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Police Officer receives National Award from the VFW Police Officer receives National Award from the VFW
Surprise Police Officer Wendy Klarkowski was an honored recipient of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 285’s National Law Enforcement Public Service Citation.
Bullard Ave survey results are in; 9/8 next public meeting Bullard Ave survey results are in; 9/8 next public meeting
The discussion will continue in a second public meeting on Tuesday, September 8
Info on voter registration, election dates & more as fall election cycle approaches Info on voter registration, election dates & more as fall election cycle approaches
From registration to voting – we have the dates and details for you!
Council says ‘yes’ to 2016 Fine Art and Wine Festival Council says ‘yes’ to 2016 Fine Art and Wine Festival
Agrees to allocate tourism funds to market the event in national publications.
Bullard Ave. Survey Results & Public Meetings Bullard Ave. Survey Results & Public Meetings
The results of a public survey regarding the traffic-calming project on Bullard Avenue between Greenway and Peoria are in.
City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Program offers financial assistance to income-qualified applicants who purchase a foreclosed bank-owned home in Surprise.
Movie Night at Surprise Stadium returns in September Movie Night at Surprise Stadium returns in September
Free showings of fun family films scheduled for Sept. 12 & 26!
Police, students, and local companies come together for "Project Hydrate" Police, students, and local companies come together for "Project Hydrate"
Over 15,000 water bottles were collected to help combat St. Mary's Food Bank water bottle shortage.
Bullard Avenue public meetings to reveal survey results on traffic changes Bullard Avenue public meetings to reveal survey results on traffic changes
Residents are encouraged to attend two public meetings in which survey results regarding the recent changes to Bullard Avenue, Greenway to Peoria, will be discussed.
Fall Clean-up Event Sept. 12, free for Surprise residents Fall Clean-up Event Sept. 12, free for Surprise residents
Event runs from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Landfill.
Fall youth sports registration begins Sept. 8; Volunteer opportunities available Fall youth sports registration begins Sept. 8; Volunteer opportunities available
Registration will include girls’ volleyball, Babe Ruth softball and Cal Ripken tee-ball and baseball.
Registration underway for fall tennis lessons, age 10 & under Registration underway for fall tennis lessons, age 10 & under
A structured and fun framework for learning tennis, utilizing equipment and court dimensions that are age and skill appropriate.
City’s Back to School Supply Drive a success City’s Back to School Supply Drive a success
Thanks to residents and staff, the City was able to donate an estimated $1,500 worth of school supplies!
Share thoughts on proposed update to land use planning at Sept. 9 public meeting Share thoughts on proposed update to land use planning at Sept. 9 public meeting
The presentation will include description and discussion of the proposed Land Use Map, Character Areas, potential sub-area overlays and more.
City seeking talented seniors for Surprise Senior Idol show City seeking talented seniors for Surprise Senior Idol show
Registration forms must be received by Sept. 25. Show is Oct. 14.
Bullard Avenue survey online; 2 public meetings planned Bullard Avenue survey online; 2 public meetings planned
City offers free class on Essentials of Estate Planning City offers free class on Essentials of Estate Planning
Tuesday, September 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Surprise City Hall
Overnight closure of Grand Avenue near Loop 303 scheduled for Aug. 19 Overnight closure of Grand Avenue near Loop 303 scheduled for Aug. 19
Drivers will need to consider alternate routes beginning 9 p.m. August 19 to 5 a.m. August 20.
Surprise Aquatic Center features dive-in movie, fall swim lesson registration Surprise Aquatic Center features dive-in movie, fall swim lesson registration
Lesson registration begins today for Scorecard Members and Wednesday for all other Residents.
Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions
Surprise is currently accepting applications for Board/Commissions. All positions are voluntary.
Promotional booth space available for Surprise Fiesta Grande! Promotional booth space available for Surprise Fiesta Grande!
The community celebration will take place Saturday, Oct. 17 from 2-10 p.m.
Surprise accepting funding applications for Community Outreach Program  Surprise accepting funding applications for Community Outreach Program
A pre-application meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. App deadline is Sept. 16.
Overnight closings on Cotton Lane begin August 17 Overnight closings on Cotton Lane begin August 17
Motorists should consider alternate routes between the hours of 9 pm - 5 am.
Surprise Public Safety launches veteran preference recruitment policy Surprise Public Safety launches veteran preference recruitment policy
The City of Surprise Fire-Medical and Police Departments now offer preference points for military service veterans applying as firefighter and police recruits.
City to host information meeting regarding recent changes on Bullard Avenue City to host information meeting regarding recent changes on Bullard Avenue
The City of Surprise invites the public to attend a community information meeting regarding the recent speed limit and striping changes along Bullard Avenue, Greenway to Peoria avenues.
Tot Time Program combines fun & learning for children ages 3-5! Tot Time Program combines fun & learning for children ages 3-5!
Program runs Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – Noon beginning Sept. 8.
Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance
Work begins Monday, Aug. 17 and will occur between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.
New hours for the Northwest Regional Library beginning August 31 New hours for the Northwest Regional Library beginning August 31
The library will close at 8 pm Monday-Thursday but will now have extended hours on Sundays.
Surprise MVD to reopen August 10 Surprise MVD to reopen August 10
The newly renovated office now has a larger customer waiting area and an upgraded air conditioning system.
Surprise Retail Survey Results are in Surprise Retail Survey Results are in
See which restaurants and retailers topped the most-desired list!
Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes Surprise offers free weekend landscape classes
Classes cover year-round color, irrigation and preparing your plants for winter.
Mayor Wolcott proclaims August Drowning Impact Awareness Month Mayor Wolcott proclaims August Drowning Impact Awareness Month
Month aimed at encouraging safety around water and promoting awareness.
Update on Surprise Farms Park Upgrades Update on Surprise Farms Park Upgrades
Dog park to be located on the western edge of the park.
Free Spay & Neuter Clinic August 3 Free Spay & Neuter Clinic August 3
Limited to the first 40 cats or dogs. Appointments are required.
