Surprise operates under a council-manager form of government. Under this system the city council determines city policy, passes ordinances, and approves a balanced budget each year.
The city manager is responsible for carrying out the council-created policies, and directing the day-to-day operations of city government. The manager reports directly to the city council, and is subject to council performance reviews. The city manager is also responsible for drafting a balanced budget for council review and approval each year.
Bob Wingenroth rejoined the City of Surprise as City Manager on December 13, 2021. Bob previously served as Surprise City Manager from June 2014 to November 2018. He began his service to Surprise in 2013 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Assistant City Manager. Read Bio
The City Manager’s Office is supported by three Deputy City Managers.
Contact the City Manager at 623.222.1022 or by Email.