29, at 3 p.m., to continue discussions regarding the City Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2011.
Surprise Youth Sports Camps – Summer 2010 Surprise Youth Sports Camps – Summer 2010
CRS offers Youth Girls Volleyball Camp; Youth Basketball Camp; and Youth Baseball Camp this summer.
Residents give thumbs up to Quality of Life, Overall Direction of Surprise Residents give thumbs up to Quality of Life, Overall Direction of Surprise
87% of Surprise residents say the overall quality of life in Surprise is “excellent” or “good,” according to first-ever survey.
Council to Hold Budget Retreat April 23 and 24 Council to Hold Budget Retreat April 23 and 24
The Council will examine and discuss the City Manager's Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2011.
Mobile Photo Radar locations through April 30; warning period ends April 26 Mobile Photo Radar locations through April 30; warning period ends April 26
Beginning April 26, citations will be issued to drivers caught speeding by the traffic system.
City of Surprise holds local Hershey’s Track & Field Games April 23 City of Surprise holds local Hershey’s Track & Field Games April 23
Winners advance to the District Meet; chance to advance to State Finals and possible Regional Team for national event.
City forms Community and Economic Development Department City forms Community and Economic Development Department
CD Director Jeff Mihelich will run the newly formed Community and Economic Development Department.
Census Bureau recognizes Surprise for exceeding previous Census participation rate Census Bureau recognizes Surprise for exceeding previous Census participation rate
Surprise joins only five other U.S. cities that have currently met or exceeded Census 2000 participation.
Tonight’s Budget Open House moved to new venue in Sun City Grand Tonight’s Budget Open House moved to new venue in Sun City Grand
Tonight's meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Pima Room of the Chaparral Center at Sun City Grand, 19781 N. Remington Drive.
New Business Center debuts at AZ TechCelerator New Business Center debuts at AZ TechCelerator
Ribbon Cutting/Open House Event, Wednesday, April 28. R.S.V.P by April 23!
Free water saving landscape classes offered in Surprise Free water saving landscape classes offered in Surprise
Learn how to properly set irrigation timers, explore low-water plants and design.
Nadaburg Elem. wins Census participation contest; final call for forms this week Nadaburg Elem. wins Census participation contest; final call for forms this week
Thanks to Nadaburg and Desert Oasis Elementary students for participating in Census promotion! Forms are due by April 16!
Connecting to city staff, now just a click away Connecting to city staff, now just a click away
Improved city directory added through Connect/Contact button on homepage!
FY11 Recommended Budget released; public input next FY11 Recommended Budget released; public input next
The Budget for Fiscal Year 2011 is highlighted by a commitment to delivering vital services without increasing sales taxes or eliminating more city jobs.
Movie Night at the Surprise Recreation Campus Movie Night at the Surprise Recreation Campus
Come out April 17, 7 p.m., and enjoy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!
Council names Interim City Manager Council names Interim City Manager
Community and Recreation Services Director Mark Coronado to serve as Interim City Manager for 3 to 6 months. Council decides search for permanent City Manager will begin July 1.
Surprise Police to Utilize Mobile Photo Radar Surprise Police to Utilize Mobile Photo Radar
Surprise Police will deploy a new photo radar system on March 22, in the area of Bullard and Cholla avenues.
Census rep at City Hall; Surprise participation off to good start Census rep at City Hall; Surprise participation off to good start
Census rep at City Hall through April 19 to answer questions. City Census participation outpacing state/national averages.
Local Executives urged to discover volunteer opportunities at April 14 SCORE event Local Executives urged to discover volunteer opportunities at April 14 SCORE event
The Greater Phoenix SCORE, a volunteer association of business counselors, event is April 14 at the AZ TechCelerator.
Surprise gets perfect score for “transparency, openness” from Sunshine Review Surprise gets perfect score for “transparency, openness” from Sunshine Review
Surprise becomes one of only 16 state and municipal sites from around the country to be awarded a perfect score.
Surprise Youth Volleyball Registration starts April 12 Surprise Youth Volleyball Registration starts April 12
Summer Youth Girls Volleyball League begins in early June.
Surprise residents have opportunity to comment on upcoming budget Surprise residents have opportunity to comment on upcoming budget
The city is sponsoring three “Community Input: Surprise FY 2011 Recommended Budget” sessions in April to review the recommended budget and listen to citizen input.
State issues PM-10 Health Watch for 3/31 State issues PM-10 Health Watch for 3/31
Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion during the health watch.
USTA National Campus Tennis Championships returns to Surprise USTA National Campus Tennis Championships returns to Surprise
The 2010 tournament returns to the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex April 14-17.
Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” Spring Schedule with new times Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” Spring Schedule with new times
The next “Second Sundays in the Park” event
AZ TechCelerator signs two new clients AZ TechCelerator signs two new clients
Catalyst Business Development and Rigid Wall Designs Inc. are the newest tenants at the business incubator.
AZ TechCelerator business development events run through summer AZ TechCelerator business development events run through summer
“Saturday Morning Coffee Club” event topics include how to hire the right person; legal issues; access cash and more!
City Council terminates City Manager contract City Council terminates City Manager contract
Interim Assistant City Manager George Kolb will serve as Acting City Manager.
Local schools compete in Census 2010 promotion Local schools compete in Census 2010 promotion
Nadaburg Elementary & Desert Oasis Elementary students Census promotion efforts could earn them a free karaoke machine.
City Council resolution objects to new asphalt plant City Council resolution objects to new asphalt plant
City objects to proposed LaFarge asphalt plant, in Agua Fria riverbed, near Coyote Lakes. County sets public meeting April 29.
Census:  Residents with “different city” on census forms should not worry Census: Residents with “different city” on census forms should not worry
Census Bureau officials, though, say all is well.
City Web site .gov conversion coming in April City Web site .gov conversion coming in April
The conversion from .com to www.surpriseaz.gov, follows the conversion of city council & staff email to .gov.
Surprise Fire Charities April 10 charity event Surprise Fire Charities April 10 charity event
Firefighter Fitness Challenge; annual Fire vs. Police Softball Game; a Chili Cook-Off, kid's activities & more!
Spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet Spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet
Vendor spaces available for rent at Swap Meet, April 10, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Surprise Aquatic Center.
Volunteers needed for April 10 community clean up Volunteers needed for April 10 community clean up
Show your community pride and participate in the HOA Community Pride Day, April 10!
City & Chamber partner on TV/Internet project City & Chamber partner on TV/Internet project
“The Chamber Minute,” Surprise 11/internet show highlighting chamber events & local businesses.
City takes Census 2010 promotion on the road; as forms arrive City takes Census 2010 promotion on the road; as forms arrive
Check out the new Census billboard on Bell and Census
Ladies Night at the ballpark Ladies Night at the ballpark
March 30 is Ladies Night at the ballpark. Get your tickets today!
Surprise Spring EGG-Stravaganza features over 50,000 eggs Surprise Spring EGG-Stravaganza features over 50,000 eggs
EGG-Stravaganza is April 3, at Surprise Recreation Campus – Kansas City Practice fields. Gates open at 9:30 a.m.
City to talk General and Transportation plans with residents City to talk General and Transportation plans with residents
Learn more at Open House events on March 23 and March 24.
Original playground at Gaines Park to be removed Original playground at Gaines Park to be removed
Safety concerns result in the removal of the original playground unit at Gaines Park.
Residential Property Rentals Tax Workshop Residential Property Rentals Tax Workshop
Free transaction privilege tax (sales tax) workshop specifically for rental property owners in Surprise, April 7.
City Web site launches Google search feature City Web site launches Google search feature
Google search added to www.surpriseaz.com, for instant search results!
Valley Fever public Q&A session planned at City Hall Valley Fever public Q&A session planned at City Hall
Valley Fever expert panel answers your questions about the disease, March 26, at Surprise City Hall.
Royals and Giants rainout rescheduled for March 24 at Surprise Stadium Royals and Giants rainout rescheduled for March 24 at Surprise Stadium
March 7 rainout, rescheduled for 6:05 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at Surprise Stadium.
Grand Avenue improvements include one fewer traffic signal Grand Avenue improvements include one fewer traffic signal
Work begins March 16. Detours to Surprise Pavilions will be in effect.
March is “Census Month” in Surprise March is “Census Month” in Surprise
Surprise City Council declares March “Census Month” in Surprise, as Census 2010 forms arrive in mailboxes the week of March 15.
Census reminders in mail this week; some show different city address Census reminders in mail this week; some show different city address
All Census forms are coded with exact city coordinates. If you live in Surprise, you will be counted in Surprise, no matter what city is listed on the form.
Mayor Blasts Move to Cut State Shared Revenues Mayor Blasts Move to Cut State Shared Revenues
Surprise Mayor Lyn Truitt says Surprise opposes companion bills in the Arizona House and Senate that would cut the revenues the state collects on behalf of cities and then distributes to them.
Spring Break Day at the Park Spring Break Day at the Park
March 19th is “Spring Break Day at the Park” at Surprise Stadium! Kids free with each paying adult!
Surprise supports national “Fix a Leak Week” March 15-21 Surprise supports national “Fix a Leak Week” March 15-21
Minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water wasted each year. Check you home for leaks during “Fix a Leak Week.”
March 13 Clean Up Event for Surprise residents March 13 Clean Up Event for Surprise residents
Surprise residents, proof of residency required, can bring up to 2,000 lbs. of residential waste for free disposal at the Northwest Regional Landfill.
Budweiser Clydesdales at Surprise Recreation Campus Budweiser Clydesdales at Surprise Recreation Campus
The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be in Surprise this weekend!
Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” begins March 14 Surprise “Second Sundays in the Park” begins March 14
Free music & entertainment every second Sunday of the month, March 14 - May 9, at Surprise Community Park.
Surprise Youth Leadership Summit; registration underway Surprise Youth Leadership Summit; registration underway
March 26- great way for Surprise sophomores, juniors & seniors to develop leadership skills; engage in community. Register by 3/19.
Surprise launches neighborhood award program Surprise launches neighborhood award program
Program recognizes neighborhoods, community leaders/ partners and young community activists who “SNAP” into action to improve Surprise.
Surprise businesses back Census participation Surprise businesses back Census participation
City's Census 2010 Complete Count Committee and Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce work together to promote Census 2010.
Fan Fest cancelled due to weather  Fan Fest cancelled due to weather
Due to rain, Fan Fest and related activities at Surprise Stadium have been cancelled for today.
Rain threat cancels Major League Soccer match in Surprise Rain threat cancels Major League Soccer match in Surprise
Chivas USA and Columbus Crew match on Saturday has been relocated to the Reach 11 Soccer Complex in Phoenix due to the threat of rain.
Surprise Firefighters Charities plan multiple fundraisers in March Surprise Firefighters Charities plan multiple fundraisers in March
Events include spring training games; variety show; dinner & poker event.
Hollyhock Library hours change March 1 Hollyhock Library hours change March 1
Hollyhock Branch will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., starting March 1.
Bullard Avenue closure February 22 - 26 Bullard Avenue closure February 22 - 26
Bullard, Bell to Paradise, will be closed Feb. 22 – 26, for road improvements. Signage to show detours for hotels/stadium.
Citizen Census Committee making strides in outreach Citizen Census Committee making strides in outreach
Census forms arrive by mail March 15 - 17. Ten questions in 10 minutes and answers are confidential!
March HOA Connection to address Solar Energy Systems March HOA Connection to address Solar Energy Systems
Learn the advantages of solar energy systems at the March 10 HOA Connection meeting in Surprise.
AZ TechCelerator hosts business development event Feb. 20 AZ TechCelerator hosts business development event Feb. 20
Learn proven sales strategies for getting in the door and in front of someone who can say yes.
Surprise Adult Baseball League registration starts February 20 Surprise Adult Baseball League registration starts February 20
Spring Adult Baseball League, for ages 18 and over, begins soon. Registration starts Feb. 20.
Spring Training Dog Day is back in Surprise Spring Training Dog Day is back in Surprise
You and your dog can catch the Royals/Rangers March 6 at Surprise Stadium. Register today at www.surprisespringtraining.com.
Council makes appointments to regional committees Council makes appointments to regional committees
City Council named various members to committees that help Surprise have a regional voice.
AZ TechCelerator signs six new clients; eyes future jobs AZ TechCelerator signs six new clients; eyes future jobs
The City Council approved facility-use agreements for six new start-up technology companies to move into the AZ TechCelerator.
First ever community survey in Surprise First ever community survey in Surprise
Selected addresses will receive postcards early next week announcing the coming Citizen Survey, the first ever scientific survey in Surprise of resident attitudes on various issues and services.
West Valley Babe Ruth League registration in Surprise West Valley Babe Ruth League registration in Surprise
The Babe Ruth season begins May 25! Registration begins Feb. 16.
Surprise history revealed in new book/DVD set; available for sale Surprise history revealed in new book/DVD set; available for sale
“The City of Surprise: A History in Progress,” book & DVD documentary set available for sale at the City Store!
Community & Recreation Services Department Online Registration Scheduled for an Upgrade Community & Recreation Services Department Online Registration Scheduled for an Upgrade
REC-Connect will be down beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, February 10th and is scheduled to resume Thursday, February 11 by noon.
Grand Avenue improvements underway in Surprise Grand Avenue improvements underway in Surprise
Business access maintained throughout project. Lane restrictions this week from Bell - Loop 303.
Surprise welcomes 8th Annual Coca-Cola Classic College Baseball Classic Surprise welcomes 8th Annual Coca-Cola Classic College Baseball Classic
Great college baseball, March 4 - 7, it's part of the Celebration of Baseball in Surpise!
Wheelchair tennis exhibition to feature US Open Champ Oatley during Pro Circuit Event in Surprise Wheelchair tennis exhibition to feature US Open Champ Oatley during Pro Circuit Event in Surprise
The exhibition is Feb. 21, in between the tournament’s singles and doubles finals, which begin at noon.
City’s Census 2010 video promotion goes to TV/Web City’s Census 2010 video promotion goes to TV/Web
New PSAs and PowerPoint video promoting the Census airing on Surprise 11 and surpriseaz.com!
Vegas Valentines Show- starring Jimmy Chapel Vegas Valentines Show- starring Jimmy Chapel
Get your tickets today for the Feb. 13th show, at the Sierra Montana Recreation in Surprise.
Women’s Pro Circuit Tennis Championships features line-up of Special Events Women’s Pro Circuit Tennis Championships features line-up of Special Events
This Feb. 14 -21 exciting tennis event features kid/adult tennis clinics, Senior Discount Day and more!
Senior Center temporary closure begins Feb. 11 Senior Center temporary closure begins Feb. 11
The Senior Center will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Spots open for Surprise Youth Spring Baseball, Softball & Tee-ball Spots open for Surprise Youth Spring Baseball, Softball & Tee-ball
Register at the CRS Office, next to Surprise Stadium, or online at www.surpriseaz.com/recreation.
Council approved bed tax increase to support city’s tourism efforts Council approved bed tax increase to support city’s tourism efforts
The 1.52% increase, effective March 1, will support tourism-based strategies in Surprise.
Free home finance and college planning classes in Surprise Free home finance and college planning classes in Surprise
Register today for these free financial fitness classes.
Help name Village 1: Cast your vote today! Help name Village 1: Cast your vote today!
Surprise residents, it’s time to cast your online vote for the future name of Village 1!
Temporary Sidewalk Closure at Lizard Run Temporary Sidewalk Closure at Lizard Run
Lizard Run Bridge work to temporarily close the sidewalk between Nash & Greasewood Streets on select dates.
Women’s $25,000 Pro Circuit Tennis Tournament adds Wildcard Event this week Women’s $25,000 Pro Circuit Tennis Tournament adds Wildcard Event this week
Wildcard Event is January 29 – 31, at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex.
3rd Annual Disability & Human Services Summit – Feb.20 3rd Annual Disability & Human Services Summit – Feb.20
Register for this free event today!
Surprise launches Census 2010 web site with FAQ, links Surprise launches Census 2010 web site with FAQ, links
The city has launched an informative 2010 Census web site.