Surprise announces surplus auction August 22 Surprise announces surplus auction August 22
Surplus consists of miscellaneous office equipment.
Mayor Wolcott encourages residents to participate in city’s Back to School Supply Drive Mayor Wolcott encourages residents to participate in city’s Back to School Supply Drive
City of Surprise accepting parade entries for inaugural Veterans Day Parade City of Surprise accepting parade entries for inaugural Veterans Day Parade
Share your patriotic spirit by applying to enter the parade! Entries are due Oct. 28.
Bell Road Sidewalk project to begin in August Bell Road Sidewalk project to begin in August
Eastbound curb lane restrictions will be required during the project.
Overnight closures of Grand Avenue near Loop 303 scheduled for Monday and Tuesday Overnight closures of Grand Avenue near Loop 303 scheduled for Monday and Tuesday
Grand Ave will be closed in both directions on July 27 and July 28 from 9 pm - 5 am.
Free Class: Understanding and Protecting Your IRA Free Class: Understanding and Protecting Your IRA
Aug. 25, 10-11:30 a.m. For anyone interested in an IRA or already using one for retirement.
Safety improvements coming to Bullard Safety improvements coming to Bullard
Summer fun continues at the Surprise Aquatic Center Summer fun continues at the Surprise Aquatic Center
Contact Community and Recreation Services if you have questions about the Dive in Movie or fall swim lessons.
Police to increase traffic enforcement in school zones Police to increase traffic enforcement in school zones
Enhanced enforcement will begin Aug. 5 to help keep students & parents safe.
Short closures of Loop 303 near Grand Avenue scheduled this week (July 21-24) Short closures of Loop 303 near Grand Avenue scheduled this week (July 21-24)
Drivers can expect short delays in the area for the remainder of the week.
Last week of registration for Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football Last week of registration for Fall Youth Soccer and Flag Football
Special Saturday registration on July 25 from 8 – 11 a.m. at the Community & Recreation Services Office.
Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance
Landscapers will begin work at Reems Rd. & move west for approx. five weeks, stopping just west of Citrus Rd.
Surprise Police offer back to school safety tips Surprise Police offer back to school safety tips
Parents reminded to talk with children about roadway dangers.
Chance of heavy rain; free sandbags available for flood protection Chance of heavy rain; free sandbags available for flood protection
Sand and bags available at 10 locations around Surprise.
Special Community and Recreation Services Advisory Commission Meeting July 16 Special Community and Recreation Services Advisory Commission Meeting July 16
City staff will provide an update on Surprise Farms Community Park improvements.
Registration open for free class on annuities Registration open for free class on annuities
The class will be held at City Hall on Tuesday, August 11 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Surprise builds home, fulfills dream for family Surprise builds home, fulfills dream for family
City leadership and staff attend key exchange ceremony for local family's new home.
Registration for fall recreational, competitive youth sports leagues now open Registration for fall recreational, competitive youth sports leagues now open
Registration dates are July 6-25 with a Special Saturday Registration on July 25 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Community and Recreation Services office. Registration is also available on-line at www.surpriseaz.gov/recreation.
Cleaner Living, Cleaner Water campaign focuses on Surprise stormwater Cleaner Living, Cleaner Water campaign focuses on Surprise stormwater
Learn how to help keep our stormwater clean!
Grand Ave closure starting Friday 7/10 near Loop 303 Grand Ave closure starting Friday 7/10 near Loop 303
Grand Ave will be closed from Loop 303 to Sunrise Blvd. /RH Johnson Blvd. from 9 pm on 7/10 to 5 am on 7/13.
Team Building: Surprise announces new police chief; former chief takes new city role Team Building: Surprise announces new police chief; former chief takes new city role
South bound Bullard Avenue closure – Tierra Buena to Greenway South bound Bullard Avenue closure – Tierra Buena to Greenway
The south bound lane will be closed from July 7 to July 15, between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Surprise announces surplus auction July 11 Surprise announces surplus auction July 11
Photos and descriptions may be obtained at the auction website www.sierraauction.com.
Surprise judge appointed to AZ Supreme Court council Surprise judge appointed to AZ Supreme Court council
Judge Dominguez will assist the AZ Supreme Court with judicial oversight beginning July 1.
Surprise Police volunteer program wins award for outstanding achievement Surprise Police volunteer program wins award for outstanding achievement
Program won the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police Award for Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs.
Bullard Avenue sidewalk closure – Greenway to Tierra Buena Bullard Avenue sidewalk closure – Greenway to Tierra Buena
The closure is expected to last through the month of July.
Surprise Police to unveil permanent drug collection unit June 27 Surprise Police to unveil permanent drug collection unit June 27
Unit will provide a way to safely disposal of unwanted, unused, or expired medication at any time.
32nd Annual 4th of July Celebration in Surprise 32nd Annual 4th of July Celebration in Surprise
Music, baseball, food & fireworks for July 4th! Free admission with a canned food donation.
Little Curator Summer Art Camp - Register Now! Little Curator Summer Art Camp - Register Now!
This fun-filled camp, for ages 6-14, runs July 6-10. Half-day & full-day sessions available.
Week-long closure of 140th Ave in Veramonte begins June 22 Week-long closure of 140th Ave in Veramonte begins June 22
Tickets for Surprise’s 4th of July Pool Celebration on sale Monday Tickets for Surprise’s 4th of July Pool Celebration on sale Monday
Celebrate poolside at the Surprise Aquatic Center with a view of the city fireworks show!
UPDATED - Plan Ahead: Grand Ave closure starting Saturday 6/27 near Loop 303 UPDATED - Plan Ahead: Grand Ave closure starting Saturday 6/27 near Loop 303
Grand Ave will be closed from Loop 303 to Sunrise Blvd. /RH Johnson Blvd. from 1 a.m. on 6/27 to 5 a.m. on 6/29.
Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise Celebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise
Get the details on permitted dates, acceptable types & more.
Youth baseball summer tournament season kicks off Youth baseball summer tournament season kicks off
This week, the Surprise Recreation Campus will host the first two of 11 scheduled summer tournaments.
