City Council Subcommittees

The Surprise City Council have formed the following City Council subcommittees and working groups, designed to more closely integrate the Council’s policy-making role and oversight of the City’s operations and long-range planning.

Each subcommittee and working group features City Council members and they are chaired by a Council member. Some subcommittees and working groups include Surprise residents who have special skills and experience to recommend them as a qualified voice and community advocate. The subcommittees are standing bodies and must adhere to Open Meeting law requirements. The working groups focus on specific issues or events and are not subject to Open Meeting law requirements.

City Council Subcommittees

Boards and Commissions Nominations Committee
This subcommittee is responsible for reviewing applications, interviewing applicants and making recommendations regarding appointment of prospective members of the City’s Boards and Commissions as vacancies become available.
Members: Vice Mayor Aly Cline - Chair
Councilmember Chris Judd
Councilmember Jack Hastings
Sherry Aguilar, City Clerk
Meeting Schedule: Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Archived Documents: Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Community Outreach, Partnership & Grants
This subcommittee, in partnership with the City Manager and City Staff, will identify grant opportunities, grant prioritization, and coordination with community outreach opportunities to facilitate and promote council objectives and policies. This subcommittee will make recommendations to council for Community Outreach Grants Program application process and awards as well as the City of Surprise Grants Policies and Procedures Manual. 
Members: Councilmember Chris Judd - Chair
Councilmember Jack Hastings
Vice Mayor Aly Cline
Meeting Schedule: Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Archived Documents: Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Education Committee
The Education Committee shall identify education initiatives and opportunities that support exceptional learning environments to develop a community dedicated to developing skills to build a qualified workforce. The committee represents cooperation among key stakeholders at all levels from preschool through continuing education and from all systems from public to charter schools. Members will represent a cross section of education stakeholders in the community, including public school districts, charter schools, and higher education institutions, so as to constitute as much as possible equal representation throughout the city. The committee will include two members of the City Council as appointed by the mayor and a staff liaison representative of the Economic Development Department.
Members:Vice Mayor Aly Cline - Chair
Councilmember Jack Hastings
Meeting Schedule:Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Performance Evaluation Leaders
This subcommittee serves as the initial level of interaction between council and the appointed officials (excluding the Judge) related to performance. The subcommittee will meet regularly with the City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk and City Auditor, provide feedback regarding performance outside the annual performance meeting with the full council, monitor compliance with the plan created as part of the annual performance evaluation process, and address with each appointed official issues brought to the subcommittee by other council members related to performance. The subcommittee makes recommendations to the full council regarding the annual performance evaluation, compensation, contract renewal and similar issues.  
Members: Councilmember Patrick Duffy - Chair
Vice Mayor Aly Cline
Meeting Schedule: Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Archived Documents: Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
PSPRS Joint Board Position Process Subcommittee
Meeting Schedule:Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Archived Documents:Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
PSPRS Police Disability Review Subcommittee
Meeting Schedule:Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Archived Documents:Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Rules Committee
Members:Vice Mayor Aly Cline - Chair
Councilmember Ken Remley
Meeting Schedule:Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Archived Documents:Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Tourism Fund Subcommittee
The subcommittee is responsible for reviewing applications that request Tourism Fund allocations to attract eligible tourism activities within the City of Surprise.  The Tourism Fund is supported by the city’s share of Bed Tax Rates. The desired outcome of activities funded with bed tax revenue is to increase economic activity in the city through tourism. The subcommittee shall make recommendations to be acted on by the full City Council. This subcommittee shall meet as needed.
Members:Councilmember Duffy - Chair
Vice Mayor Aly Cline
Councilmember Jack Hastings
Meeting Schedule:Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Archived Documents:Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes

City Council Outside Appointments

Appointment Member
Joint Planning Advisory Council Councilmember Roland F. Winters Jr.
Luke West Valley Council Mayor Skip Hall
MAG Economic Development Committee Councilmember Chris Judd
MAG Human Services Council Vice Mayor Aly Cline
MAG Regional Council Mayor Skip Hall
MAG Transportation Policy Council Mayor Skip Hall
Valley Metro RPTA Councilmember Chris Judd
WESTMARC Board of Directors Councilmember Patrick Duffy
West Valley Mayors & Managers Mayor Skip Hall
White Tanks Conservancy Councilmember Chris Judd