Surprise offers tips on dealing with storm water Surprise offers tips on dealing with storm water
The Surprise Environmental Division offers tips for minimizing the impacts of storm water.
Reduced budget results in changes at Surprise recreation facilities Reduced budget results in changes at Surprise recreation facilities
Reduced hours announced at some city recreation facilities.
Overnight street flooding, road closures expected Overnight street flooding, road closures expected
Heavy rains and flooding conditions result in road closures in Surprise
Citizen committee to raise Census 2010 awareness Citizen committee to raise Census 2010 awareness
The City of Surprise Census 2010 Complete Count Committee met for the first time Wednesday evening to begin their efforts in raising public awareness of the upcoming Census 2010 count.
Surprise welcomes back the Rangers and Royals Surprise welcomes back the Rangers and Royals
Get your tickets today for the February 26th Mayor’s Welcome Back Lunch.
First NSP house sells in Surprise First NSP house sells in Surprise
Surprise sells first home through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).
Major rain event expected; sandbags available to Surprise residents Major rain event expected; sandbags available to Surprise residents
A significant rain event is forecast for this area. Surprise offers free sand and bags to residents at locations citywide.
Surprise Angel Investor Event attracts sponsor; venue change announced Surprise Angel Investor Event attracts sponsor; venue change announced
The “Surprise Angel Investment Forum” on January 26 will be held at the Communiversity @ Surprise.
Surprise residents input requested on Consolidated Plan Surprise residents input requested on Consolidated Plan
Consolidated Plan helps the city identify funding priorities for the CDBG and HOME federal funding programs for the next five years.
Surprise accepting applications for CDBG-funded public service activities Surprise accepting applications for CDBG-funded public service activities
Surprise accepting applications from qualified nonprofits. Visit surpriseaz.com/cdbgpublicservice for more.
Surprise announces personel reductions Surprise announces personel reductions
Surprise City Manager Randy Oliver has announced the elimination of 16.8 city jobs, 10 of them currently occupied.
Seniors, 55+, find work through Title V employment program Seniors, 55+, find work through Title V employment program
Participants must be age 55 or older, qualify as low income and be Arizona residents.
Register now for Spring Special Interest Classes Register now for Spring Special Interest Classes
Register today for one of the more than 300 special interest classes offered in Surprise! Music, art, exercise classes and more!
Alton named Surprise Vice Mayor; new members join City Council Alton named Surprise Vice Mayor; new members join City Council
District 2 Council member Richard Alton selected as Vice Mayor. Council welcomes Sharon Wolcott and Mike Woodward to dias.
Tennis art contest winners announced Tennis art contest winners announced
Winning students' art will appear on posters for the $25,000 Women’s Pro Circuit Tournament Feb. 15-21 in Surprise!
Improved “It’s Your Money” has latest city financial info Improved “It’s Your Money” has latest city financial info
A searchable, custom-built web site and data base offers Surprise residents something unique.
Surprise 2010 Spring Training tickets on sale Jan. 9 Surprise 2010 Spring Training tickets on sale Jan. 9
Get your tickets and be part of the fun! Surprise Stadium Box Office opens 7 a.m., Jan. 9. Season opens March 4!
McCarty named Surprise CFO McCarty named Surprise CFO
Twenty-year public-service veteran Scott McCarty will begin duties as Surprise Chief Financial Officer on Feb. 8.
State extends High Pollution Advisory/No Burn Day for Jan. 1 State extends High Pollution Advisory/No Burn Day for Jan. 1
PM-2.5 HPA extended through Jan. 1. Active outdoor people and those with lung disease should limit outdoor exertion.
State issues High Pollution Advisory/No Burn Day for 12/31 State issues High Pollution Advisory/No Burn Day for 12/31
PM-2.5 HPA issued for Dec. 31. Active outdoor people and those with lung disease should limit outdoor exertion.
2009 meant more e-involvement for Surprise residents, with more in 2010 2009 meant more e-involvement for Surprise residents, with more in 2010
Connect and interact with City Hall at www.surpriseaz.com, plus more improvements coming in 2010!
“Surprise City Academy” intro to city government “Surprise City Academy” intro to city government
Learn more about your city government and become an effective community leader at the Surprise City Academy.
2010 landscape class lineup set 2010 landscape class lineup set
The Environmental Division of Surprise Public Works is offering a series of landscape workshops in 2010.
Registration Going on NOW for Surprise Senior Softball Registration Going on NOW for Surprise Senior Softball
The Senior Softball League will begin January 6! Sign up soon!
Report: All Dollars Accounted for in City Hall Projects Report: All Dollars Accounted for in City Hall Projects
Some process changes recommended
New Surprise water rates, Use Tax in effect January 1 New Surprise water rates, Use Tax in effect January 1
On January 1, 2010, a City of Surprise water rate adjustment approved in 2008 will go into effect, as will the city’s Use Tax.
Surprise to aid residents in keeping street lights on Surprise to aid residents in keeping street lights on
Residents in 10 city neighborhoods must form SLID to keep street lights on after June 30, 2010. www.surpriseaz.com/slidpetition
Loop 303 weekend closure from US 60 to Happy Valley Loop 303 weekend closure from US 60 to Happy Valley
Loop 303 will be closed from US 60 (Grand Avenue) in Surprise to Happy Valley Parkway, Dec. 18 –21.
Bullard Avenue expansion underway Bullard Avenue expansion underway
Bullard Avenue, from Bell Road to Paradise Lane, will be expanded to two lanes in each direction to match the existing wider roadway, south of Paradise.
Greenway Road scheduled maintenance Dec. 16 & 17 Greenway Road scheduled maintenance Dec. 16 & 17
Micro surfacing work on Greenway Road, from Reems to Sarival, Dec. 16 and 17, weather permitting.
Surprise to Host Angel Investor Event Surprise to Host Angel Investor Event
The Surprise Angel Investment Forum is Jan. 26, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., at Surprise City Hall. Register at www.aztechcelerator.com.
National Anthem performers sought for Spring Training  National Anthem performers sought for Spring Training
January 9, experienced vocalists and musicians invited to try out to perform the National Anthem at 2010 Surprise Spring Training games.
Compassionate Surprise Series: Upcoming Events Compassionate Surprise Series: Upcoming Events
These events will help residents learn emergency preparedness; how to live with diabetes; and connect to a variety of social services.
Streets crews clean up after storm; sandbags available to residents Streets crews clean up after storm; sandbags available to residents
Surprise Streets' crews busy with storm debris removal; free sand/bags locations set up across the city.
Surprise Youth Basketball and Winter Sports Camps- sign up continues Surprise Youth Basketball and Winter Sports Camps- sign up continues
Baseball & soccer camps set for Winter Break, or try Youth Basketball. Register today!
City 2.2% use tax in effect January 1, 2010; no impact on small business paperwork City 2.2% use tax in effect January 1, 2010; no impact on small business paperwork
More information available at www.surpriseaz.com/usetax.
Teen Winter Dodge ball Classic set in Surprise Teen Winter Dodge ball Classic set in Surprise
Teens sign up today for the December 12th Winter Dodge Ball Classic at Countryside Recreation Center.
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex earns high praise by USTA Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex earns high praise by USTA
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex named the 2009 United States Tennis Association Southwest Member Organization of the Year.
Surface improvement work on Bell Road begins Nov. 30 Surface improvement work on Bell Road begins Nov. 30
Surface improvement work on Bell Road, between R.H. Johnson Blvd. and El Mirage Road, Nov. 30 - Dec. 6.
Surprise Fire Charities ask community to help brighten children’s holiday Surprise Fire Charities ask community to help brighten children’s holiday
Surprise Firefighters Charities is collecting new, unwrapped toys & non-perishable food to help brighten the holidays for local youth. Donate at any Surprise Fire Station by Dec. 20.
City partners with Surprise Chamber to support local business City partners with Surprise Chamber to support local business
City of Surprise and Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce team up in support of local businesses and local shopping.
Economic Development Director takes Florida Post Economic Development Director takes Florida Post
Surprise Economic Development Director John Hagen has been named the Chief Executive Officer of the Pasco County, Florida Economic Development Council.
Winter Tennis programs at Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex Winter Tennis programs at Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex is offering a series of holiday programs for juniors and adults during in December.
Surprise 2010 Spring Training Schedule Released Surprise 2010 Spring Training Schedule Released
Spring Training 2010 kicks off in Surprise March 4! Mail ticket orders begin Dec. 1. Box office opens Jan. 9!
Final meeting set for Parcel 14 Sierra Montana residents before street lights go dark Final meeting set for Parcel 14 Sierra Montana residents before street lights go dark
Sierra Montana residents in Parcel 14 invited to attend Nov. 19 meeting to form SLID & keep neighborhood street lights on.
Student Art Contest- winners work to be part of pro tennis event poster Student Art Contest- winners work to be part of pro tennis event poster
Student artists- it's your chance to have your work displayed on the official $25,000 Women’s Pro Circuit Tournament promotional poster.
Efficiencies coming to Surprise transportation structure Efficiencies coming to Surprise transportation structure
Surprise City Manager Randy Oliver has announced an organizational alignment that will merge the Transportation and the Public Works Departments.
HOA Connection meeting to address Fair Housing and ADA impacts HOA Connection meeting to address Fair Housing and ADA impacts
Dec. 2 meeting to focus on Americans with Disabilities Act & Fair Housing Statutes for HOAs.
Living with Diabetes: focus of Compassionate Surprise Series Living with Diabetes: focus of Compassionate Surprise Series
Free “Living with Diabetes,” workshop, Sat., December 19, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Register today!
Surprise wins “Best of the West” for creative partnership Surprise wins “Best of the West” for creative partnership
The City of Surprise partnership with Rio Salado Lifelong Learning Center and Interfaith Community Care won the “Best of the West” award in the Service to Communities- Municipal, category at Thursday night’s Westmarc awards banquet in Glendale.
Register today for Surprise Youth Basketball Register today for Surprise Youth Basketball
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is offering a Winter Youth Basketball League for boys and girls ages 5-15.
Surprise hosts transaction privilege & use tax workshop Surprise hosts transaction privilege & use tax workshop
Business owners/managers can learn more about the transaction privilege and use tax form at Nov., 30 city workshop.
Widening improvements coming to Dysart/Waddell intersection Widening improvements coming to Dysart/Waddell intersection
Improvement work is underway at the intersection of Dysart and Waddell roads. Traffic restrictions expected.
“Buy Surprise-” shop local to support city services; local jobs “Buy Surprise-” shop local to support city services; local jobs
The City of Surprise encourages residents to shop locally this holiday shopping season.
Surprise voters defeat General Obligation Bonds, General Plan update Surprise voters defeat General Obligation Bonds, General Plan update
Surprise voters said no to a proposed $184.9 million General Obligation Bond issuance Tuesday, and on the same ballot rejected the city’s revised General Plan, according to unofficial results from the Maricopa County Elections Department.
City General Election results to be shared online; TV City General Election results to be shared online; TV
Look for unofficial General Election results online and on Surprise 11 TV at appx. 8 p.m., Nov. 3.
Woodstock Flashback Dance for Boomers set in Surprise Woodstock Flashback Dance for Boomers set in Surprise
Boomers in Surprise can get their groove on at the Woodstock Flashback Dance, Nov. 14.
Get ready to “rummage” at Surprise Super Fall Swap Meet Get ready to “rummage” at Surprise Super Fall Swap Meet
The bargain hunting begins at 8 a.m., Nov. 7, at the Surprise Aquatic Center Parking Lot.
ADOT talks Grand Avenue Widening on Surprise 11 ADOT talks Grand Avenue Widening on Surprise 11
One of the state’s largest road improvement projects is underway along Grand Avenue
Fall Events and Classes for Boomers in Surprise Fall Events and Classes for Boomers in Surprise
SR Driving classes, music appreciation, a Flashback Woodstock Dance and more!
State issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory for 10/27 State issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory for 10/27
A PM-10 High Pollution Advisory has been issued for Tuesday, Oct. 27. Active children, adults and people with lung disease should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Council agrees to hire auditor Council agrees to hire auditor
The Surprise City Council voted Thursday to hire LarsonAllen, LLP to perform audit and management services for the city.
AZ TechCelerator welcomes first two tenants AZ TechCelerator welcomes first two tenants
Surprise welcomes Athena Wireless Communications and w8ter.com to the AZ TechCelerator, a business incubator site.
Arizona Shakespeare Festival Brings the Bard to Surprise Arizona Shakespeare Festival Brings the Bard to Surprise
Arizona Shakespeare Festival to perform “Much Ado About Nothing,” at Surprise Community Park, Oct. 25, 2 p.m.
Growing an innovation in Surprise- now just a click away Growing an innovation in Surprise- now just a click away
Online application has been added to www.aztechcelerator.com for companies interested in moving into the new business incubator.
Surprise wins national Business Retention award Surprise wins national Business Retention award
The City of Surprise has been recognized for having a positive impact on existing business, at a national business conference.
Roughly 15% of ballots returned so far in Surprise General Election Roughly 15% of ballots returned so far in Surprise General Election
The Maricopa County Elections Department reports that as of October 16, 8,448 ballots have been returned in the Surprise vote-by-mail General Election. 57,751 ballots were mailed out, a return rate so far of 14.6%.
Surprise offers “Job Seeking Skills” Workshop on October 24 Surprise offers “Job Seeking Skills” Workshop on October 24
What are employers looking for? How to sell your skills in a tough economy? Find out more on Oct. 24.
Surprise joins other government/business leaders in support of Luke AFB Surprise joins other government/business leaders in support of Luke AFB
Surprise Mayor Lyn Truitt joined Governor Jan Brewer and other government and business leaders at the Arizona Capitol this week in kicking off the Luke Forward statewide campaign to bring the new F-35 joint strike fighter to Luke Air Force Base.
Surprise City Hall, Communiversity dedicated; open house set for Saturday Surprise City Hall, Communiversity dedicated; open house set for Saturday
In a ribbon cutting ceremony October 15, Surprise Mayor Lyn Truitt and Rio Salado President Dr. Linda Thor hailed the Surprise City Hall and Communiversity as an innovative partnership creating a new vibrancy in Surprise and the Northwest Valley.
City’s fast-track review process attracts veterans’ medical clinic City’s fast-track review process attracts veterans’ medical clinic
The City of Surprise has learned that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will open a medical clinic in the city next year.
Surprise to welcome local 8th graders to city government Surprise to welcome local 8th graders to city government
More than 120 local elementary school students to tour City Hall & Communiversity @ Surprise to learn about civic/college life.
“It’s Your Money” allows residents to follow finances on line “It’s Your Money” allows residents to follow finances on line
View monthly expenditure reports by department and more at www.surpriseaz.com/itsyourmoney.
Surprise Fire to host presentation on homelessness Surprise Fire to host presentation on homelessness
The Surprise Fire Department invites you to attend the “Faces of Homelessness” presentation, Wednesday, where you will hear from real people that know first hand about living life without a home.
Surprise and compassionate leaders host “Teen Halloween Blast” Surprise and compassionate leaders host “Teen Halloween Blast”
Event for teens, ages 13 – 17, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
North Parking Lot at Surprise Lake closed October 8 - 11 North Parking Lot at Surprise Lake closed October 8 - 11
The parking lot, on the north side of Surprise Lake at Surprise Community Park, will be closed to park visitors October 8 – 11.
Surprise Police Invite Public to G.A.I.N. Night Surprise Police Invite Public to G.A.I.N. Night
Enjoy safe trick-or-treating and other family fun with Surprise Police, Oct. 24, 5-9 p.m., next to the Aquatic Center in Surprise.
Road improvements at Dysart & Grand begins Oct. 5 Road improvements at Dysart & Grand begins Oct. 5
Improvement work at Dysart Road and Grand Avenue runs through March. New through lanes and dedicated turn lanes to be added.
Kolb to serve as Interim Surprise Assistant City Manager Kolb to serve as Interim Surprise Assistant City Manager
George Kolb named as the City of Surprise Interim Assistant City Manager. First day is Oct. 19.
Surprise Progress election edition on the way to your mailbox Surprise Progress election edition on the way to your mailbox
The new Surprise Progress is on its way and is filled with what you need to know about the November 3 General Election.