Surprise gets green light for city-run ambulance service Surprise gets green light for city-run ambulance service
Surprise-Fire Medical has received approval on its Certificate of Need Application.
Greenway Road sidewalk ramp project begins Monday Greenway Road sidewalk ramp project begins Monday
Daytime lane restrictions between June 15-26.
Grand Ave lane restrictions on Saturday near Loop 303 Grand Ave lane restrictions on Saturday near Loop 303
Grand Ave will be restricted in both directions from 1 a.m. to Noon Saturday, June 13 near Loop 303.
Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp awards new student entrepreneurs, Bulldog Drives Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp awards new student entrepreneurs, Bulldog Drives
Arizona Charter Academy students win tablets and $2,000 to launch their business on their school's campus.
Straightforward Facts of Annuities class June 23 Straightforward Facts of Annuities class June 23
Register today for this free class!
Surprise Police to host Crime Prevention Fair June 27 Surprise Police to host Crime Prevention Fair June 27
Mark your calendar! The event is happening Saturday, June 27 from 1 – 5 p.m. in the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium.
Surprise hosts Teen Sunset Basketball on Saturday nights Surprise hosts Teen Sunset Basketball on Saturday nights
Admission is free. Teams or individuals can play from 7-11pm at Countryside Rec Center.
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts dive-in movie featuring “Paddington” Surprise Aquatic Center hosts dive-in movie featuring “Paddington”
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 13!
Council adopts FY16 Budget Council adopts FY16 Budget
Loop 303 & Grand lane restrictions 6/5 – 6/8 Loop 303 & Grand lane restrictions 6/5 – 6/8
Grand Ave. will be reduced to a single lane in each direction from 163rd Ave. to west of RH Johnson Blvd.
Surprise Fire-Medical receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award Surprise Fire-Medical receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award
UPDATED: Surprise Senior Center improvements begin June 8; Center will be closed Monday UPDATED: Surprise Senior Center improvements begin June 8; Center will be closed Monday
Projects include new air conditioning units and interior construction that will reconfigure the space.
Surprise seeking applications for voluntary commissions Surprise seeking applications for voluntary commissions
Residents invited to attend Community Emergency Response Team training Residents invited to attend Community Emergency Response Team training
For residents interested in learning how to help in an emergency or disaster situation.
Surprise Recreation kicks off summer programs this week Surprise Recreation kicks off summer programs this week
A variety of youth sports leagues, programs, camps and special events begin this week and run through the summer.
Truth in Taxation Hearing set for June 2 at City Hall Truth in Taxation Hearing set for June 2 at City Hall
Surprise Youth Sports softball participants advance to state Pitch, Hit and Run Competition Surprise Youth Sports softball participants advance to state Pitch, Hit and Run Competition
Congratulations to Caitlin Callaway, Brooke Cohee and Brianna Cohee!
Surprise Police remind youth to follow curfew Surprise Police remind youth to follow curfew
Under 18? Curfew is 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and Midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Surprise employee recognized as 2015 Treatment Plant Operator of the Year Surprise employee recognized as 2015 Treatment Plant Operator of the Year
Award presented by the AZ Water Association.
Free workshop: Essentials of Estate Planning Free workshop: Essentials of Estate Planning
Learn how to simplify estate planning and create a wealth transfer legacy by attending a workshop on June 9.
See the preferred concept for public art at Bell and Grand; give input! See the preferred concept for public art at Bell and Grand; give input!
Design centers on the agave plant and uses paint, light, sculptured concrete and metal fencing.
Transportation Update: Bell Road curb lane restrictions and speed limit to change on Bullard Transportation Update: Bell Road curb lane restrictions and speed limit to change on Bullard
EB Bell restrictions begin May 28. Bullard speed limit change, south of Greenway, set for summer.
IRIS USA Breaks Ground for New Manufacturing, Distribution, Office Complex IRIS USA Breaks Ground for New Manufacturing, Distribution, Office Complex
The new 420,000-square-foot facility will initially employ approximately 100 people.
National Emergency Medical Services Week National Emergency Medical Services Week
Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy Registration opens for Fall HOA Academy
Academy is open to West Valley HOA board members, management company staff and homeowners.
Surprise to offer volleyball open gym beginning May 26 Surprise to offer volleyball open gym beginning May 26
Locations include Kingswood Elementary and Villanueva Rec Center.
Surprise announces surplus auction June 13 Surprise announces surplus auction June 13
Auction items may include surplus office and fleet items.
Surprise Stadium - 2015 AIA Division III State Baseball Playoffs Postponed Surprise Stadium - 2015 AIA Division III State Baseball Playoffs Postponed
Games will be rescheduled for Saturday, May 16.
Teen Pool Party canceled due to inclement weather Teen Pool Party canceled due to inclement weather
Next Teen Night event is scheduled for June 19.
Surprise recognizes Public Works Week May 17-23 Surprise recognizes Public Works Week May 17-23
Mayor Wolcott will officially claim that week in honor of Public Works during Tuesday's City Council Meeting.
Help decide the future look of city parks and development Help decide the future look of city parks and development
New online survey covers topics ranging from architectural and landscape design to park amenities.
Community & Recreation programs canceled due to ongoing police situation Community & Recreation programs canceled due to ongoing police situation
Community Park, Aquatics Center and baseball fields and related programs canceled today.
Second phase of Census testing underway Second phase of Census testing underway
Census workers to visit homes that have not completed survey through June 23.
Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool open May 23! Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool open May 23!
Summer passes are available for purchase.
Surprise Police launch new crime tip hotline Surprise Police launch new crime tip hotline
New hotline and email allow you to provide anonymous information on criminal activity in Surprise.
Register for swim lessons and classes Register for swim lessons and classes
All levels of swim lessons are being offered.
Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party  Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party
May 2, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Includes music, games, prizes, arts & crafts and pool play!
Bring a Bag, Use a Bag; Pet owners can go green Bring a Bag, Use a Bag; Pet owners can go green
Donate extra plastic shopping bags for pet clean-up in our city parks!
