City Council Subcommittees and Working Groups

Mayor Sharon Wolcott and the Surprise City Council have the 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

Audit Committee
This subcommittee is responsible for identifying opportunities to minimize risks, maximize efficiency and effectiveness and strengthen public accountability.
Members: Tammie Hollowell, CIO - Chair
Melissa Holdaway - 2nd Chair
Councilmember Skip Hall
Councilmember Roland Winters
Lindsey Duncan, Finance Director
Arden Engmark
Sharon Ward
 
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Staff Liaison: Bob Wingenroth, City Manager
Carol Holley, Auditor
Meeting Schedule: Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Documents: Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Committee on Boards & Commissions
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: Councilmember Roland F. Winters Jr. - Chair
TBD - 2nd Chair
Councilmember Skip Hall- 3rd Chair
 Sherry Aguilar, City Clerk
Meeting Schedule:
Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Documents: Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
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 and City Clerk, 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 Todd Tande - Member
Councilmember John Williams - Member
Meeting Schedule:
Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
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: TBD - Chair
Councilmember John Williams - Member
Councilmember Roland F. Winters Jr. - Member
Meeting Schedule:
Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Documents: Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Committee on Sustainability
This subcommittee, Take feedback and develop public consensus on issues such as:
  • Dark Skies
  • Water Supply and Conservation
  • White Tank Conservancy
  • Open Space
Members: Councilmember Todd Tande - Chair
Mayor Sharon Wolcott - 2nd Chair
Meeting Schedule: Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Documents: Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes

City Council Working Groups
Grand Avenue Corridor Coalition
This subcommittee will research, review and make recommendations to council regarding re-development, land use & transportation policy on Grand Ave.
Members: Mayor Sharon Wolcott - Chair
Councilmember Todd Tande - 2nd Chair
Mike Gent, Public Works Director
Meeting Schedule:
Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Documents: Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes

City Council Outside Appointments
Valley Metro RPTA
Members: Councilmember Skip Hall
MAG Human Services
Members: Councilmember Todd Tande
Audit Committee
Members: Councilmember Skip Hall
Councilmember Roland F. Winters Jr.