Stella Artois “Hops on Center Court” featured at CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise Stella Artois “Hops on Center Court” featured at CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise
Enjoy beer sampling and live entertainment at the Stella Artois vendor village, during the CTCA Tennis Championships.
State issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory for 9/30 State issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory for 9/30
ADEQ issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Sept. 30. People with respiratory conditions should limit time outdoors.
Surprise Finance Director resigns; search is on for replacement Surprise Finance Director resigns; search is on for replacement
Surprise Finance Director Robert Nilles announced his resignation Tuesday, after 12 years of service to the city.
Surprise takes H1N1 prevention message to Web & TV Surprise takes H1N1 prevention message to Web & TV
The City of Surprise is committed to linking residents to federal, state and county flu prevention sources.
Fat Freddy’s opens café at Surprise City Hall Fat Freddy’s opens café at Surprise City Hall
Now serving breakfast and lunch, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Shred-A-Thon- a first for Surprise Going Green Fair Shred-A-Thon- a first for Surprise Going Green Fair
Surprise residents can properly shred personal documents free of charge, Oct. 17, during Going Green Fair.
Sell your goods; find good deals at the Surprise Super Swap Meet Sell your goods; find good deals at the Surprise Super Swap Meet
Got some items to sell? Looking for a great bargain? Come out to the Fall Super Swamp Meet, Saturday, November 7, in Surprise.
Agassi to Play Friday Night Agassi to Play Friday Night
Tournament Schedule Released for 2nd Annual Cancer Treatment Centers of America Tennis Championships.
Going Green Fair- Shred-a-Thon, City Hall tours, live entertainment & more Going Green Fair- Shred-a-Thon, City Hall tours, live entertainment & more
Discover your eco-friendly side and have some fun at the second annual Going Green Fair, Saturday, October 17, at the beautiful new Surprise City Hall!
Surprise Youth Leadership Summit enrollment underway Surprise Youth Leadership Summit enrollment underway
Surprise Youth Leadership Summit enrollment underway Surprise Youth Leadership Summit enrollment underway
High school students from Surprise and the Dysart USD can grow their leadership skills at the Surprise Community Youth Leadership Summit Oct. 3.
City offers online quiz to test your G.O. Bond knowledge City offers online quiz to test your G.O. Bond knowledge
Are you a bond expert? Take the General Obligation (G.O) Bond quiz at www.surpriseaz.com/bond2009 today!
Surprise 11 nominated for 2 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards Surprise 11 nominated for 2 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards
Surprise 11's promotional video for the AZ TechCelerator up for two Rocky Mountain Emmy awards!
Hurry- Surprise filling up Surprise Party vendors and Classic Car Show lists Hurry- Surprise filling up Surprise Party vendors and Classic Car Show lists
Vendor and Classic Car Show signup underway for Surprise Party, Dec. 5th fun!
New Racquetball League comes to Surprise New Racquetball League comes to Surprise
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex offers new Co-ed Racquetball Flex league!
Surprise seniors & students holiday creations to adorn U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Surprise seniors & students holiday creations to adorn U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
Surprise Senior Center and Adaptive Outreach Program members created ornaments to help decorate this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
Routine maintenance requires restrictions on Bell Road Routine maintenance requires restrictions on Bell Road
Road maintenance on Bell Road in Surprise, between El Mirage Road and 115th Avenue in both directions will begin at 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 13.
Surprise deemed great place to retire- Money Magazine Surprise deemed great place to retire- Money Magazine
In its latest turn in the national spotlight, Surprise has been named one of Money Magazine and CNNMoney.com’s 2009 “25 Best Places to Retire.”
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium- September 19 Movie Night at Surprise Stadium- September 19
"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" featured at a free Movie Night at Surprise Stadium Event, Saturday, September 19.
Surprise wins Natural Resources Award Surprise wins Natural Resources Award
Water and money saving techniques at city parks recognized as award-winning efforts.
Recycling drop-off site at Fire Station 302 temporary closure begins Sept. 14 Recycling drop-off site at Fire Station 302 temporary closure begins Sept. 14
Dust control application to close recycling drop-off bin at Fire Station 302, 18600 N. Reems Road, Sept. 14-16. Reopens on Sept. 17.
City Fall Youth Sports registration is underway City Fall Youth Sports registration is underway
Sign up today for Youth Volleyball, Cal Ripken Tee-ball, Youth Baseball or the new Fall Babe Ruth Girls Softball League!
Fall Water Wise Landscape classes offered in Surprise Fall Water Wise Landscape classes offered in Surprise
Popular free Water Wise Landscape classes starting in October. Sign up today!
Sign up to receive Emergency Alerts in Surprise Sign up to receive Emergency Alerts in Surprise
Surprise Emergency Alert System will send public safety alerts, Amber alerts and other important messages by email or phone to registered users.
Wolcott, Woodard Win Council seats, Hall retained in Surprise election Tuesday night Wolcott, Woodard Win Council seats, Hall retained in Surprise election Tuesday night
Fall Clean-up Event Sept. 19, free for Surprise residents Fall Clean-up Event Sept. 19, free for Surprise residents
It's the perfect time to clean up the yard, as the Fall Clean-up Event is Saturday, September 19, in Surprise.
Traffic Alert: Overnight closure on 303 planned between Greenway/Bell Traffic Alert: Overnight closure on 303 planned between Greenway/Bell
Closure begins Aug. 31 at 9 p.m., through 5 a.m. on Sept. 1.
Tech-based entrepreneurs head to Surprise for ASU Technopolis Entrepreneur Seminar; Open House Tech-based entrepreneurs head to Surprise for ASU Technopolis Entrepreneur Seminar; Open House
The September 17 event is limited to the first 30 life-science & tech-based companies to register at surpriseaz.com/aztechcelerator.
Surprise Primary Election Results to be online and TV Surprise Primary Election Results to be online and TV
The City of Surprise will post unofficial results of the Primary Election at approximately 8 p.m., September 1, on the city Web site and Surprise 11.
Public Works & Human Resources receive national recognition Public Works & Human Resources receive national recognition
Surprise to present at national conference on solid waste best practices.
City launches educational General Obligation Bond Web site City launches educational General Obligation Bond Web site
www.surpriseaz.com/bond2009 offers information about the General Obligation Bond question on the November 3 ballot.
“Beat the Heat:” teens race Surprise Police legally “Beat the Heat:” teens race Surprise Police legally
Teens- here's your chance to race Surprise P.D. in a friendly competition.
HOA Connection meeting to help HOAs get through tough economic times HOA Connection meeting to help HOAs get through tough economic times
Oct. 13th Surprise HOA Connection meeting centered on how HOAs can find ways to collect fees despite a weak economy.
Ladies Night promotion set for CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise Ladies Night promotion set for CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise
Ladies- enjoy professional tennis, great food and meet some of the biggest names in the sport “VIP- style” on October 9, during Ladies Night Out at the CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise.
Compassionate Surprise Series continues with “Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis” workshop Compassionate Surprise Series continues with “Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis” workshop
Workshop is August 22, 1 p.m.- 3:30 p.m., at the Surprise Senior Center.
Vendors sought for 8th Annual Surprise Party – Arts and Crafts Festival Vendors sought for 8th Annual Surprise Party – Arts and Crafts Festival
Arts and craft vendors are invited to apply for booth space at the 8th Annual Surprise Party, December 5, at the Surprise Recreation Campus, at 15850 N. Bullard Avenue.
Classic Car Show participants sought for 8th Annual Surprise Party Classic Car Show participants sought for 8th Annual Surprise Party
The City of Surprise is currently accepting registrations for the 4th Annual Surprise Party Classic Car Show on December 5.
State issues PM-10 and Ozone Health Watches for 8/7 State issues PM-10 and Ozone Health Watches for 8/7
The state issues a PM-10 Health Watch and Ozone Health Watch for August 7. Sensitive people should limit time outdoors.
Registration open for new Fall Tennis Classes in Surprise Registration open for new Fall Tennis Classes in Surprise
No matter your skill level, the Fall tennis classes and leagues in Surprise are sure to improve your game.
Openings available on Surprise Youth Flag Football and Soccer Leagues Openings available on Surprise Youth Flag Football and Soccer Leagues
Got a kid between 5 and 12 years old that loves outdoor sports? Sign them up for the Co-ed Youth Flag Football and Youth Soccer Leagues in Surprise!
“Surprise Tennis University” returns - register today “Surprise Tennis University” returns - register today
Surprise Tennis University for adults begins Sept. 7, sign up today for this popular class!
Back to School time: Surprise Police ask drivers to be cautious Back to School time: Surprise Police ask drivers to be cautious
In an attempt to ensure the safety of children and parents, the Surprise Police Department will be enhancing its patrols.
City offers Sign Language Classes City offers Sign Language Classes
Starting Aug. 11, this 6 week class will teach the basics of sign language, 250 words, common phrases and more.
“Surprise 11” Web site named a NATOA awards finalist “Surprise 11” Web site named a NATOA awards finalist
The National Association of Television Officers and Administrators' awards committee selects Surprise 11 site as a finalist in the “Best Web Site for Government Television” category.
Summer Rookie League Games at Surprise Stadium Summer Rookie League Games at Surprise Stadium
Watch the future stars of the TX Rangers and KC Royals Rookie League teams, August 6 and August 23, at Surprise Stadium.
City of Surprise Seeks Volunteer Drivers City of Surprise Seeks Volunteer Drivers
The city is recruiting volunteer van drivers to pick up and drop off participants attending Senior Center Programs.
Seniors sign up now for casino trip Seniors sign up now for casino trip
On Tuesday, August 18, the Surprise Senior Center is hosting a trip to Lone Butte Casino.
North Parking Lot Closed at Surprise Lake Aug. 3-5 North Parking Lot Closed at Surprise Lake Aug. 3-5
The north dirt parking lot at Surprise Town Lake will be closed Aug. 3-5, for dust control maintenance. Please use south lake parking lot during this time.
“Summit at Surprise” postponed “Summit at Surprise” postponed
The Summit at Surprise, a unique gathering of elected and Congressional delegates from around Arizona slated for August, has been postponed, according to Surprise Mayor Lyn Truitt.
Surprise- a finalist for NLC’s 2009 Awards for Municipal Excellence Surprise- a finalist for NLC’s 2009 Awards for Municipal Excellence
The City of Surprise has been named a finalist for the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2009 Awards for Municipal Excellence.
Surprise HR staff members assume lead roles in statewide HR group Surprise HR staff members assume lead roles in statewide HR group
Surprise Human Resources Director James Bowers and Human Resources Manager April Reynolds were recently elected to leadership positions within the Arizona Human Resources Director’s Association.
Check your trees for monsoon damage; keep landscape out of ROW Check your trees for monsoon damage; keep landscape out of ROW
Residents asked to trim their trees near roadways to allow a 14-foot clearance for street sweepers and sanitation trucks.
Village 1 public input meeting set for Aug. 5 Village 1 public input meeting set for Aug. 5
This open house is an opportunity for residents/business owners to share ideas about the future of their neighborhood.
Fun for the whole family at the Surprise Aquatic Center! Fun for the whole family at the Surprise Aquatic Center!
Surprise and compassionate leaders host teen “Back to School Blast” Surprise and compassionate leaders host teen “Back to School Blast”
Surprise teens, ages 13 – 17, looking for fun and good eats will want to attend the “Back to School Blast,” Aug. 7th, in Surprise!
Surprise 7/23 workshop to discuss future look of El Mirage Road, south of Bell Surprise 7/23 workshop to discuss future look of El Mirage Road, south of Bell
City Council to hear El Mirage Rd. improvement study updates in new City Hall, Thursday, July 23, at 5 p.m.
State issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory for 7/17 State issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory for 7/17
State issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Friday, July 17. Carpool, refuel after dark to help reduce Ozone.
Free mediation services offered by City of Surprise Free mediation services offered by City of Surprise
In a dispute with a neighbor, employer, HOA, or school? Then sign up for free mediation services to help solve the problem.
Sunrise Blvd. lane changes at Bell revised; allows for more traffic to access east Bell, or pass th Sunrise Blvd. lane changes at Bell revised; allows for more traffic to access east Bell, or pass th
Traffic exiting Sun City Grand at Bell Road will now be able to turn left onto Bell, or pass through the intersection on Sunrise Blvd., providing direct access to new commercial development.
City operational efficiencies to save $700,000 per fiscal year City operational efficiencies to save $700,000 per fiscal year
Surprise City Manager Randy Oliver has announced several operational efficiencies designed to reduce city expenditures ahead of any state action to reduce shared revenues.
Surprise offers free credit report, budget and I.D. theft classes Surprise offers free credit report, budget and I.D. theft classes
Surprise residents and employees can learn how to improve their financial health by taking a series of free classes this fall.
Surprise Environmental Division promotes irrigation check ups Surprise Environmental Division promotes irrigation check ups
July is “Smart Irrigation Month,” a great time to inspect irrigation systems and conserve water.
Surprise Youth Flag Football and Youth Soccer Registration starts July 13 Surprise Youth Flag Football and Youth Soccer Registration starts July 13
Surprise is gearing up for another season of fall sports for youth ages 5 -12.
Surprise 4th of July Celebration benefits Valley View Community Food Bank Surprise 4th of July Celebration benefits Valley View Community Food Bank
Three tons of non-perishable food was collected at the 27th Annual Surprise 4th of July Celebration.
Surprise accepting applications for CDBG Commission Surprise accepting applications for CDBG Commission
The City of Surprise is accepting applications for the newly-created, five-member Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Commission.
Surprise offers HOA Academy this fall Surprise offers HOA Academy this fall
Registration is underway for the ninth Surprise HOA Academy. The six-week course begins September 22.
Surprise Council sets November Bond Election Surprise Council sets November Bond Election
State issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory 6/24 State issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory 6/24
An Ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) has been issued for Wednesday, June 24, by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
Restrictions at Bell/303 this week Restrictions at Bell/303 this week
Bell Road will be restricted from three lanes to two lanes in each direction at the 303.
New Surprise City Hall opens for business New Surprise City Hall opens for business
It is an historic day in Surprise as the city’s first-ever dedicated City Hall building opens to the public at 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza.
Surprise earns two more national Telly awards Surprise earns two more national Telly awards
The innovative “2009 State of the City” live video address has earned two national Telly Awards.
Surprise gets tough on foreclosure criminal damage actions- felony charges filed Surprise gets tough on foreclosure criminal damage actions- felony charges filed
The city of Surprise is getting tough on those caught stripping foreclosed homes. On June 9, Surprise Police arrested former resident 34-year old Roberto Javier Garcia for stripping his home that he was about to lose to foreclosure near 143rd Avenue and Cactus.
Register now for 3rd Annual Teen Summer Tournament Series Register now for 3rd Annual Teen Summer Tournament Series
Dodge ball, kick ball and capture the flag- all part of the 3rd Annual Teen Summer Tournament Series. Register today!
Surprise earns national Telly award Surprise earns national Telly award
Surprise Communications team receives national honor for its promotional video highlighting many city’s top attractions.
Erroneous headline re: Citizens Bond Committee Erroneous headline re: Citizens Bond Committee
Council accepted commitee report; took no other action.
Learn to advocate for an Effective Individualized Ed Program Learn to advocate for an Effective Individualized Ed Program
June 27th workshop offers advice on how to advocate for this important document for children with disabilities and for those involved in educating them.
Valley Metro fare increase begins July 1 Valley Metro fare increase begins July 1
Valley Metro fares increase beginning July 1. Save money by purchasing passes in advance and not onboard transit vehicles.
Surprise Council & Vice Mayor recognized as “Friends to the Taxpayer” Surprise Council & Vice Mayor recognized as “Friends to the Taxpayer”
Surprise City Council named “Friends of the Taxpayer,” and Surprise Vice Mayor named “Hero of the Taxpayer,” by Americans for Prosperity Foundation.
New application deadline for Surprise Teen Advisory Board New application deadline for Surprise Teen Advisory Board
June 12 is the new deadline for Surprise teens wanting to apply for the Teen Advisory Board.