Surprise Fire-Medical Department awarded 2015 GOHS grants Surprise Fire-Medical Department awarded 2015 GOHS grants
Surprise team member named “2015 Economic Developer of the Year” Surprise team member named “2015 Economic Developer of the Year”
Economic Development Manager Mike Hoover received the award in the Large Community category.
Surprise Hosting 2015 NCAA Division II Tennis Championships May 13-16 Surprise Hosting 2015 NCAA Division II Tennis Championships May 13-16
The team championships will bring the top 32 men’s and women’s Division II teams to Surprise!
Surprise wins Age-Friendly Community Competition Surprise wins Age-Friendly Community Competition
The city will receive $5,000 in grant funds to support age-friendly programs.
Free Class: Preserving, Protecting & Understanding your IRA Free Class: Preserving, Protecting & Understanding your IRA
Class is May 19, 10-11:30 a.m. Reserve your spot today!
Help bring shopping, dining to Surprise through Retail Survey Help bring shopping, dining to Surprise through Retail Survey
Survey-takers can also enter our Gift Card Giveaway!
Service Arizona kiosk now open at Surprise City Court Service Arizona kiosk now open at Surprise City Court
Offers an alternative to the Surprise MVD office, which is temporarily closed for renovations.
Narrowing down Bell-Grand public art concepts- Tell us what you think Narrowing down Bell-Grand public art concepts- Tell us what you think
May 18 is the day to see the preferred concept and share your thoughts.
Surprise police, partners host Mental Health Community Engagement event May 7 Surprise police, partners host Mental Health Community Engagement event May 7
Receive mental health information and learn about alternatives to a police response during a mental health crisis.
Registration for youth basketball and sports summer camps begins May 4 Registration for youth basketball and sports summer camps begins May 4
Surprise is also looking for volunteer youth basketball coaches.
Free annuities workshop May 13 Free annuities workshop May 13
Learn what annuities are and if they are right for you.
Community invited to Surprise Safety Day event May 2 Community invited to Surprise Safety Day event May 2
Safety Day will be held from 8-11 a.m. at the Surprise Aquatic Center.
Surprise recreational swim & dive team tryouts May 2; club team accepting new members Surprise recreational swim & dive team tryouts May 2; club team accepting new members
Rec team tryouts are being held Saturday at the Surprise Aquatic Center from 8-11 a.m.
Surprise City Hall to host Job Fair May 8 Surprise City Hall to host Job Fair May 8
Six companies will be recruiting from 8 a.m. - Noon.
Council receives FY16 City Manager Recommended Budget Council receives FY16 City Manager Recommended Budget
Northwest Regional Library closed rest of today Northwest Regional Library closed rest of today
Library to reopen 9 a.m., April 22.
Community invited to workshop on Land Use Planning April 28 Community invited to workshop on Land Use Planning April 28
Plus, help select preferred design concepts for neighborhoods, parks & open spaces, housing and architectural styles.
City seeking volunteers for Lizard Run Park clean-up May 2 City seeking volunteers for Lizard Run Park clean-up May 2
Volunteers will help with trash pick-up and general landscaping.
Surprise Super Swap Meet this Saturday! Surprise Super Swap Meet this Saturday!
Over 70 vendors will be selling new and used goods in the Surprise Aquatic Center parking lot!
Share input on art concepts for future Bell & Grand interchange Share input on art concepts for future Bell & Grand interchange
Concepts range from images of the agave, to faces of Surprise residents, to real & conceptual lifelines.
Surprise-based Athena Wireless Communications acquired by Google Surprise-based Athena Wireless Communications acquired by Google
Working out of AZ TechCelerator, Athena Wireless develops high capacity wireless connectivity systems.
Surprise Police warn against leaving kids, pets in hot vehicles Surprise Police warn against leaving kids, pets in hot vehicles
Police launch “Hot Cars Can Kill” campaign.
Road construction update Road construction update
Project Connect to provide on-site assistance for families in need Apr. 16 Project Connect to provide on-site assistance for families in need Apr. 16
Assistance will be provided for housing, utilities, medical care and more!
City offers Fair Housing Act training Apr. 30 City offers Fair Housing Act training Apr. 30
Learn about the laws and policies in place to protect the right to fair housing.
Council approves 500K renovation for city’s business incubator Council approves 500K renovation for city’s business incubator
Following the upgrades, the city will launch two new start-up business programs at the campus.
Registration opens for girls’ volleyball league & summer camp Registration opens for girls’ volleyball league & summer camp
For girls ages 7-15. Online and in person registration available.
Movie Night at Surprise Recreation Campus April 11 Movie Night at Surprise Recreation Campus April 11
Free showing of The Boxtrolls - rated PG.
Online input opportunity to share your ideas on potential capital improvement projects Online input opportunity to share your ideas on potential capital improvement projects
Review lists of potential projects, and share which ones matter most to you!
ADOT: Surprise MVD office to temporarily close for interior renovation ADOT: Surprise MVD office to temporarily close for interior renovation
Renovations begin April 13. Self-service kiosk will be located at Surprise City Court.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for April 11 Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for April 11
Get rid of unwanted paint, electronics and other hazardous waste at this free collection event.
Surprise Spring Egg-stravaganza hops in April 4 Surprise Spring Egg-stravaganza hops in April 4
Join the search for more than 50,000 candy & toy-filled plastic eggs!
City encourages residents to “Shop Surprise, Shape Surprise” City encourages residents to “Shop Surprise, Shape Surprise”
Local sales tax makes up nearly 40% of the city’s General Fund revenues.
Median improvements at 175th & Waddell to improve safety Median improvements at 175th & Waddell to improve safety
Work set for March 30 - April 3.
Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Meeting moved to April 9 Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Meeting moved to April 9
Public meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall, Council Chambers.
Surprise part of online Census testing Surprise part of online Census testing
Households that receive the postcard are required by U.S. law to respond to the survey by April 1.
