City Clerk

City of Surprise Public Meetings will reopen to in-person attendance effective April 12, 2021
Meetings of the Surprise City Council, Veteran, Disability & Human Services Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Public Safety Retirement Commission will reopen to in-person public participation while maintaining online and cable viewing options and the ability to email public comments in advance of the meetings at publiccomments@surpriseaz.gov.

City Boards and Commission meetings and City Council Subcommittee meetings that were not televised prior to the pandemic will no longer be televised on or after April 12. They will be moved to their traditional locations and be open to the public.

About the City Clerk



The City Clerk, appointed by the City Council, serves as the city’s official records custodian. That includes maintaining the Surprise City Code, council meeting minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts/agreements, deeds and easements, leases, insurance certificates, bonds, annexation documents, liquor license postings and notifications, notarized affidavits of publications, meeting and agenda postings. The City Clerk affixes the Surprise City Seal on all official documents.

The City Clerk also serves as the City’s Chief Elections Officer; administers City Council Meetings and attests to all official acts of the Mayor posting meeting notices, advertising public hearings and handles the administrative duties for the Boards and Commission application process including advertising vacant positions, collecting applications and setting up interviews.

In 2008, the City Council appointed the City Clerk as the City Historian and was assigned the task to complete a book outlining the City’s history in celebration of the 50th Anniversary that took place in December 2010.
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