Surprise offers online business support Surprise offers online business support
The Economic Development team can help get your business started, visit surpriseaz.com/newbusiness for more.
Respondents cite positives, needs in Surprise surveys Respondents cite positives, needs in Surprise surveys
563 responses were received from surveys taken via the city-published Progress magazine and www.surpriseaz.com.
Surprise offers online business support Surprise offers online business support
The Surprise Economic Development team is at the ready to help you open a business in the city and has created a new online form to make it even easier for you to open up shop.
Surprise 50+ senior to shine in 3rd Annual Senior Idol Contest Surprise 50+ senior to shine in 3rd Annual Senior Idol Contest
If you are at least 50 years old and have a talent sign up for the Surprise Senior Idol Contest, July 1.
Vendors sought for Surprise’s 4th of July Celebration Vendors sought for Surprise’s 4th of July Celebration
Vendor opportunities at the 27th Annual 4th of July Celebration, July 4, 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., at Surprise Stadium.
Ted Simons to moderate Summit at Surprise Ted Simons to moderate Summit at Surprise
Long time Valley broadcaster Ted Simons has agreed to moderate the “Summit at Surprise.”
Bridge work on Bell to begin June 1 Bridge work on Bell to begin June 1
Lane restrictions expected as crews begin aesthetic improvements to Friendship Bridge from El Mirage Rd. to Sierra Dawn Blvd.
Surprise Youth Summer Basketball Camp & League registration underway Surprise Youth Summer Basketball Camp & League registration underway
Boys and girls ages 5-15, register today for Youth Basketball Camp, June 15 – 17 and Youth Basketball Summer League begins in July.
Classes for ages 50+ offered at Sierra Montana Recreation Center Classes for ages 50+ offered at Sierra Montana Recreation Center
Art, Yoga, and Genealogy classes for the 50+ set offered this summer. Sign up today!
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Tennis Championships Playing Field Announced! Cancer Treatment Centers of America Tennis Championships Playing Field Announced!
Find out who will be joining Andre Agassi at the CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise, Oct. 8-11.
Surprise pools to open May 23 Surprise pools to open May 23
Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Community Pool open swim season, Saturday, May 23.
Truth in Taxation Hearing Notification of Tax Increase Truth in Taxation Hearing Notification of Tax Increase
The public hearing will be held during the regular council meeting, May 28, at 6 p.m.
Register today for summer classes at Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex Register today for summer classes at Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex
Surprise summer tennis program registration is underway! Classes begin the week of June 1.
Surprise 11 to broadcast local high school graduations Surprise 11 to broadcast local high school graduations
Surprise 11 to broadcast Willow Canyon, Valley Vista and Dysart graduations to TV and internet audience.
General Obligation Bond Committee recommends letting voters decide bond question General Obligation Bond Committee recommends letting voters decide bond question
The Surprise General Obligation Bond Committee will recommend to the City Council that a $185 million bond question be brought before the voters.
Adult-Beginner Tennis Program returns to Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex Adult-Beginner Tennis Program returns to Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex
The popular adult beginner Surprise Tennis University program begins the week of June 8th.
Surprise Fire celebrates National Emergency Medical Services Week Surprise Fire celebrates National Emergency Medical Services Week
Surprise Fire celebrates Emergency Medical Services Week to promote public safety.
Surprise Youth Leadership participants to face the judges Surprise Youth Leadership participants to face the judges
Student teams from the Surprise Youth Leadership Program will present results of their months-long projects before a panel of judges on May 11.
Summer Tennis Camps at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex Summer Tennis Camps at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex
The Surprise junior tennis summer camps are for players 7-12 years of age.
Surprise offers fun summer special interest classes for all ages Surprise offers fun summer special interest classes for all ages
Looking for something fun to do this summer for the whole family? Sign up for one of the nearly 200 summer classes offered through the Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department!
Surprise Teen Advisory Board accepting applications Surprise Teen Advisory Board accepting applications
Community and Recreation Services is accepting applications to fill four positions on the Surprise Teen Advisory Board, through May 15.
State issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory 5/6 State issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory 5/6
An Ozone HPA has been extended through Thursday, May 7. Those with lung sensitivities should limit time spent outdoors.
Surprise HOA Presidents Roundtable is June 2- Grand Ave Widening on agenda Surprise HOA Presidents Roundtable is June 2- Grand Ave Widening on agenda
State issues High Pollution Advisory for Ozone 5/1 State issues High Pollution Advisory for Ozone 5/1
Today's Ozone Health Watch has been elevated to an Ozone High Pollution Advisory, by ADEQ.
Surprise puts on a Prom to Remember for Students with Disabilities Surprise puts on a Prom to Remember for Students with Disabilities
Over 65 students danced, dined and enjoyed the Prom in Surprise.
Surprise encourages conservation to honor Drinking Water Week Surprise encourages conservation to honor Drinking Water Week
The City of Surprise will kick off the month of May by recognizing “Drinking Water Week,” May 3-9. The message is simple: find ways to preserve this life-sustaining resource through conservation.
Surprise Fire offers interactive FAQ Web video Surprise Fire offers interactive FAQ Web video
Do you have a
Sunrise/Bell median improvements to restrict traffic Sunrise/Bell median improvements to restrict traffic
Median improvements at Sunrise Blvd. & Bell Road will restrict traffic on Bell between Sunrise and Sarival Avenue through mid-May.
Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex named a “Top 50 Tennis Welcome Center” Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex named a “Top 50 Tennis Welcome Center”
The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex earns top marks for delivering quality tennis programs to players of all ages.
Surprise Police offer new online Neighborhood Crime Map Surprise Police offer new online Neighborhood Crime Map
Getting the low down on neighborhood crime is a mouse click away for Surprise residents.
Surprise launches AZ TechCelerator with dynamic Web site and video Surprise launches AZ TechCelerator with dynamic Web site and video
Welcome to the Arizona TechCelerator- the region’s first innovation-based business incubator.
Surprise proposes reductions to FY2010 budget; will trigger layoffs Surprise proposes reductions to FY2010 budget; will trigger layoffs
Surprise is projecting less commercial construction next year, a key factor in a draft FY2010 budget that calls for a $1.9 million reduction in the city's General Fund.
Surprise Youth Volleyball Registration Going on Now Surprise Youth Volleyball Registration Going on Now
Registration is now open for the Surprise Summer Youth Girls Volleyball League, which begins in late May.
Surprise Adult Flag Football Registration starts April 25 Surprise Adult Flag Football Registration starts April 25
League play begins begins on May 10, so sign up soon!
State issues High Pollution Advisory for Ozone 4/21 State issues High Pollution Advisory for Ozone 4/21
People with lung disease and active children/adults should limit outdoor activities on April 21.
Surprise earns #1 ranking in global investment publication Surprise earns #1 ranking in global investment publication
Surprise earns a #1 ranking in Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) magazine’s “North American Cities of the Future Awards 2009/10.” The ranking postions Surprise as a World-Class city for business investment.
Arizona American line break shuts water service Arizona American line break shuts water service
Arizona American reports that a water main break is causing a water outage in the vicinity of Reems Road and Grand Avenue in Surprise.
Surprise welcomes USTA National Campus Championship Surprise welcomes USTA National Campus Championship
Surprise donates eggs to Valley View Community Food Bank Surprise donates eggs to Valley View Community Food Bank
Last weekend’s rain may have cancelled a family fun event, but families in need will still enjoy the sweets!
Surprise seeking volunteer drivers for seniors Surprise seeking volunteer drivers for seniors
Volunteer van drivers needed once or twice a week to transport seniors to the Senior Center.
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex named Member Organization of the Year Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex named Member Organization of the Year
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex selected as the U.S. Tennis Association Central Arizona Member Organization of the Year.
Bond committee plans 2 more meetings Bond committee plans 2 more meetings
The General Obligation Bond Committee will meet April 28 & May 12, 6:30 p.m., in the City Court Jury Assembly Room.
AZ’s Congressional Delegation, Governor, Tribal Leaders & Mayors invited to “Summit at Surprise" AZ’s Congressional Delegation, Governor, Tribal Leaders & Mayors invited to “Summit at Surprise"
“Summit at Surprise” Fact Sheet “Summit at Surprise” Fact Sheet
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium, April 25, is fun for all Movie Night at Surprise Stadium, April 25, is fun for all
Get the family together and head to Surprise Stadium for Movie Night, Saturday, April 25!
Volunteers needed for Surprise Community Pride clean up event Volunteers needed for Surprise Community Pride clean up event
Surprise residents take pride in your neighborhood, make plans to participate in the April 18th Community Pride Day clean up.
Rain possible during April 11 Surprise EGG-Stravaganza Rain possible during April 11 Surprise EGG-Stravaganza
Community and Recreation Services will monitor the skies and announce any weather-related cancellations at 7 a.m., April 11.
Surprise Promotes Healthy Living with Walking Clubs Surprise Promotes Healthy Living with Walking Clubs
Enjoy a healthy lifestyle, join one of the many walking classes offered by the City of Surprise.
Surprise Youth Volleyball Registration starts April 13 Surprise Youth Volleyball Registration starts April 13
Surprise is offering a Youth Girls Volleyball League; and Girls/Boys Volleyball Camps this summer.
Fair Housing Workshop Date and Location Change Fair Housing Workshop Date and Location Change
The new date is April 25thth with the free workshop offered from 1-3 pm.
Surprise Twitter feed “keeps u up 2 date” Surprise Twitter feed “keeps u up 2 date”
Move over online surveys and interactive blog sites. Surprise is now using Twitter as the latest way to creatively engage residents.
222-HOME: Surprise program to aid pre-foreclosure situations 222-HOME: Surprise program to aid pre-foreclosure situations
The city of Surprise is pleased to offer 222-HOME, a council-approved service to aid homeowners facing a mortgage crisis.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program offered in Surprise Chronic Disease Self-Management Program offered in Surprise
If you struggle with a chronic disease, sign up for the free Surprise Chronic Disease Self -Management Program.
Bell Road/Cotton Lane restrictions starting April 15 Bell Road/Cotton Lane restrictions starting April 15
Drainage improvement work will result in lane restrictions on Bell and Cotton, April 15 – May 1.
Water Wise Landscape classes continue in April/May Water Wise Landscape classes continue in April/May
Learn how to properly set your irrigation timer and proper plant choice and location at these free classes.
HOA Connection seminar focuses on bankruptcy effect to communities HOA Connection seminar focuses on bankruptcy effect to communities
The free HOA Connection seminar is May 5, 7 p.m.
Surprise continues dust-control efforts Surprise continues dust-control efforts
In the first year since the Surprise City Council approved the PM-10 Dust Control Ordinance, some improvements have been made, but residents still need to maintain awareness of the hazards of dust and how it can be controlled.
National Weather Service Spotter class offered in Surprise National Weather Service Spotter class offered in Surprise
Before you know it, Mother Nature will give way to the mild spring days and deliver the wild and often dangerous weather of the monsoon.
Surprise launches two new surveys Surprise launches two new surveys
Air your thoughts on our city, how you use technology.
Surprise residents to tour county mobile air monitoring van Surprise residents to tour county mobile air monitoring van
The Maricopa County Mobile Air Monitoring van is open for free tours at Surprise City Hall, April 9, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
County issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory 4/3 County issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory 4/3
A PM-10 HPA has been issued for Friday, April 3, by the Maricopa County Air Quality Department.
Surprise hosts HHW Collection Event- April 11 Surprise hosts HHW Collection Event- April 11
The Surprise Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is April 11. Proof of residency is required.
Get the scoop on the city's home-buying program Get the scoop on the city's home-buying program
Surprise releases fact sheet on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, created to ease the foreclosure crisis.
April is Water Awareness Month in Surprise April is Water Awareness Month in Surprise
This is the time of year to think about ways to lower water use and your water bills!
“Compassionate Surprise” takes to the web “Compassionate Surprise” takes to the web
Tough economic times mean finding creative ways to help people in need, which is leading Surprise to take its ”Compassionate Surprise” concept.
Surprise welcomes new neighbor: Interfaith Community Care Surprise welcomes new neighbor: Interfaith Community Care
A free family fun day event kicks off Interfaith's Grand Opening in Surprise, April 4.
Sanderson Ford Spring Training Military Week at Surprise Stadium Sanderson Ford Spring Training Military Week at Surprise Stadium
Surprise Spring Training wraps up honoring current and retired U.S. military members with pre-game events and free ticket deals.
Bond committee takes public input into April recommendation meetings Bond committee takes public input into April recommendation meetings
The Surprise General Obligation Bond Committee will meet April 14 & 21.
Surprise Super Spring Swap Meet is April 25 Surprise Super Spring Swap Meet is April 25
Bargain hunters get ready for the Surprise Super Spring Outdoor Swap Meet, April 25.
County issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory 3/26 County issues PM-10 High Pollution Advisory 3/26
A PM-10 High Pollution Advisory has been issued for today by the Maricopa County Air Quality Department.
Development industry professionals invited to spend “First Fridays” in Surprise Development industry professionals invited to spend “First Fridays” in Surprise
Brokers, developers and development professionals are invited to tour Surprise with Economic Development team as your personal host.
Surprise and Catapult Bio partner to grow local bioindustry/jobs Surprise and Catapult Bio partner to grow local bioindustry/jobs
The City of Surprise and Catapult Bio, Inc. are partnering to advance the life science industry in Surprise and the west valley.
Surprise receives $2.1 million to ease foreclosure concerns Surprise receives $2.1 million to ease foreclosure concerns
Surprise receives $2.1 million from the federal government to buy, renovate and sell foreclosed homes.
Surprise readies projects list for federal stimulus dollars Surprise readies projects list for federal stimulus dollars
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Surprise Mayor to co-chair statewide council on e-medical records Surprise Mayor to co-chair statewide council on e-medical records
Surprise Mayor Lyn Truitt has been named co-chair of the Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC) Consumer Advisory Council.
Compassionate Surprise Series: Fair Housing Workshop Compassionate Surprise Series: Fair Housing Workshop
“Compassionate Surprise Series,” free educational workshops, kick off April 11, with a talk on Fair Housing.
Local company steps up in support of city worker Local company steps up in support of city worker
Surprise continues to ramp up support for Debbie Sullivan and her family.
Surprise/partners host free how to market in a down economy business workshop Surprise/partners host free how to market in a down economy business workshop
Small to medium-sized business owners won’t want to miss a free “word-of-mouth” marketing strategy workshop, March 26, in Surprise.
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Surprise supports national “Fix a Leak Week” March 16-20 Surprise supports national “Fix a Leak Week” March 16-20
Minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes!
March 24: public input meeting of bond committee-  comment online too March 24: public input meeting of bond committee- comment online too
Share your thoughts- attend the General Obligation Bond Committee public input meeting March 24, or comment online.
Water main repairs impact water pressure in Surprise neighborhood Water main repairs impact water pressure in Surprise neighborhood
A construction related incident has interrupted water service to the Greer Ranch neighborhood of Surprise. Residents are experiencing no or low water pressure.
Agassi to play in CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise Agassi to play in CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise
Former World No. 1, Andre Agassi, to play in CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise, Oct. 8-11.
Surprise announces “Quiet Zone” at 163rd Avenue crossing Surprise announces “Quiet Zone” at 163rd Avenue crossing
A multi-year process of negotiation & safety improvements has led to the creation of a new Quiet Zone at the 163rd Ave.-BSNF railroad crossing.
Traffic restrictions at Greenway/Cotton next week Traffic restrictions at Greenway/Cotton next week
Traffic restrictions March 9 & 10, at Greenway Road and Cotton Lane, for road/signal improvements.
Surprise City Manager clarifies media budget report Surprise City Manager clarifies media budget report
The Mayor, City Council and I have been informing residents quickly and accurately about our budget processes in these difficult times, so I want to move promptly to address today’s situation.
March 10: bond committee public input meeting-  comment online too March 10: bond committee public input meeting- comment online too
General Obligation Bond Committee public input meeting, 3/10, at Villanueva Rec Center. Comment online too at surpriseaz.com/bondsite.