Essentials of Estate Planning Essentials of Estate Planning
Learn how to preserve your assets at a free class on April 14.
New City department hosts Open House on March 28 New City department hosts Open House on March 28
Meet the Human Service and Community Vitality Department, and enjoy food, beverages and a tour of the facility!
West Valley Babe Ruth League registration continues through March 27 West Valley Babe Ruth League registration continues through March 27
The league will play a 16-game season that will start in late April.
Vendor spaces still available for Surprise Super Swap Meet- April 18 Vendor spaces still available for Surprise Super Swap Meet- April 18
Proceeds from the rental fees support senior programs.
Registration opens for Surprise Teen Leadership Summit Registration opens for Surprise Teen Leadership Summit
City and DUSD team up to host free leadership summit on April 23.
City’s Pavement Preservation Program schedule and maps released online City’s Pavement Preservation Program schedule and maps released online
The Surprise Public Works Department will begin its annual Pavement Preservation Program on March 23.
Free CCC/CPR Classes offered in Surprise Free CCC/CPR Classes offered in Surprise
Surprise Fire-Medical will be offering free Continuous Chest Compression Only/CPR (CCC-CPR) classes in April, June and July.
Council OKs agreement with WHAM Art Association Council OKs agreement with WHAM Art Association
Agreement keeps WHAM in facility on Dysart.
Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission
There are new opportunities to support your community.
Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee sets first meeting Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee sets first meeting
Join us! March 18, 6 p.m., City Hall- Council Chambers.
Surprise participates in Fix-A-Leak Week March 16-22 Surprise participates in Fix-A-Leak Week March 16-22
Get tips on checking for and fixing household leaks.
Surprise Literacy Challenge winners announced Surprise Literacy Challenge winners announced
Sixty classrooms from across Surprise accepted a four-month reading challenge in November, and the results are in!
Heritage District Overlay Community Workshop Mar.18 Heritage District Overlay Community Workshop Mar.18
City planners will work with attendees in a hands-on approach to help create visual concepts for the Heritage District Overlay.
City of Surprise brings local arts scene online City of Surprise brings local arts scene online
City launches www.surpriseaz.gov/arts
Spring swim lesson registration opens Spring swim lesson registration opens
Registration opens today for scorecard holders and March 11 for all other residents.
Veramonte Neighborhood Park Groundbreaking Event March 14 Veramonte Neighborhood Park Groundbreaking Event March 14
The Veramonte Neighborhood Park will feature restrooms, a splash pad, a parking lot and other park amenities.
Surprise Police to host “Bike Rodeo” Surprise Police to host “Bike Rodeo”
An event designed to teach the skills needed to ride safely.
Public invited to voter participation forum March 26 Public invited to voter participation forum March 26
Presentation and brainstorm session designed to stimulate ideas on how to increase accessibility and ease of voting.
Free workshop: Preserving, Protecting and Understanding your IRA Free workshop: Preserving, Protecting and Understanding your IRA
Learn strategies to help with retirement planning at a free workshop on March 24.
City opens summer jobs program for teens City opens summer jobs program for teens
The City of Surprise is offering a summer job program for income-eligible Surprise residents between the ages of 15 – 19.
Fitch upgrades Surprise MPC bonds; issues stable outlook Fitch upgrades Surprise MPC bonds; issues stable outlook
Improved debt structure drives the upgrade.
Spring Clean-up Event March 14, free for Surprise residents Spring Clean-up Event March 14, free for Surprise residents
Residents can drop off up to 2,000 pounds of residential waste at the Northwest Regional Landfill from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet- April 18 Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet- April 18
Proceeds from the rental fees support senior programs.
Surprise announces surplus auction March 14 Surprise announces surplus auction March 14
Photos and descriptions may be obtained at the auction website www.sierraauction.com.
Surprise Farms Community Park Groundbreaking Event February 28 Surprise Farms Community Park Groundbreaking Event February 28
Completed park to include splash pad, dog park, skate park & more!
Share input on Bell & Grand traffic interchange art project Share input on Bell & Grand traffic interchange art project
Public meetings planned for March 9 &10.
Free Workshop: Straightforward Facts of Annuities Free Workshop: Straightforward Facts of Annuities
Two workshop times available! March 10 at 10 a.m. and March 17 at 4 p.m.
Surprise offers Spring Break Camp, Sports Camps Surprise offers Spring Break Camp, Sports Camps
Applications are being accepted now.
Residents invited to attend Community Emergency Response Team training Residents invited to attend Community Emergency Response Team training
Surprise is offering free training for residents interested in learning how to help in an emergency or disaster situation.
HOA Summit: connecting the City with HOA community leaders  HOA Summit: connecting the City with HOA community leaders
The City of Surprise is proud to host its next HOA Summit on Thursday, March 26.
Council ok’s formation of committee to vet potential bond projects Council ok’s formation of committee to vet potential bond projects
The Surprise City Council voted to form the Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee to provide recommendations regarding the use of general obligation bonds in funding capital improvement projects.
City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program City accepting applications for Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Housing program helps with down payment & closing costs.
IRIS USA and Japanese parent selects Surprise for Western US Regional Headquarters IRIS USA and Japanese parent selects Surprise for Western US Regional Headquarters
100 new jobs, nearly $40 million investment.
Big 12/Pac-12 Spring Training Baseball Challenge hits Surprise Stadium this week Big 12/Pac-12 Spring Training Baseball Challenge hits Surprise Stadium this week
Baseball fans can experience NCAA Baseball Feb. 19-22.
2015 State of City 2015 State of City
Mayor Sharon Wolcott’s 2015 State of the City Address was filled with breaking news and a vision for growing the city’s future through jobs, preservation, art and more.
Crews continue repairs to 163rd Ave sinkhole Crews continue repairs to 163rd Ave sinkhole
Broken irrigation line the cause.
Surprise announces surplus auction February 28 Surprise announces surplus auction February 28
The auction will be held February 28, 2015 at Sierra Auction.
Surprise seeks Senior Center volunteers Surprise seeks Senior Center volunteers
The City is seeking volunteers to assist with food service at the Surprise Senior Center.