Surprise creates speed limit street map Surprise creates speed limit street map
The Surprise traffic team has created a user-friendly map that highlights the speed limits of the city’s most-traveled roadways.
Surprise Village Plan web pages offer online committee signup Surprise Village Plan web pages offer online committee signup
New web pages, offer one-stop info site for Surprise Village Planning. Check them out!
Surprise free Spring Clean Up Event- March 14 Surprise free Spring Clean Up Event- March 14
Surprise and Waste Management will host a Spring Community Clean Up event, March 14, for residents.
Surprise receives welcome transportation news on US 60 and Loop 303 Surprise receives welcome transportation news on US 60 and Loop 303
State's federal stimulus share to fund US 60 widening; 303 expansion timeline firmed.
Police to send out Traffic Alerts, move system to 24/7 Police to send out Traffic Alerts, move system to 24/7
The Surprise Police Department is hooked in with the city traffic alert system, meaning 24/7 service to opt in subscribers for text/e-mail messages on traffic tie ups, Amber Alerts.
Loop 303 closure at Grand set for March 6 - 9 Loop 303 closure at Grand set for March 6 - 9
ADOT will close Loop 303 at Happy Valley Parkway that will detour northbound 303 traffic onto Grand Avenue (US 60).
Update: Greasewood St. closure in Surprise postponed Update: Greasewood St. closure in Surprise postponed
The planned March 2 closure of Greasewood Street has been delayed due to underground utility work in the area.
Surprise Summer Camp safe fun for kids- enroll today Surprise Summer Camp safe fun for kids- enroll today
Register your 1st - 6th graders for Surprise Summer Camp. It's filled with safe, fun activities!
Surprise, Chamber, Jobing.com join in unique local jobs boost Surprise, Chamber, Jobing.com join in unique local jobs boost
A unique online partnership got an unveiling in cyberspace today, aiming to help employers and job seekers in the Surprise regional market.
Recycle old cell phones; other small tech items in Surprise Recycle old cell phones; other small tech items in Surprise
Cell phones, small electronic items accepted at Surprise recycle sites. Large items not accepted.
Free credit & budget classes in Surprise begin March 11 Free credit & budget classes in Surprise begin March 11
Surprise residents can learn how to improve their financial health and avoid I.D. Theft at free classes.
Standard and Poor’s again upgrades Surprise debt rating Standard and Poor’s again upgrades Surprise debt rating
Standard and Poor’s (S&P), one of the leading credit rating agencies in the United States, has upgraded Surprise’s General Obligation debt to ‘AA’ from ‘AA-.’
Surprise Police host Vehicle Theft Prevention and Awareness Day Surprise Police host Vehicle Theft Prevention and Awareness Day
Free Vehicle ID Number Etching, and enrollment into the state’s Watch Your Car Program, part of the the free March 7 event.
Next Surprise G.O. Bond Public Input session- Feb. 25 in Sun City Grand Next Surprise G.O. Bond Public Input session- Feb. 25 in Sun City Grand
The next Surprise Government Operating (GO) Bond Committee public input meeting is Feb. 25, in Sun City Grand’s Sonoran Plaza.
Register today for fun tennis classes in Surprise Register today for fun tennis classes in Surprise
The award-winning Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex has another of its popular session of classes beginning the week of Monday, February 23.
Recycle old cell phones; other tech gadgets in Surprise Recycle old cell phones; other tech gadgets in Surprise
Surprise Cell Phone Recycle sites now accept other electronics for recycling.
Surprise 8th annual cleanup day is Feb. 21 Surprise 8th annual cleanup day is Feb. 21
Sign up today and take pride in your community!
Surprise Recreation Advisory Board meets Feb. 17 Surprise Recreation Advisory Board meets Feb. 17
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Advisory Board will meet at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 17, at the Community and Recreation Services Office.
Water Wise Landscape class kicks off months of free landscape classes Water Wise Landscape class kicks off months of free landscape classes
Surprise is offering free Water Wise Landscape classes Feb. – May. The first class is Feb. 19.
Surprise hosts 7th Annual Coca-Cola College Baseball Classic Surprise hosts 7th Annual Coca-Cola College Baseball Classic
The 7th Annual Coca-Cola College Baseball Classic will return to Surprise March 10-11, and 13-15.
Reems Road closure begins Feb. 17 Reems Road closure begins Feb. 17
Reems Road, from Cactus to Peoria, will be closed in both directions starting February 17.
Surprise Disability Advisory Commission seeks feedback on 5-year Strategic Plan Surprise Disability Advisory Commission seeks feedback on 5-year Strategic Plan
Share your thoughts about the Surprise Disability Advisory Commission's 5-year Strategic Plan at future meetings or online.
Surprise councilman, PD, Fire, tow company gear up to help Sullivan family Surprise councilman, PD, Fire, tow company gear up to help Sullivan family
Surprise continues to ramp up support for Debbie Sullivan, an employee whose husband died unexpectedly last month, leaving her with four young children and a fifth on the way.
Ladies/Kids Day events at Surprise Future Stars Pro Tennis tourney Ladies/Kids Day events at Surprise Future Stars Pro Tennis tourney
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex to host Kids/Ladies Day events, as part of Sanderson Volvo Future Stars Professional Tennis Tournament.
Reems Road closure begins Feb 17 Reems Road closure begins Feb 17
Reems Road, from Cactus Road to Peoria Avenue, will be closed in both directions starting February 17.
Surprise rental properties now require business license Surprise rental properties now require business license
If you own a rental property in Surprise, you are now required to obtain a business license for each property.
Standard and Poor’s upgrades Surprise debt rating Standard and Poor’s upgrades Surprise debt rating
Standard and Poor’s (S&P)has upgraded Surprise’s Municipal Property Corporation (MPC) debt to ‘AA’ from ‘AA-.‘
Sound off on your Surprise Spring Training experience Sound off on your Surprise Spring Training experience
Take our new Community Survey and share your thoughts on Spring Training in Surprise.
Surprise launches Twitter, Facebook, Myspace-friendly Web site for Bond Comment Surprise launches Twitter, Facebook, Myspace-friendly Web site for Bond Comment
Quickstart Tennis Sign-Up Day – Novice Youth Teams Forming Now Quickstart Tennis Sign-Up Day – Novice Youth Teams Forming Now
Quickstart Tennis registration begins Feb. 7 in Surprise, for youth 8-11.
Road work begins Feb 9 at Bullard and Paradise Road work begins Feb 9 at Bullard and Paradise
Road repairs will restrict southbound Bullard Ave. traffic from turning left onto Paradise Lane, in front of the Surprise Regional Library, Feb. 9 –16.
Julie Ditty, All-Time Leader in USTA Pro Circuit Titles to Replace Bethanie Mattek Julie Ditty, All-Time Leader in USTA Pro Circuit Titles to Replace Bethanie Mattek
The USTA and U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez announced today that Julie Ditty, the all-time leader in USTA Pro Circuit titles, will replace Bethanie Mattek on the U.S. Fed Cup team when it faces Argentina in the 2009 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinal tie February 7-8 at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz.
Help create your community- Surprise Village 3 Planning Meeting set Help create your community- Surprise Village 3 Planning Meeting set
Attend the Village Planning Kick-off meeting for Village 3 on February 11.
Surprise Kicks Off New Power Soccer Program Surprise Kicks Off New Power Soccer Program
Power soccer is one of the fastest growing adaptive sports in the world and it's now played in Surprise!
Surprise seeking members for new construction review board Surprise seeking members for new construction review board
Applications due by 5 p.m. Feb. 13.
Surprise Bond Committee sets public input sessions Surprise Bond Committee sets public input sessions
The Surprise General Obligation Bond Committee will host a series of public meetings to gather resident input about projects and ideas for a possible General Obligation bond election.
Cupid’s Crazy Saturday Dance for Youth Cupid’s Crazy Saturday Dance for Youth
The Community and Recreation Services Department is hosting ‘Cupids Crazy Saturday Dance,’ February 14, for youth ages 11-14.
Surprise rallies around stricken family, public can also help Surprise rallies around stricken family, public can also help
Surprise city leaders and workers are banding together to support Debbie Sullivan, a newly hired employee from the Chicago area whose husband died unexpectedly last month, leaving her with four young children and a fifth on the way.
Mayor cites accomplishments, challenges in live TV, internet, You Tube “State of City” address Mayor cites accomplishments, challenges in live TV, internet, You Tube “State of City” address
Surprise Mayor Lyn Truitt cited the city’s transportation improvements and community assets while acknowledging the difficult times that have required city layoffs in an innovative State of the City address Thursday night that featured a video tour of the city. The presentation was broadcast live from the city’s TV studios and carried on the city web site and You Tube channel.
Surprise welcomes back Rangers and Royals at luncheon Surprise welcomes back Rangers and Royals at luncheon
Get your tickets today for the Mayor’s Welcome Back Lunch, Feb. 26.
Surprise offers free water-landscape classes starting in Feb. Surprise offers free water-landscape classes starting in Feb.
The Surprise Water Conservation Division is hosting a variety of free Water Wise Landscape classes February – May.
Register now for Surprise Cal Ripken Baseball/Babe Ruth Softball Register now for Surprise Cal Ripken Baseball/Babe Ruth Softball
Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball registration is open in Surprise, and all leagues begin in early March.
U.S. Fed Cup team set for Surprise competition U.S. Fed Cup team set for Surprise competition
The U.S. Fed Cup Team has been announced as they prepare to face Argentina Feb. 7-8 in Surprise.
City’s latest budget moves mean eliminated positions, some layoffs City’s latest budget moves mean eliminated positions, some layoffs
Falling city revenues require city to eliminate 32 positions and lay off some workers.
Surprise Sundancers Charity Golf Tournament Surprise Sundancers Charity Golf Tournament
Sign up today for the Feb. 16th Surprsie 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament!
Surprise seeks Tourism Committee members Surprise seeks Tourism Committee members
Surprise is currently accepting applications for the council-appointed Tourism Committee.
Protect your property, hire licensed contractors Protect your property, hire licensed contractors
Surprise reminds you to protect your property- hire licensed contractors with city business permits.
Tennis Block Party to launch Fed Cup Week in Surprise Tennis Block Party to launch Fed Cup Week in Surprise
Free, fun, family event- the Tennis Block Party, January 31, to kick off Surprise Fed Cup Week.
Surprise Council approves abandoned/foreclosed property action plan Surprise Council approves abandoned/foreclosed property action plan
The Surprise Abandoned and Foreclosed Property Action Plan is designed to address the current inventory of foreclosed and abandoned homes in the city and limit future concerns.
Help create your community- meetings begin soon for Surprise Village Planning Help create your community- meetings begin soon for Surprise Village Planning
Attend the Village Planning Kick-off meeting for Village 1 on February 4.
Mayor to use TV, internet, You Tube in creative State of the City address Mayor to use TV, internet, You Tube in creative State of the City address
Surprise Mayor Lyn Truitt will take residents on a video tour as part of a live TV and internet broadcast when he delivers the first Surprise “State of the City” address from city TV studios on Thursday, January 29, at 7 p.m. The broadcast will also be streamed on the city’s web site, www.surpriseaz.com.
Surprise HOA President’s Roundtable set for Feb. 4 Surprise HOA President’s Roundtable set for Feb. 4
The first-ever HOA President’s Roundtable will meet on February 4 at City Hall. Register today.
Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Board to fill open seat Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Board to fill open seat
Surprise is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Arts & Cultural Advisory Board.
Surprise hosts 7th Annual Coca-Cola Classic College Baseball Midweek Classic Surprise hosts 7th Annual Coca-Cola Classic College Baseball Midweek Classic
Arizona State to host Kansas State Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks, March 10-11, and 13-15 at Surprise Stadium!
See Future tennis stars at Women's Pro Circuit Tennis Event in Surprise See Future tennis stars at Women's Pro Circuit Tennis Event in Surprise
The Sanderson Volvo Future Stars Women’s $25,000 Tournament presented by the city of Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department will be coming to Surprise February,16-22.
Surprise HOA Connection meeting to offer water-saving tips Surprise HOA Connection meeting to offer water-saving tips
The Jan. 20th Surprise HOA Connection meeting to focus on water-saving ideas for open and recreational space.
Surprise Fan Fest & AZ Major League Alumni Legend’s Baseball Game 2009 Surprise Fan Fest & AZ Major League Alumni Legend’s Baseball Game 2009
Join the City of Surprise as we welcome the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers back to town for Spring Training 2009 on February 22 for free Fan Fest event!
Johnson named Surprise Vice Mayor Johnson named Surprise Vice Mayor
District 5 Councilman Joe Johnson has been selected by the Surprise City Council to serve a one-year term as Vice Mayor.
New date for Surprise Youth Leadership Summit – Don’t miss out! New date for Surprise Youth Leadership Summit – Don’t miss out!
Sign up today for the Surprise Youth Leadership Summit- Jan. 31. Surprise and Dysart USD juniors and seniors to hear from teen motivational speaker Justin Boudreau!
Surprise seeking members for new construction review board; fill vacancy on an existing CRS board Surprise seeking members for new construction review board; fill vacancy on an existing CRS board
Surprise is accepting applications for the new Building and Construction Review Board and to fill a vacancy on the CRS Advisory Board.
Census 2010 job recruitment underway, local job testing through March Census 2010 job recruitment underway, local job testing through March
U.S. Census staff will conduct Census 2010 job testing in Surprise through March.
Spring Training Group Packages at Surprise Spring Training Group Packages at Surprise
Unite your team at a Surprise Spring Training game! Great ticket packages available!
Surprise home damaged by fire started by dry Christmas tree Surprise home damaged by fire started by dry Christmas tree
The Surprise Fire Department responded to a house fire call Thursday night that was caused by lights on a dry, brittle Christmas tree.
Save water and money in the New Year Save water and money in the New Year
70% of your water use is tied to outdoor landscaping, by saving water here, you can save money on the water bill too!
Cotton/Waddell intersection improvement work to close intersection Cotton/Waddell intersection improvement work to close intersection
Crews will begin the intersection improvement work at Cotton Lane and Waddell Road, starting Wednesday, January 7, that will result in closures.
Registration Still Open for Disability/Human Services Summit Registration Still Open for Disability/Human Services Summit
Register today for the January 10th Surprise Disability & Human Services Summit.
Surprise offers home-based business seminar Surprise offers home-based business seminar
Want to work from home? Make plans to attend the Surprise Home-based Franchise Seminar on January 10. The free seminar is planned from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Surprise Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Avenue.
Sound off!  City launches 2 more sites for resident input Sound off! City launches 2 more sites for resident input
On the heels of a successful online survey that drew hundreds of responses, the city of Surprise is launching two new sites to engage residents in community issues.
Surprise 2009 Spring Training Tickets on Sale Jan. 3 Surprise 2009 Spring Training Tickets on Sale Jan. 3
Great ticket prices available for Spring Training in Surprise!
Surprise Youth Leadership Summit for Teens taking Registrations Surprise Youth Leadership Summit for Teens taking Registrations
Juniors and seniors from the city of Surprise and the Dysart schools to develop leadership skills at January 10 summit.
Surprise offers fun classes to seniors in January Surprise offers fun classes to seniors in January
The Surprise Senior Center is offering several fun classes in January. Sign up soon!
New Year to bring new jobs and amenities to Surprise New Year to bring new jobs and amenities to Surprise
Surprise residents can look forward to many exciting things in 2009, including new jobs and long-desired places to shop and play.
Sign up now for Surprise City Academy Sign up now for Surprise City Academy
Want to know how city government works, or learn the tips to becoming an effective community leader? Make plans to attend the next semester of the Surprise City Academy, starting February 17.
Register now for Surprise Adult Basketball and Co-ed Volleyball Register now for Surprise Adult Basketball and Co-ed Volleyball
Register today for Surprise Adult 5-on-5 Basketball and Adult Co-ed 4-on-4 Volleyball.
Power Soccer is coming to Surprise Power Soccer is coming to Surprise
Power Wheelchair Soccer is coming to Surprise and you can find out more about this exciting sport at a Power Wheelchair Soccer Clinic January 3.
National Anthem performers sought for Spring Training  National Anthem performers sought for Spring Training
Want to perform the National Anthem before a 2009 Spring Training game in Surprise? Make plans to auditions Jan. 3 at Surprise Stadium!
Bond Committee begins work, elects Elkins as chair Bond Committee begins work, elects Elkins as chair
The council-appointed General Obligation (GO) Bond Committee completed its first meeting Tuesday night, December 9, selecting a chair and vice chair and hearing staff presentations.
Surprise launches online survey for residents Surprise launches online survey for residents
The City of Surprise has an innovative new online tool to engage residents in local government: an online survey about growing a quality community.
Surprise compiles wait list for home buyer assistance program Surprise compiles wait list for home buyer assistance program
Surprise is now taking names to compile a wait list for a future Home Buyer’s Assistance Program, funded by the federal government.
Surprise Hosts 2nd Annual Disability/Human Services Summit Surprise Hosts 2nd Annual Disability/Human Services Summit
Learn how to prepare for a major emergency at the Second Annual Disability/Human Services Summit, January 10.
Surprise Community Youth Leadership Summit for Teens taking Registrations! Surprise Community Youth Leadership Summit for Teens taking Registrations!
The Surprise Community Youth Leadership Summit for Teens is a one day leadership development program for City of Surprise and Dysart Unified School District juniors and seniors.
National Anthem performers sought for Spring Training  National Anthem performers sought for Spring Training
Surprise is looking for experienced vocalists/musicians to perform the National Anthem before Spring Training 2009 games.
Holiday plants are beautiful, but may be poisonous Holiday plants are beautiful, but may be poisonous
The Surprise Water Services Division lists which plants are toxic and which aren't.
Public Meeting- future Loop 303 look; see what others say about village plans Public Meeting- future Loop 303 look; see what others say about village plans
Share your thoughts on the look of the 303 on December 9! Read more to see what your neighbors said about future village plans.
City tree lighting ceremony to be broadcast live on Surprise 11 City tree lighting ceremony to be broadcast live on Surprise 11
Be sure and watch Surprise 11 on TV or online as Surprise ushers in the holiday season at the 7th Annual Surprise Party Tree Lighting Ceremony, Friday, December 5.
Surprise 2009 Spring Training Schedule Released Surprise 2009 Spring Training Schedule Released
The Texas Rangers and Kansas MLB back to Surprise for the Seventh Annual Spring Training Season at Surprise Stadium!
Surprise to Host Fed Cup Match USA vs. Argentina Surprise to Host Fed Cup Match USA vs. Argentina
The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex will serve as the host site for a Fed Cup Match Feb. 7 – 8, 2009, featuring USA v Argentina!
Surprise surplus property auction Web site revealed Surprise surplus property auction Web site revealed
Find out what’s for sale through the city’s online surplus property auctions at www.surpriseaz.com/surplusauction.
Registration underway for Surprise Youth Basketball and Winter Sports Camps Registration underway for Surprise Youth Basketball and Winter Sports Camps
Youth Basketball League and four different Sports Camps for various ages will be offered during the holiday break.
Bell Road finish work to close Reems intersection for one night- business access maintained Bell Road finish work to close Reems intersection for one night- business access maintained
The intersection of Bell and Reems roads will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m., and business access will be maintained.
Surprise Police launches “Operation Safe Holiday” at local shopping centers Surprise Police launches “Operation Safe Holiday” at local shopping centers
Surprise Police are set to patrol local shopping areas Nov. 28- Nov. 30.
Retail tax workshops offered in Surprise Retail tax workshops offered in Surprise
Retailers will want to make plans to attend a retail workshop and transaction privilege tax (TPT) reporting course in Surprise, December 9.
Tickets available for SR trip to A Christmas Carol Tickets available for SR trip to A Christmas Carol
Buy tickets today to see Dec. 10 stage production of
7th Annual Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest 7th Annual Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest
Get into the holiday spirit and compete for prizes in the Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest, December 6! There are four categories this year; Adult, Youth, Family and Groups. Entry is free and prizes will be awarded to top three in each category. Prizes include ribbons and a $50 valued prize for first place, $25 for second and $15 for third. Entry forms are due to the Community Services and Recreation office by Monday, December 1.
Surprise to Host Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Surprise to Host Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Catch your Surprise Roadrunners in action at the Dec. 6 Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Surprise!
Surprise residents invited to discuss the city’s future and Loop 303 Surprise residents invited to discuss the city’s future and Loop 303
Surprise residents are encouraged to attend two December meetings to discuss the city's future Village concept and look of the 303.
Share in the tradition and fun at the 7th Annual Surprise Party Share in the tradition and fun at the 7th Annual Surprise Party
Come celebrate with the City of Surprise at the 7th Annual Surprise Party, at the Surprise Recreation Campus on December 5 & 6.
Surprise seeks volunteer Tourism Committee Board Members Surprise seeks volunteer Tourism Committee Board Members
Surprise is currently accepting applications for the new 9-member Tourism Committee.
Surprise Special Olympics Team Competes at the State Fall Games Surprise Special Olympics Team Competes at the State Fall Games
Congratulations goes out to the 12 members of the Surprise Special Olympics delegation.
McEnroe serves up title win in Surprise Tennis Tournaments McEnroe serves up title win in Surprise Tennis Tournaments
John McEnroe wins the inaugural CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise!
Dysart closed at Grand Nov. 17-19 Dysart closed at Grand Nov. 17-19
Dysart Road will be closed at Grand Avenue, November 17-19.
Public invited to tour expanded water treatment facility Public invited to tour expanded water treatment facility
Surprise residents are invited to tour the expanded South Water Reclamation Facility at 9 a.m., Nov 15!
Surprise adds new recycling drop off locations Surprise adds new recycling drop off locations
Four new recycling drop off containers are now available for use in Surprise, as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.
How to protect your home from winter freeze How to protect your home from winter freeze
Surprise Water Services offers tips for protecting your pipes and plants when temps drop.
Surprise Senior Fashion Show to benefit Eve’s Place Surprise Senior Fashion Show to benefit Eve’s Place
The Surprise Senior Center will host its Fall Fashion Show November 12, at 1 p.m.
McEnroe, Courier, others attract big crowds at Surprise Tennis Tournament   McEnroe, Courier, others attract big crowds at Surprise Tennis Tournament
The CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise has brought surprising play and sell out crowds!
Surprise extends RFP response time on City Hall Complex Surprise extends RFP response time on City Hall Complex
The City of Surprise has extended the response deadline for Request for Proposals (RFP) concerning the current City Hall campus, 12425 W. Bell Road, to 12 p.m., Wednesday, November 12.
Bell Road construction “brakes” for Professional Tennis Tourney in Surprise Bell Road construction “brakes” for Professional Tennis Tourney in Surprise
The Bell Road Reconstruction road work will be halted during the CTCA Tennis Championships, Nov. 5-9!
Tickets going fast for the Professional Tennis Tourney in Surprise Tickets going fast for the Professional Tennis Tourney in Surprise
Don't miss your chance to see McEnroe, Courier and others at the CTCA Tennis Championships, Nov. 5-9 in Surprise! Get your tickets today!
Cable channel to do live reports from Surprise tennis tourney Cable channel to do live reports from Surprise tennis tourney
Get the scoop from the CTCA Tennis Championships this week via live Surprise 11 TV and internet programming!
Surprise Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips Surprise Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips
Make it a fun Halloween for your little ones, follow these trick-or-treat safety tips!
Longabaugh receives Westmarc Leadership award  Longabaugh receives Westmarc Leadership award
Surprise District One Councilman John Longabaugh won the Leadership Award at Westmarc’s “Best of the West” awards.
Novacek and Larsson join the field at Professional Tennis Tournament in Surprise Novacek and Larsson join the field at Professional Tennis Tournament in Surprise
Karel Novacek and Magnus Larsson will play in the CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise, Nov. 5-9!
Bell Road improvements enter final stages Bell Road improvements enter final stages
Here are the latest Bell Road Reconstruction traffic restrictions, now through Nov. 2...
Surprise names Intergovernmental Relations Director Surprise names Intergovernmental Relations Director
Surprise City Manager Randy Oliver has named Michael Celaya as the City of Surprise Intergovernmental Relations Director.
Council OKs Bell Road landscaping Council OKs Bell Road landscaping
Read more, see video of beautification plan
Council agrees to hire auditor Council agrees to hire auditor
The Surprise City Council voted Thursday to hire LarsonAllen, LLP to perform audit and management services for the city.
Dispatch - Surprise PD and Fire take to the airwaves Dispatch - Surprise PD and Fire take to the airwaves
New Public Safety show debuts on Surprise 11 and surpriseaz.com!
New work dates announced for Bell/Reems intersection New work dates announced for Bell/Reems intersection
Phases 2 and 3 of the Bell Road Reconstruction are entering the final weeks.
Great deals available at Surprise Swap Meet Nov. 1 Great deals available at Surprise Swap Meet Nov. 1
Come find great bargains at the Surprise Super Outdoor Swap Meet, November 1!
Surprise seeking Personnel Appeals Board members Surprise seeking Personnel Appeals Board members
The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the Personnel Appeals Board.
USTA Member Appreciation Day at CTCA Tennis Tournament USTA Member Appreciation Day at CTCA Tennis Tournament
Good ticket deals on USTA Member Appreciation Day Nov. 6, at the CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise!
Free credit report and budget classes in Surprise Free credit report and budget classes in Surprise
“Understanding Your Credit Score,” Nov. 5.
Senior Day Discounts to CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise Senior Day Discounts to CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise
Seniors can enjoy great tennis for half the price on November 5, with a special 2-for-1 ticket offer!
Surprise launches RFP for City Hall Complex Surprise launches RFP for City Hall Complex
Surprise has issued a RFP concerning the current City Hall, ahead of the move to the new City Hall next summer.
Stork Exchange offers good deals on baby/kids items Stork Exchange offers good deals on baby/kids items
Find good deals on gently-used baby/kids clothing and more at Surprise Stadium, Nov. 2!
Ladies Night discount offered at Surprise professional tennis event Ladies Night discount offered at Surprise professional tennis event
Ladies Night discount packages available for the CTCA Tennis Championships in Surprise!
Surprise offers 3-day custom home permit process Surprise offers 3-day custom home permit process
Surprise to issue custom single family home permits within 3 business days or they’re free.
Loop 303 Public Hearing Oct. 22 in Surprise Loop 303 Public Hearing Oct. 22 in Surprise
ADOT to host a Public Hearing on the Loop 303 expansion, October 22, in Surprise.
Bell Rd Reconstruction moves on, new business access maps available online Bell Rd Reconstruction moves on, new business access maps available online
Some work dates have changed for portions of the Bell Road Reconstruction, Phases 2 and 3. Here are the updated traffic restrictions to look for in the coming weeks.
Bell/Litchfield intersection closed tonight Bell/Litchfield intersection closed tonight
The intersection at Bell and Litchfield roads will be closed in all directions tonight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for final paving work.
Arizona Fall League and Surprise Rafters kick off season Arizona Fall League and Surprise Rafters kick off season
MLB’s AZ Fall League is underway. Catch the Surprise Rafters at Surprise Stadium.
G.A.I.N. Night- focuses on fun and safety G.A.I.N. Night- focuses on fun and safety
Safe trick-or-treating, meet Surprise PD and learn how to keep your neighborhood safe at G.A.I.N. Night, Oct. 25!
Signal improvements coming to RH Johnson/Bell Road Signal improvements coming to RH Johnson/Bell Road
Work is underway to improve traffic flows at the Bell Road/R.H. Johnson Boulevard intersection.
Surprise Announces the Final Four Players & Tournament Schedule for Inaugural CTCA Championships Surprise Announces the Final Four Players & Tournament Schedule for Inaugural CTCA Championships
The City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department released the final four players and tournament schedule for the Inaugural Cancer Treatment Centers of America Tennis Championships, presented by Sanderson Volvo, at a press conference today held at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex.
Bell Rd Reconstruction moves on, new business access maps available online Bell Rd Reconstruction moves on, new business access maps available online
Some work dates have changed for portions of the Bell Road Reconstruction, Phases 2 and 3. Here are the updated traffic restrictions to look for in the coming weeks.
Surprise Community Dog Park Closed October 8-22 Surprise Community Dog Park Closed October 8-22
The Surprise Community Park Dog Park will be closed October 8 -22 for turf over-seeding and routine maintenance.
Prepare your landscape for cooler months; reduce water times Prepare your landscape for cooler months; reduce water times
It’s hard to imagine today, but soon our temperatures will cool and that means it’s time to prepare your outdoor plants and reduce watering times.
Bell Rd Reconstruction moves on, new business access maps available online Bell Rd Reconstruction moves on, new business access maps available online
Some of the biggest components of the Bell Road Reconstruction, Phases 2 and 3, are nearing completion. Here are the traffic restrictions to look for in the coming weeks.
Oct. 11: Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Surprise Oct. 11: Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Surprise
Looking to get rid of old paint cans, computers, motor oil, or even those CFL light bulbs in a safe manner? Surprise residents can drop them off at the Surprise Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, October 11.
Web maintenance to temporarily take down several city service sites Web maintenance to temporarily take down several city service sites
Starting at 9 p.m., on Monday, September 29, Surprise IT officials will perform routine maintenance on the city’s Web site, that will result in a temporary loss of certain city Web pages.
Surprise City Council waives Solar Permit fees Surprise City Council waives Solar Permit fees
As part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability, the Surprise city council unanimously approved an ordinance Thursday night that waives all permitting fees for residents and businesses that adopt solar technology.
Bell Road Reconstruction Access Maps go online as major eastbound work nears Bell Road Reconstruction Access Maps go online as major eastbound work nears
Wondering how to access your favorite businesses during the Bell Road reconstruction? The city can help you navigate with new printable online business access maps.
Surprise hosts 3rd  Annual Classic Car Show at Surprise Party Surprise hosts 3rd Annual Classic Car Show at Surprise Party
Do you have a “classic car” that you love to show off? The City of Surprise is currently accepting registrations for the 3rd Annual Surprise Party Classic Car Show on December 6.
Free Chronic Disease Self-Management Program offered for Surprise Seniors Free Chronic Disease Self-Management Program offered for Surprise Seniors
Surprise Senior Center will be offering a free six-week Chronic Disease Self -Management Program, starting Monday, Oct. 6, from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Register now for Surprise Adult Co-ed Volleyball League Register now for Surprise Adult Co-ed Volleyball League
If you love to play volleyball, make plans to join the Adult Co-ed Volleyball League, offered by the Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department. Games begin in October!
Bell Road traffic restrictions through Oct. 8 Bell Road traffic restrictions through Oct. 8
Phases 2 and 3 of the Bell Road Reconstruction move closer to a pre-Thanksgiving finish. Here are the traffic restrictions through Oct. 8.
City of Surprise to reorganize, focus on key goals City of Surprise to reorganize, focus on key goals
Surprise City Manager Randy Oliver has unveiled an organizational restructuring that reflects city council goals and improves service delivery to city residents.
Art and Craft Vendors sought for 7th Annual Surprise Party Art and Craft Vendors sought for 7th Annual Surprise Party
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is inviting arts and crafts vendors to apply for booth space at the 7th Annual Surprise Party, Saturday, December 6, at the Surprise Recreation Campus, 15850 N. Bullard Avenue.
DreamCatcher Park Field to be named Joan Shafer Field DreamCatcher Park Field to be named Joan Shafer Field
The field at DreamCatcher Park will be named Joan Shafer Field, in honor of the late former Surprise Mayor, in a dedication ceremony Saturday, September 20, at 10 a.m.
Award Winning Surprise Bambino Buddy Ball Going on Now Award Winning Surprise Bambino Buddy Ball Going on Now
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is calling out for athletes to participate in the award-winning Bambino Buddy Ball, an adaptive recreation program.
Surprise seeks Special Interest Class Instructors Surprise seeks Special Interest Class Instructors
Do you play guitar, love to paint, or enjoy yoga? Why not become a paid instructor for Surprise and share your knowledge with others?
Surprise to begin auctioning surplus property online   Surprise to begin auctioning surplus property online
Looking for a good deal on a used desk, computer, or even a vehicle? Then make plans to register for the City of Surprise online surplus property auctions.