Surprise Spring Training College Baseball Classic slides in Feb.13-16 Surprise Spring Training College Baseball Classic slides in Feb.13-16
Surprise Stadium will host Oregon State, Michigan State, Northwestern and University of New Mexico.
Babe Ruth Baseball League registration begins Feb. 9 Babe Ruth Baseball League registration begins Feb. 9
Individual and team registration will be open until March 27.
Surprise, AZ named the national finalist in America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Award Surprise, AZ named the national finalist in America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Award
Surprise offers business academy in March Surprise offers business academy in March
Surprise Business Academy is a free program designed to educate new and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Surprise hosts Teen Formal Dance Feb. 13 Surprise hosts Teen Formal Dance Feb. 13
For 6th-8th graders. $7 admission.
Surprise taps Michael Celaya to lead its new human service department; welcomes Nicole Lance to the Surprise taps Michael Celaya to lead its new human service department; welcomes Nicole Lance to the
Surprise, AZ (January 30, 2015) In support of City Council policies to better engage with residents and improve overall quality of life, City Manager Bob Wingenroth today announced key changes in the city’s organizational structure.
Rain in forecast, changes to city sand bag locations Rain in forecast, changes to city sand bag locations
Free sand and bags are available at various city locations.
Surprise offers free estate planning class Feb. 24 Surprise offers free estate planning class Feb. 24
From taxes to power of attorney, this class will cover the essentials of estate planning.
Bell Road restrictions near El Mirage planned for median alteration project Bell Road restrictions near El Mirage planned for median alteration project
Beginning the week of February 2, crews will begin altering the median on Bell Road, just east of the El Mirage Road intersection.
Free workshop: How to protect & enhance your financial estate Free workshop: How to protect & enhance your financial estate
Get educated on safe money principles at a free workshop on February 10 at Surprise City Hall.
Residents invited to take Heritage District survey Residents invited to take Heritage District survey
Survey will help determine the types of facilities, services and elements you would like to see in the Original Town Site.
Funding assistance available to Surprise residents for exterior home paint projects Funding assistance available to Surprise residents for exterior home paint projects
Eligible applicants will receive a $150 gift card to supplement the cost of paint and/or paint supplies.
“Investing in One Surprise” - Mayor Wolcott delivers 2015 State of the City February 17 “Investing in One Surprise” - Mayor Wolcott delivers 2015 State of the City February 17
Surprise honors first graduate from city-run business incubator Surprise honors first graduate from city-run business incubator
MD24 House Call has grown from three employees to more than 100!
Art Encounter at City Hall features ballet, local artists Feb. 11 Art Encounter at City Hall features ballet, local artists Feb. 11
The event will take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the City Hall lobby and is free to the public.
Spring Training Game Time Changes in Royals Schedule! Spring Training Game Time Changes in Royals Schedule!
The Kansas City Royals have changed the game times of two Spring Training games from the previously announced schedule. The Wednesday, March 18 game against the Milwaukee Brewers will start at 1:05 pm (previously scheduled at 6:05 pm) and the Friday, March 27 game against the Seattle Mariners will start at 6:05 pm (previously scheduled at 1:05 pm).
New Surprise Youth Council gets sworn in New Surprise Youth Council gets sworn in
The new leadership group will help guide decisions affecting the city’s youth.
Surprise Teen Night at Sierra Montana Recreation Center this Friday! Surprise Teen Night at Sierra Montana Recreation Center this Friday!
Youth in 6th-8th grade can listen to the DJ, check out the laser light show, play dodge ball, video games & more.
Surprise General Plan update meetings continue tonight, tomorrow Surprise General Plan update meetings continue tonight, tomorrow
Help the city identify how to amend the Surprise General Plan.
Surprise 11 to air report investigating heroin’s hold on AZ   Surprise 11 to air report investigating heroin’s hold on AZ
The 30-minute documentary will run each day, Thursday through Sunday, this week.
Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance Temporary lane restrictions for Bell Rd. landscape maintenance
Drivers may experience temporary inside lane restrictions between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Help build Surprise through art, heritage, & strong economic plans Help build Surprise through art, heritage, & strong economic plans
Five meetings throughout January aimed at sharing ideas and gathering public input.
Police host Citizens Patrol volunteer recruitment meeting Police host Citizens Patrol volunteer recruitment meeting
Jan. 28 from 6-9 p.m. at the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium.
Surprise hosts free Small Business Forum Jan. 27 Surprise hosts free Small Business Forum Jan. 27
Great opportunity for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Mountain View Blvd. extension opens to traffic Mountain View Blvd. extension opens to traffic
The road now offers direct access off of Grand Avenue!
Council selects D3’s Williams as Vice Mayor Council selects D3’s Williams as Vice Mayor
Acts on behalf of the Mayor in the event of absence.
Surprise supports statewide simulcast of report investigating heroin’s hold on AZ Surprise supports statewide simulcast of report investigating heroin’s hold on AZ
Must see TV! Jan. 13, on all AZ broadcast stations at 6:30 p.m.
Free class: Straightforward Facts of Annuities Free class: Straightforward Facts of Annuities
Jan. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Please register early since space is limited.
Second Sundays in the Park continues Jan. 11  Second Sundays in the Park continues Jan. 11
The Dina Preston Band will be performing 2-4 p.m. at Surprise Community Park.
Tickets available for Frozen Fairy Tale Ball Tickets available for Frozen Fairy Tale Ball
On Jan. 10, enjoy music, singing, games and guest appearances by the cast of "Frozen."
Free Workshop: Understanding & Protecting your IRA Free Workshop: Understanding & Protecting your IRA
Workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. Please register early to secure your spot!
Celebrity Flag Football Challenge® returns to Surprise Super Bowl weekend Celebrity Flag Football Challenge® returns to Surprise Super Bowl weekend
Tickets on sale now!
Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Jan. 3 at 7 a.m. Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Jan. 3 at 7 a.m.
Tickets will be available for a variety of events, including Spring Training, Celebrity Flag Football and college baseball tournaments.
Share your thoughts.... General Plan Update meetings set in January Share your thoughts.... General Plan Update meetings set in January
Help us identify how best to amend the General Plan to enhance our future.
Youth tee-ball, baseball & softball registration begins Jan. 5 Youth tee-ball, baseball & softball registration begins Jan. 5
The city is also seeking volunteer coaches.
Surprise seeking National Anthem performers for 2015 Spring Training Surprise seeking National Anthem performers for 2015 Spring Training
Submission deadline is January 12, 2015.
Making connections.... Bell Road sidewalk project kicks off in 2015 Making connections.... Bell Road sidewalk project kicks off in 2015
South sidewalk planned on Bell, east of Grand Avenue to the Avenue of the Arts.
Grand Avenue lane restrictions near Loop 303 in place Dec. 22-24 Grand Avenue lane restrictions near Loop 303 in place Dec. 22-24
Restrictions lifted over Christmas weekend.
City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips City offers Christmas tree drop-off sites; holiday recycling tips
Four Christmas tree drop-off locations will be open Dec. 26 – Jan. 11
Surprise hosts youth recreation programs during winter break Surprise hosts youth recreation programs during winter break
Winter break camp, sports camps and recreation programs available.
Future Forward: City Manager announces new hires; organizational changes Future Forward: City Manager announces new hires; organizational changes
City Manager Bob Wingenroth has announced new staff and organizational changes.
City increases Dial-A-Ride daily trip cap, expands service hours City increases Dial-A-Ride daily trip cap, expands service hours
Changes effective January 2, 2015.
Council approves recipients of Community Outreach Program funds Council approves recipients of Community Outreach Program funds
Grants will assist six community organizations in providing programs & events that benefit residents.
Flooding rain possible: City sandbag locations open Flooding rain possible: City sandbag locations open
10 sandbag locations citywide.
Cookies & Crafts with Santa Dec. 20 Cookies & Crafts with Santa Dec. 20
For ages 3-9. Registration required.
Ballet featured at Second Sunday in the Park Dec. 14   Ballet featured at Second Sunday in the Park Dec. 14
This event will feature the West Valley Conservatory of Ballet performing “Home for the Holidays.”
High Pollution Advisory-No Burn Day issued for Dec. 8 High Pollution Advisory-No Burn Day issued for Dec. 8
Open burning and woodburning fireplace activity is restricted in Maricopa County.
Keep it safe; know the laws of buying, using fireworks in Surprise Keep it safe; know the laws of buying, using fireworks in Surprise
Find out when you can use consumer fireworks and what types are allowed.
ADOT: Grand Avenue restrictions at 303 begin next week ADOT: Grand Avenue restrictions at 303 begin next week
Loop 303 sound wall construction north of Mountain View Blvd. also set to begin.
Surprise Police seek identity of Peeping Tom Surprise Police seek identity of Peeping Tom
Sketch of suspect available.
Competitive Basketball League registration opens in January Competitive Basketball League registration opens in January
City accepting team registrations Jan. 5-23, 2015
Street restrictions and sandbag locations open due to localized flooding Street restrictions and sandbag locations open due to localized flooding
Some city streets affected by localized flooding.
ADOT to host Open House on 303/Grand interchange project ADOT to host Open House on 303/Grand interchange project
Completion set for summer 2016.
Surprise Police to Increase Patrols at Shopping Centers Surprise Police to Increase Patrols at Shopping Centers
Police Host Holiday Safety Awareness Presentation Police Host Holiday Safety Awareness Presentation
Free Spay & Neuter Clinic Dec. 8 Free Spay & Neuter Clinic Dec. 8
Clinic will be held at Gaines Park. Appointments are required.
Update: Mulch fire continues near Surprise Update: Mulch fire continues near Surprise
More smoke expected as heavy equipment knocks down smoldering piles of wood, leaves.
Surprise Police collecting toys, gifts for families in need Surprise Police collecting toys, gifts for families in need
New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at several locations throughout the city.
Mulch fire update & smoke safety tips Mulch fire update & smoke safety tips
Smoke in Surprise caused by mulch fire near Olive Ave. & Dysart Rd.
2015 Surprise Spring Training: online presale starts December 15! 2015 Surprise Spring Training: online presale starts December 15!
Free workshop: Personal Income Tax 101 Free workshop: Personal Income Tax 101
Before your prepare your 2014 income taxes, make plans to attend the city’s free workshop December 10.
Free Workshop: Understanding Annuities Free Workshop: Understanding Annuities
Learn about the pros and cons of annuities at a workshop on December 16. Please register early!
ADOT: 303/Grand Avenue interchange work to begin in December ADOT: 303/Grand Avenue interchange work to begin in December
Completion set for summer 2016.
Free Workshop: Life Planning For a Secure Retirement Free Workshop: Life Planning For a Secure Retirement
Tues., Dec. 9 from 10a.m.-12p.m. in the Surprise Public Safety Building Auditorium.
Surprise Police long-distance action saves a woman in Wisconsin Surprise Police long-distance action saves a woman in Wisconsin
Support Surprise, buy local this holiday season Support Surprise, buy local this holiday season
Shopping Surprise supports services you depend on; local employers & more!
CRS - Roundtable discussion to introduce city’s new Competitive Sports programs CRS - Roundtable discussion to introduce city’s new Competitive Sports programs
Roundtable discussion to introduce city’s new Competitive Sports programs
UA Master Gardener Training to be held in Surprise UA Master Gardener Training to be held in Surprise
Calling all green thumbs! Classes begin Jan. 6.
City offers free Fair Housing event Dec. 2 City offers free Fair Housing event Dec. 2
Registration required.
Surprise Police Sergeant receives M.A.D.D award Surprise Police Sergeant receives M.A.D.D award
Sergeant Jeremy Robertson was recognized with a 2014 DUI Enforcement Award.
Surprise Super Swap Meet November 15 Surprise Super Swap Meet November 15
More than 70 vendors will display new and used goods in the Surprise Aquatic Center parking lot.