Arizona Shakespeare Festival Brings the Bard to Surprise Arizona Shakespeare Festival Brings the Bard to Surprise
The Arizona Shakespeare Festival to perform “As You Like It,” at the Surprise Recreation Campus Community Park, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. This is a free event.
Bell Road Reconstruction; nighttime closures this week Bell Road Reconstruction; nighttime closures this week
Here are the Bell Road traffic restrictions for Sept. 16 - 22.
Solar Surprise events offer free education on solar technology Solar Surprise events offer free education on solar technology
Are you interested in saving money and the environment by going solar? Then make plans to attend one of two free Solar Education Expos this month in Surprise, on September 20 and 27.
222-CARE a direct line to get city service, right now 222-CARE a direct line to get city service, right now
In an innovative move to improve customer service, the city of Surprise is embracing a new, easy way for residents to let the city know their needs.
Applications available to fill Surprise Arts Board; Transportation Commission seats Applications available to fill Surprise Arts Board; Transportation Commission seats
Surprise is currently accepting applications for two voluntary board positions. One open position in on the Arts and Cultural Advisory Board, and the other is available on the Transportation Commission. Application deadline is September 19.
Surprise Free Clean-Up Event on Sept. 20 Surprise Free Clean-Up Event on Sept. 20
The Surprise Fall Clean-Up Event is September 20, at the Northwest Regional Landfill. This event is free for Surprise residents, proof of residency is required.
Bell Rd Reconstruction; progress made, work continues Bell Rd Reconstruction; progress made, work continues
Here are the Bell Rd Reconstruction traffic restrictions for Sept. 9 – Sept. 22.
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH- Surprise Fire launches Emergency Preparedness Campaign SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH- Surprise Fire launches Emergency Preparedness Campaign
The events of Sept. 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina, and other recent natural disasters have forever changed the emergency preparedness efforts of communities nationwide.
Free Movie Night at Surprise Stadium on September 20 Free Movie Night at Surprise Stadium on September 20
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department will host a Movie Night at Surprise Stadium, Saturday, September 20. This FREE event will feature the G-rated movie, “Horton Hears a Who” starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey. The movie will start at 6:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m.
New web feature gives you info about your address New web feature gives you info about your address
What day is your trash pickup? Who is your city council member? What’s your parcel number? How do you contact your water provider? Living in a growing, dynamic city can sometimes make your head spin, so the city of Surprise is introducing a new web service to give you access to a lot of information with a minimum of hassle.
Fall Surprise Landscaping Classes Focus on Water Conservation Fall Surprise Landscaping Classes Focus on Water Conservation
The Surprise Water Services, Environmental Division is serving up a great fall lineup of free landscaping design courses, and irrigation workshops. These programs are designed to bring color to your outdoor space without wasting water!
Healthy Growth & Income Rates forecast in Surprise Healthy Growth & Income Rates forecast in Surprise
Surprise will grow briskly over the next five years and maintain a median household income above the state and national averages, according to newly-released estimates by a national forecasting service.
Home Preservation Forum airing on Surprise 11, web Home Preservation Forum airing on Surprise 11, web
The city-sponsored Home Preservation Forum held at Radiant Church on Wednesday night will begin an aggressive replay schedule on the city’s web site and cable channel beginning Friday, September 5 at 3:00 p.m.
Surprise FY 09 Pavement Preservation Schedule released Surprise FY 09 Pavement Preservation Schedule released
The Surprise Public Works Department maintains the 500 plus miles of city streets through its annual $4 million Pavement Preservation Program and the FY 2009 schedule has been released. The first projects begin Sept. 8.
Surprise offers free class to first time homebuyers Surprise offers free class to first time homebuyers
If you are looking at buying your first home, make plans to attend the free First Time Homebuyers Seminar on September 17.
Surprise is a GPEC Green Community; plans solar education events Surprise is a GPEC Green Community; plans solar education events
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) today named Surprise a “Greening Greater Phoenix Community,” recognizing the city’s commitment to sustainability.
Grand Avenue Open House- Sept. 9 Grand Avenue Open House- Sept. 9
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), in partnership with the city of Surprise, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), is hosting a Grand Avenue Open House, September 9, at the Hampton Inn in Surprise.
Labor Day refuse pickup schedule Labor Day refuse pickup schedule
The Surprise Sanitation Division reminds residents that trash and recycle pickup service will change next week only, due to the Labor Day holiday.
New Surprise Drop-In Doubles Program for Advanced Level Tennis Players New Surprise Drop-In Doubles Program for Advanced Level Tennis Players
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is offering a NEW Drop-In Doubles tennis program for players rated NTRP 4.0 and higher. Duel Doubles will begin on Sunday, September 7.
Surprise Cal Ripken Tee-ball Registration Starts September 8 Surprise Cal Ripken Tee-ball Registration Starts September 8
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is gearing up for another season of Cal Ripken Tee-ball for boys and girls ages 5-6 years old.
Surprise Youth Girls Volleyball Registration Starts September 8 Surprise Youth Girls Volleyball Registration Starts September 8
The Community and Recreation Services department offers this program to girls, ages 7-15 years old.
East Bell, Litchfield to Grand; night closures expected after Labor Day East Bell, Litchfield to Grand; night closures expected after Labor Day
One of the biggest portions of the Bell Road Reconstruction project will begin after Labor Day, that will result in the full nighttime closure of eastbound Bell from Litchfield Road to Grand Avenue, starting at 9 p.m., Tuesday, September 2.
Tennis legend John McEnroe commits to Surprise November Tournament Tennis legend John McEnroe commits to Surprise November Tournament
John McEnroe, known for his shot-making artistry and vocal on-court demeanor, has committed to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Tennis Championships in Surprise, Nov. 5 -9.
Citizens need to attend forum to sign up for free mortgage counseling Citizens need to attend forum to sign up for free mortgage counseling
With the innovative Surprise Home Preservation Forum fast approaching, interested homeowners are being reminded that they must attend the event in order to make an appointment for free one-on-one mortgage-related counseling.
Updated traffic restrictions on Bell Road Updated traffic restrictions on Bell Road
Work continues on Phases 2 and 3 of the five-phase Bell Road Reconstruction project and that will include additional traffic restrictions this week on both sides of Bell.
Surprise Tot Time Registration Begins August 23 for Residents Surprise Tot Time Registration Begins August 23 for Residents
If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 5, not yet enrolled in Kindergarten, you can sign them up for the Surprise Tot Time program, offered by the Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department. Resident registration begins on August 23 for this fun and safe program!
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex Wins Top Honors Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex Wins Top Honors
The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex to receive the United States Tennis Association's 2008 USTA Outstanding Facility Award.
Share your Surprise story- as city writes its history Share your Surprise story- as city writes its history
The City of Surprise turns 50 in 2010 and the city is now gathering photos and stories from past and current long-time residents and business owners to include in a history book and video to commemorate the big anniversary!
New weekend traffic restrictions on Bell- business access protected New weekend traffic restrictions on Bell- business access protected
Road crews will begin manhole installation work on eastbound Bell Road from Litchfield Road to Grand Avenue starting Friday night, as the Bell Road Reconstruction project continues. And although road restrictions are planned, access to all businesses in the area will be protected.
Surprise Youth Fall Baseball Registration Going on Now Surprise Youth Fall Baseball Registration Going on Now
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is gearing up for another season of Youth Fall Baseball for boys and girls ages 9-12. Register today!
Open Forum to Kick off 3-day Anti-foreclosure Event in Surprise Open Forum to Kick off 3-day Anti-foreclosure Event in Surprise
An open community conversation featuring a panel of experts on home finance is set for September 3.
Surprise Sundancers make Charitable Contribution to “Sandlot All-Stars” Surprise Sundancers make Charitable Contribution to “Sandlot All-Stars”
The Surprise Sundancers Executive Board, incoming President Jeanne Blackman and past President Dave McGrew, alongside staff from Surprise’s Community and Recreation Services Department, presented Arizona State Head Baseball Coach Pat Murphy a $5,000 donation to the non-profit foundation PTM Programs for Youth “Sandlot All-Stars”. 
Surprise adds Pedestrian Countdown Crossing Signals Surprise adds Pedestrian Countdown Crossing Signals
Surprise is adding Pedestrian Countdown Crossing Signals at all city signalized intersections, as a commitment to pedestrian safety.
Surprise accepting apps for 2009 Master Gardener program Surprise accepting apps for 2009 Master Gardener program
The Surprise Water Conservation Division is the proud sponsor of the Spring 2009 Maricopa County Master Gardener Program and the city is accepting applications right now!
Bell Road Reconstruction resumes August 11 Bell Road Reconstruction resumes August 11
Traffic controls will be in place starting Monday, August 11, as Phases 2 and 3 of the $5.6 million Bell Road Reconstruction Project begins in Surprise.
Business access protected during Bell Rd Reconstruction Business access protected during Bell Rd Reconstruction
Although phases 2 and 3 of the Bell Road Reconstruction Project begin on August 11, access to your favorite Bell Road retailers will be available at all times.
Surprise calls out to HOAs Surprise calls out to HOAs
The City of Surprise is calling out to all HOAs, operating within the city, to update valuable contact information.
Surprise businesses encouraged to participate in Westmarc workforce survey Surprise businesses encouraged to participate in Westmarc workforce survey
This Westmarc business survey will update local workforce data, used by Surprise to attract new employers.
Registration open for Surprise Tennis University Registration open for Surprise Tennis University
The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex is offering Surprise Tennis University, a new adult beginner tennis program beginning August 19.
Sign up for Surprise HOA Academy Sign up for Surprise HOA Academy
Learn all you can about how Homeowner’s Associations (HOA) work at the next HOA Academy. Weekly classes begin September 9.
Tickets for major tennis event in Surprise on sale Aug. 4 Tickets for major tennis event in Surprise on sale Aug. 4
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America Championships, featuring tennis legend Jim Courier and others, is coming to Surprise, November 5 – 9. Tickets for the must-see event go on sale starting August 4!
USTA Tennis Event Under the Stars in Surprise USTA Tennis Event Under the Stars in Surprise
The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex will host the 1st Annual Surprise Summer Lights Tournament, July 30 - August 2.
24 hour hotline now open for Bell Road Reconstruction 24 hour hotline now open for Bell Road Reconstruction
With Phases 2 and 3 of the Bell Road Reconstruction Project scheduled to begin on August 11, a 24 hour project hotline has been established.
Third Surprise-Phx bus trip a hit with riders Third Surprise-Phx bus trip a hit with riders
A new city-funded round trip Express bus between Surprise and Phoenix has launched, much to the delight of riders.
Surprise pools test negative for Crypto Surprise pools test negative for Crypto
Both the Hollyhock Pool and Surprise Aquatic Center tested negative for Cryptosporidium,a chlorine-resistant parasite that causes severe diarrhea.
Surprise funds 3rd bus trip to Phoenix; rolls out July 28 Surprise funds 3rd bus trip to Phoenix; rolls out July 28
Higher gas prices and long commutes have more and more Surprise residents searching for another way to get to work in downtown Phoenix.
Surprise Takes Home Two Cal Ripken Baseball State Championships Surprise Takes Home Two Cal Ripken Baseball State Championships
Surprise walked away with two State Championships in the Cal Ripken State Tournament which concluded July 11 and 12 at the Reach 11 Park in Phoenix.
Understand Your Credit Score- Surprise offers class Understand Your Credit Score- Surprise offers class
The higher your credit score, the better your chances of securing credit and obtaining low-rate interest loans.
Surprise to use rubberized asphalt in portion of Bell Rd Reconstruction Surprise to use rubberized asphalt in portion of Bell Rd Reconstruction
The next two phases of the five-phase Bell Road Reconstruction Project are just about to begin and the city will use rubberized asphalt in a portion of the work.
Surprise takes precautionary step to test pools; educate public Surprise takes precautionary step to test pools; educate public
Although there have been no health-related problems associated with City of Surprise pools, as a precautionary measure the city will send samples of water from both public pools to a lab to test for Cryptosporidium, a parasite that is resistant to chlorine disinfection and causes severe diarrhea.
Mayor Truitt named Co-Chair of Key Regional Committee Mayor Truitt named Co-Chair of Key Regional Committee
Surprise Mayor Lyn Truitt has been named Co-Chair of the Luke/West Valley Mayor’s Council, an organization of fourteen west valley cities and Luke Air Force Base.
Council unanimously acknowledges AG Report Council unanimously acknowledges AG Report
The Surprise City Council has unanimously acknowledged the Arizona Attorney General’s Office report that found Open Meetings Law infractions had occurred prior to 2008.
Surprise Youth Flag Football and Youth Soccer Registration begins July 14- volunteer coaches needed Surprise Youth Flag Football and Youth Soccer Registration begins July 14- volunteer coaches needed
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is gearing up for another season of fall sports with co-ed Youth Flag Football and Youth Soccer.
Surprise Seniors learn cell phone basics and chronic disease management Surprise Seniors learn cell phone basics and chronic disease management
The Surprise Senior Center is committed to the well being of the area’s aging community and is helping host two unique classes designed to keep seniors in touch and in better health.
New Surprise 11 site lets you choose programming New Surprise 11 site lets you choose programming
In a move to continually make government more accessible, the city’s new Surprise11 home page allows visitors to watch the channel and important city meetings live, or choose from a list of programs to watch whenever they want.
Surprise Police Host Free Vehicle Theft Prevention Event Surprise Police Host Free Vehicle Theft Prevention Event
Surprise earns national Telly, Communicator awards Surprise earns national Telly, Communicator awards
Hundreds turn out for Surprise Community Pride Day Hundreds turn out for Surprise Community Pride Day
Updated Boards & Commissions Web page goes live Updated Boards & Commissions Web page goes live
The Surprise Boards, Commissions and Committees Web site has a brand new look making it easy to see what these important resident-driven boards do.
USA Baseball Junior Olympics Baseball Championships in Surprise USA Baseball Junior Olympics Baseball Championships in Surprise
Surprise taking applications for emergency home repairs Surprise taking applications for emergency home repairs
Income-qualified residents in need of emergency home repairs are encouraged to apply for free repair assistance through the Surprise Emergency Repair Program.
ADA equipment coming to Miracle Playground; install to close area June 23-27 ADA equipment coming to Miracle Playground; install to close area June 23-27
Tonight’s Foreclosure Committee Meeting Cancelled Tonight’s Foreclosure Committee Meeting Cancelled
The Foreclosure Committee meeting that was scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight has been cancelled.
Progress Continues on Surprise Farms Community Park Progress Continues on Surprise Farms Community Park
High Pollution Advisory for Ozone extended through weekend High Pollution Advisory for Ozone extended through weekend
High Pollution Advisory for Ozone extended for June 13 High Pollution Advisory for Ozone extended for June 13
Community Pride Clean up day June 21 Community Pride Clean up day June 21
Surprise Approves Oliver as City Manager Surprise Approves Oliver as City Manager
Surprise Council approves fiscal 2009 budget Surprise Council approves fiscal 2009 budget
High Pollution Advisory for Ozone issued for June 12 High Pollution Advisory for Ozone issued for June 12
Surprise serves up new look to tennis Web site Surprise serves up new look to tennis Web site
The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex Web site has a brand new look, filled with more information about the upcoming events and programs offered at the 25-court facility.
Surprise Council to consider new manager, budget, property tax and Pride Day this week Surprise Council to consider new manager, budget, property tax and Pride Day this week
The Surprise City Council faces a full agenda when they meet Thursday, June 12, for a regularly-scheduled council meeting.
Smoke detector saves family; city continues offer of free detectors Smoke detector saves family; city continues offer of free detectors
Do you have a working smoke detector in your home? If not the Surprise Fire Department will give you one free of charge and they will install it too.
City thermostats to rise when temperatures soar City thermostats to rise when temperatures soar
Surprise looking for the next Senior American Idol Surprise looking for the next Senior American Idol
Surprise offers free Financial Fitness Budgeting Class Surprise offers free Financial Fitness Budgeting Class
Surprise Police provide free vehicle ID etching this Saturday Surprise Police provide free vehicle ID etching this Saturday
On Saturday, June 7, the Surprise Police Department will provide free Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.) Etching and enrollment into the state’s Watch Your Car Program.