City unveils Nick Bacon Memorial City unveils Nick Bacon Memorial
Veterans Day dedication ceremony honored Medal of Honor recipient and former Town Manager.
Registration opens for Surprise youth winter sports Registration opens for Surprise youth winter sports
Leagues and camps include basketball, kickball, baseball and softball.
Surprise Citizens Patrol Volunteers Receive National Recognition Surprise Citizens Patrol Volunteers Receive National Recognition
Awarded Honorable Mention by the International Association of Chiefs of Police .
Surprise Talent Show takes the stage Nov. 7 Surprise Talent Show takes the stage Nov. 7
6 p.m. at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center.
Free class: Financial Strategies for Widows and Widowers Free class: Financial Strategies for Widows and Widowers
Tues., Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please register early since space is limited.
Surprise Police awarded GOHS grants Surprise Police awarded GOHS grants
Grant money will be used for various purposes, including training and equipment.
Economic impact as Surprise hosts 5 USTA League Tennis National Championships Economic impact as Surprise hosts 5 USTA League Tennis National Championships
Thousands headed to Surprise for month-long tournament events.
Competitive swimming available in Surprise Competitive swimming available in Surprise
Surprise Storm swim team is open to youth 7-17 years old.
Swim fitness classes offered at Surprise Aquatic Center Swim fitness classes offered at Surprise Aquatic Center
Water Aerobics, Aqua Zumba and Lap Swimming available.
Surprise vs. Scottsdale Mayoral World Series Challenge complete Surprise vs. Scottsdale Mayoral World Series Challenge complete
And the winner is.....
City to host Nick Bacon Memorial Dedication Nov. 11 City to host Nick Bacon Memorial Dedication Nov. 11
Event to recognize Medal of Honor Recipient and former city manager.
Free workshop focuses on planning for college Free workshop focuses on planning for college
Weds., Nov. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Surprise Public Safety Building.
Mayor Wolcott expands social media presence in effort to increase community engagement Mayor Wolcott expands social media presence in effort to increase community engagement
Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Homebuyers Free Expo Homebuyers Free Expo
Register to Meet with home ownership experts & mortgage officers for free info and assistance.
Tips for fall & winter water conservation Tips for fall & winter water conservation
Even as temperatures cool, you can ramp up your water conservation efforts!
Surprise seeking vendors for Bark in the Park event Nov. 8 Surprise seeking vendors for Bark in the Park event Nov. 8
Event will be held Sat., Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. – Noon at Surprise Community Park.
Traffic restrictions at 168th Avenue and Bell Road expected through the fall Traffic restrictions at 168th Avenue and Bell Road expected through the fall
Commercial and median landscape work in the area result in temporary lane restrictions.
AZ TechCelerator business showcases new e-product to Council AZ TechCelerator business showcases new e-product to Council
Miata, converted from gas to electric power, developed at the city's biz incubator.
Itty Bitty Monster Bash this Friday! Itty Bitty Monster Bash this Friday!
Friday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to Noon at Countryside Recreation Center.
Council approves Fireworks Ordinance changes Council approves Fireworks Ordinance changes
Changes align with state law, lowering purchase age to 16; sets sale/use dates.
Mayor completes first in series of Community Conversations, registration continues Mayor completes first in series of Community Conversations, registration continues
Meetings planned for Oct. 30 & Nov. 6
Surprise & Scottsdale Mayors Set World Series Challenge Surprise & Scottsdale Mayors Set World Series Challenge
Challenge celebrates the success of the cities' Spring Training teams.
SilverSneakers Fitness offered at Surprise Senior Center SilverSneakers Fitness offered at Surprise Senior Center
Classes are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Free Workshop: How to Protect & Enhance your Estate Free Workshop: How to Protect & Enhance your Estate
Tues., Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please register early!
Surprise names new Community Development Director Surprise names new Community Development Director
Eric Fitzer will serve as the city’s new Community Development Director.
City announces new surplus auction dates City announces new surplus auction dates
Surprise accepting funding applications for Community Outreach Program Surprise accepting funding applications for Community Outreach Program
Assists community organizations in providing programs & events that benefit Surprise residents.
Teen Fear Farm Field Trip & Zombie Teen Night Oct. 10 Teen Fear Farm Field Trip & Zombie Teen Night Oct. 10
Registration opens for Surprise Fall Break Camp Oct. 13-17 Registration opens for Surprise Fall Break Camp Oct. 13-17
Camp is held at Countryside Recreation Center. Register early to ensure a space!
Funding assistance available to Surprise residents for exterior home paint projects Funding assistance available to Surprise residents for exterior home paint projects
The program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mayor Wolcott proclaims October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Surprise Mayor Wolcott proclaims October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Surprise
City Council also recognized October as Bullying Prevention Month.
City teams up for Surprise Health & Wellness Fair City teams up for Surprise Health & Wellness Fair
November 15 from 9 a,m. - Noon at Banner Health Center.
Surprise Police invite public to G.A.I.N. Night 2014 Surprise Police invite public to G.A.I.N. Night 2014
Sat., Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Council oks funds to bring fan fav Thunderbird Artists; & college baseball events back to Surprise Council oks funds to bring fan fav Thunderbird Artists; & college baseball events back to Surprise
Both exciting events coming back to Surprise in Feb. 2015!
Free sandbags available for flood protection Free sandbags available for flood protection
Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission Volunteer Opportunity! Become part of a city board or commission
Openings on the Arts, Disability, Health Benefits and P&Z now available.
Surprise PD “Tip-A-Cop” event to support Special Olympics Surprise PD “Tip-A-Cop” event to support Special Olympics
Oct.11 at Red Robin in Surprise.
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.
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
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-.
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.
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.
Surprise Teen Advisory Commission opportunity Surprise Teen Advisory Commission opportunity
Applications being accepted now.
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 Workshop: Understanding & Protecting your IRA Free Workshop: Understanding & Protecting your IRA
Workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. Please register early to secure your spot!
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.


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