Surprise Council authorizes negotiations for City Manager Surprise Council authorizes negotiations for City Manager
High Pollution Advisory for Ozone issued for May 30 High Pollution Advisory for Ozone issued for May 30
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a High Pollution Advisory for Ozone for Friday, May 30.
Police Step Up Summer Enforcement Police Step Up Summer Enforcement
This summer the Surprise Police Department will increase patrols of city parks and greenbelt areas, in an effort to reduce criminal activity during the summer break.
Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers play Extended Spring Training Game in Surprise Stadium Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers play Extended Spring Training Game in Surprise Stadium
As the Extended Spring Training in Surprise nears the end, the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers will face off in the Surprise Stadium on June 4.
Foreclosure committee set to meet May 29 Foreclosure committee set to meet May 29
A city council appointed citizens committee looking at ways to deal with foreclosure issues in the city is set to meet Thursday, May 29 at 6 p.m. in the Surprise City Council Chambers, 12425 W. Bell Road.
Watch Dysart & Willow Canyon graduations online Watch Dysart & Willow Canyon graduations online
The graduation ceremonies, which occured on May 21st and 22nd, are available for viewing on the internet via Surprise 11 Online.
Surprise introduces NEW Adult Baseball League Surprise introduces NEW Adult Baseball League
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is introducing an Adult Baseball League this summer, which will consist of 10 regular season games and a single elimination tournament.
Surprise hosts 4th Annual Arizona High School All-Star Games Surprise hosts 4th Annual Arizona High School All-Star Games
Over 500 of Arizona’s elite high school football, baseball and volleyball athletes will compete in the Annual High School All-Star Games in Surprise, over the last weekend in May and the next few weekends in June.
High Pollution Advisory for Ozone issued for May 21 High Pollution Advisory for Ozone issued for May 21
A High Pollution Advisory is issued when weather conditions are expected to generate ozone levels that may exceed federal health standards.
Surprise pools to open May 24! Surprise pools to open May 24!
Looking for a way to stay cool during the Memorial Day weekend? The Surprise Aquatic Center and the Hollyhock Community Pool will open for Recreation Swim starting on Saturday, May 24.
Gov. Napolitano to celebrate Older Americans Month with Surprise Seniors Gov. Napolitano to celebrate Older Americans Month with Surprise Seniors
May is Older Americans Month and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano will help celebrate with Surprise seniors later this month.
Countryside Elementary School Wins the First Annual Surprise Junior Knowledge Bowl Countryside Elementary School Wins the First Annual Surprise Junior Knowledge Bowl
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department and Surprise Teen Advisory Board recently hosted the First Annual Surprise Junior Knowledge Bowl at the City Council Chambers.
Surprise 11 to broadcast Dysart & Willow Canyon graduations Surprise 11 to broadcast Dysart & Willow Canyon graduations
Family and friends near and far will be able to watch their Dysart and Willow Canyon High School seniors graduate.
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex to offer summer hours Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex to offer summer hours
The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex will help beat the heat with new summer hours, starting June 1.
Bicentennial Park to close for field renovations Bicentennial Park to close for field renovations
Bicentennial Park Softball Field, 15705 N. Nash Street, will close June 8 – 14, to allow for field renovations and maintenance.
Shafer Tribute to air on Surprise 11 through weekend Shafer Tribute to air on Surprise 11 through weekend
The memorial service held Friday, May 9 at Surprise Stadium in honor of former Mayor Joan Shafer will be broadcast Friday night and through the weekend, according to the Surprise Communications Department.
Surprise competes in the Special Olympics State Track and Field Meet Surprise competes in the Special Olympics State Track and Field Meet
For the very first time the City of Surprise Special Olympics Track Team competed in the Annual Arizona State Special Olympics Track and Field Meet.
Surprise Summer Youth Basketball Registration Coming Soon! Surprise Summer Youth Basketball Registration Coming Soon!
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is gearing up for another season of Summer Youth Basketball for boys and girls ages 5 -15.
Surprise Summer Tot Time Program for Ages 3-5 Surprise Summer Tot Time Program for Ages 3-5
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department will offer its nine-week Tot Time Summer Program, for ages 3 – 5, beginning June 2.
Repairs to close portion of Litchfield Road in Surprise Repairs to close portion of Litchfield Road in Surprise
Litchfield Road, between Waddell and Cactus Roads, will be closed in both directions starting Tuesday, May 6.
Volunteer drivers needed for Surprise Senior Center Volunteer drivers needed for Surprise Senior Center
Surprise Senior Center is recruiting volunteers to drive seniors from their homes to the Senior Center for lunch and activities. Vehicles, training, uniform shirt and lunch are provided.
Surprise Going Green Home and Garden Fair on May 3 Surprise Going Green Home and Garden Fair on May 3
Learn how you can live “green” by attending the Going Green Home and Garden Fair, Saturday, May 3, in the City Hall Courtyard.
Program, web site announced for Shafer Tribute Program, web site announced for Shafer Tribute
Trumpeter Jesse McGuire and Pipe and Drum bands from public safety agencies across the Valley will be among those paying tribute to former Surprise Mayor Joan Shafer May 9, according to a program released by the city today.
Surprise celebrates Building Safety Week: May 5-11 Surprise celebrates Building Safety Week: May 5-11
Surprise will celebrate Building Safety Week, May 5 – 11, recognizing the men and women who work diligently to ensure that our homes and places of work are safe.
Bell Road Reconstruction Open House- May 14 Bell Road Reconstruction Open House- May 14
In July work will begin on the second and third phases of the Bell Road Reconstruction Project and the public is invited to attend an Open House to get all the details.
Burglars Continue To Target Unsecured Homes Burglars Continue To Target Unsecured Homes
On early Saturday, April 26, 2008 four families in the West Point community woke to find that their homes had been burglarized while they slept.
Surprise Council approves PM-10 measures to control dust Surprise Council approves PM-10 measures to control dust
The Surprise City Council approved a new PM-10 Dust Control Ordinance Thursday night, in accordance with state law which requires city, county and state agencies to adopt compliance measures.
Road Safety site features tips, safe driver quiz Road Safety site features tips, safe driver quiz
Are you safe driver? Chances are good you think you are. A new “safe driver quiz” on the city of Surprise Police web site can help you figure out whether it is true.
Surprise is Seeking Summer Dive Team Coach Surprise is Seeking Summer Dive Team Coach
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is currently seeking Dive Coaches to instruct the Surprise Dive Team for the 2008 season.
Surprise Spring Doubles Championships are this weekend Surprise Spring Doubles Championships are this weekend
The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex is hosting the 1st Annual Surprise Spring Doubles Championships Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27.
Surprise Going Green Home and Garden Fair on May 3 Surprise Going Green Home and Garden Fair on May 3
As the world prepares to celebrate Earth Day this week, the Surprise Water Services Environmental Division is preparing to host the Going Green Home and Garden Fair.
Surprise City Academy begins May 6- sign up today Surprise City Academy begins May 6- sign up today
The Human Services Division of the Surprise Community Initiatives Department is now accepting applications for the next Surprise City Academy.
Reems/Paradise intersection work to begin April 21 Reems/Paradise intersection work to begin April 21
Intersection improvement work will begin at Reems Road and Paradise Lane in Surprise on April 21, and a portion of Paradise Lane will be closed during the construction.
Public memorial planned to remember Joan Shafer Public memorial planned to remember Joan Shafer
A public memorial service is planned for May 9, in honor of former Surprise Mayor Joan Shafer, who passed away on Monday.
Former Mayor Joan Shafer dies Former Mayor Joan Shafer dies
Recently retired Surprise Mayor Joan Shafer, the city’s first publicly elected mayor and only woman mayor, died this morning at approximately 7:15.
Youth Girl’s Volleyball Registration Going On Now! Youth Girl’s Volleyball Registration Going On Now!
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is gearing up for another season of Youth Girls Volleyball League, which will begin early June.
163rd Avenue roadway replacement work set for April 15 163rd Avenue roadway replacement work set for April 15
Crews will begin replacing the top layer of 163rd Avenue, from Grand Avenue to just south of Jomax Road, starting on April 15.
Grand Canyon University Baseball Series at Surprise Recreation Campus Grand Canyon University Baseball Series at Surprise Recreation Campus
The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department is hosting the Grand Canyon University Baseball Series, April 18-20, at the Surprise Recreation Campus.
Greasewood Street closure for utility installation Greasewood Street closure for utility installation
Greasewood Street will be closed between Smokey Drive and the wash, just south of Bola Drive, starting on Wednesday, April 9.
Understanding Your Credit Score- Surprise offers free class Understanding Your Credit Score- Surprise offers free class
The city of Surprise, in partnership with Credit Union West, is offering a series of financial fitness courses free to residents and employees.
Surprise to thank library art mural volunteers Surprise to thank library art mural volunteers
The City of Surprise will dedicate the Northwest Library Art Mural on Thursday, April 17, and officially thank the many volunteers that helped design and fabricate “Reflections of Surprise.”
Marko named to Surprise Transportation Commission Marko named to Surprise Transportation Commission
The Surprise City Council has appointed Sharon Marko to serve on the Surprise Transportation Commission, which advises Council on transportation-related items.
Surprise Council to consider new ordinance to control dust, other particulate pollution Surprise Council to consider new ordinance to control dust, other particulate pollution
The Surprise City Council will consider new PM-10 dust-control standards for the city at its next regular meeting in accordance with state law which requires city, county and state agencies to adopt compliance measures.
April 12: Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Surprise April 12: Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Surprise
) Looking to get rid of old paint cans, computers, or motor oil? Surprise residents can drop them off at the Surprise Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, April 12.
Green Surprise Web site debuts Green Surprise Web site debuts
At the newly-launched Green Surprise Web page you can learn more about what the city is doing to build a Sustainable Surprise.
City of Surprise competes in West Valley Special Olympics Track and Field Meet City of Surprise competes in West Valley Special Olympics Track and Field Meet
The City of Surprise took another step forward in expanding its recreation opportunities for adults by competing in the West Valley Special Olympics Track and Field Meet on Friday, March 21.
Public invited to West Valley Livability Summit April 11 Public invited to West Valley Livability Summit April 11
The public is welcome to attend the Leadership West “West Valley Summit: Spotlight on Livability” event on Friday April 11 at Peoria’s Rio Vista Recreation Center.
Bell Road slurry patch work planned April 8 - 10 Bell Road slurry patch work planned April 8 - 10
A good portion of Bell Road, west of Grand Avenue, in Surprise will undergo slurry patching from April 8 – 10
April 3 Special Work Session Agenda Online Posting Delay April 3 Special Work Session Agenda Online Posting Delay
Due to ongoing upgrades to the City of Surprise Online Agenda System, the agenda for the April 3 Special Work Session has not been posted.
How your neighbors view the future of Surprise How your neighbors view the future of Surprise
Surprise residents and those living within the city’s 300 square mile General Planning Area have been sharing their thoughts about the city’s future and you can read their ideas online.
Surprise Streets Crew Clean Up with Awards Surprise Streets Crew Clean Up with Awards
Surprise street crews competed against street crews from cities across Arizona in six different industry-related events.
City Council, Surprise 11 now live on internet City Council, Surprise 11 now live on internet
If you have internet access, you can now view live city council meetings and other Surprise-oriented programs as the city’s award winning cable TV channel debuts live on www.surpriseaz.com
Public Meeting to Discuss Skate Park Policies Public Meeting to Discuss Skate Park Policies
The City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services Advisory Board and the Teen Advisory Board will host a joint meeting to discuss and present the proposed operation policies for Surprise’s first skate park.
Get Surprise traffic alerts via cell phone or e-mail Get Surprise traffic alerts via cell phone or e-mail
Traffic is a fact of life in this city of more than 100,000. Now, the Surprise is using the internet and cellular technology to give residents real time alerts on fender benders and tie-ups.
Surprise Super Swap Meet- a bargain shopper’s dream Surprise Super Swap Meet- a bargain shopper’s dream
Bargain shoppers will want to make plans to attend the Surprise Super Outdoor Swap Meet on April 12, at the Surprise Aquatics Center Parking Lot, 15831 N. Bullard Avenue.
April Pool Days to be held in Surprise April Pool Days to be held in Surprise
Keeping children safe around water is why the Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department and the Surprise Fire Department are hosting “April Pool Days,” on April 1 and 2.
Surprise Community Park playground to be resurfaced Surprise Community Park playground to be resurfaced
The playground at Surprise Community Park, 15953 N. Bullard Avenue, will be closed April 7 – 11 for resurfacing.
Vendors invited to showcase wares in Surprise Going Green Home and Garden Fair Vendors invited to showcase wares in Surprise Going Green Home and Garden Fair
Surprise Water Services will host a “Going Green Home and Garden Fair,” May 3, at City Hall and vendors with environmentally-friendly products and services are invited to participate, at no cost.
Neighborhood groups can book their own General Plan meeting- 2 new meetings also planned Neighborhood groups can book their own General Plan meeting- 2 new meetings also planned
Local homeowner’s associations, neighborhood and community groups can schedule their own General Plan Outreach meeting with Surprise Planning staff.
2008 Spring Training Schedule Changes 2008 Spring Training Schedule Changes
A reminder to baseball fans that the March 20 and March 24 games at Surprise Stadium will be played at 6:05 p.m.
Official Result: Hall to represent Surprise District 6 Official Result: Hall to represent Surprise District 6
Skip Hall will be the new Surprise City Council Member representing District 6, according to the unofficial March 11 recall election results.
Surprise Streets Crew to compete in rodeo Surprise Streets Crew to compete in rodeo
Hoping to add to last year’s success, the Public Works' Streets Division will participate once again compete in the Tom Sheetz Memorial Roads & Streets Maintenance Rodeo, on March 27.
Surprise debuts Tourism Web site Surprise debuts Tourism Web site
With so many great things to do in Surprise, from touring local museums, to catching a Spring Training game at Surprise Stadium, or hiking the White Tank Mountains, it is time to share with the world all the great offerings here.
Babe Ruth’s Daughter to Attend Cal Ripken / Babe Ruth Day at Surprise Stadium Babe Ruth’s Daughter to Attend Cal Ripken / Babe Ruth Day at Surprise Stadium
This Saturday’s Cal Ripken Baseball / Babe Ruth Softball Day at Surprise Stadium will include a special guest appearance by Mrs. Julia Ruth Stevens, the last-surviving daughter of the late Babe Ruth.
Unofficial Result: Hall to represent Surprise District 6 Unofficial Result: Hall to represent Surprise District 6
Skip Hall will be the new Surprise City Council Member representing District 6, according to the unofficial March 11 recall election results.
Preliminary results for District 6 special recall election Preliminary results for District 6 special recall election
The city of Surprise has received preliminary results from the Maricopa County Recorder's Office of the mail-in recall election for Surprise city council District 6.
Surprise Street Sweeping new Spring hours announced Surprise Street Sweeping new Spring hours announced
On April 1, the Surprise Street Sweeping times will change to the spring and summer hours of 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
District 3’s John Williams joins Surprise bloggers District 3’s John Williams joins Surprise bloggers
District 3 City Council member John Williams has joined three other elected officials in blogging about life as a city council member on his web site.
Wanted: Your input on the Surprise General Plan Wanted: Your input on the Surprise General Plan
Surprise neighbors and those now living in the city’s 300 square mile planning area shared their ideas for the city’s future at recent Community Outreach meetings.
Surprise offers free First Time Home Buying Class Surprise offers free First Time Home Buying Class
Buying a home can be stressful, even more so if you are a first-time homebuyer. A March 27 class, offered by the city of Surprise, is designed to help smooth the process.
What your neighbors are saying about the city’s future What your neighbors are saying about the city’s future
Did you make it out to last night’s Surprise General Plan Outreach Meeting? If not- you missed out on hearing how your neighbors would like to see the city grow. But, your voice can still be heard at a Saturday event or online!
Share your ideas- General Plan Public Meeting March 5