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
Vice Mayor Todd Tande
Councilmember Ken Remley
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 Ken Remley - Chair
Councilmember Roland F. Winters Jr. - 2nd Chair
Councilmember John Williams - 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 Skip Hall - Chair
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: Councilmember John Williams - Chair
Councilmember Ken Remley - Member
Councilmember Roland F. Winters Jr. - Member
Meeting Schedule: Call of Chair - visit the City Calendar
Documents: Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes

City Council Outside Appointments
Joint Planning Advisory Council
Members: Councilmember Roland F. Winters Jr.
Luke West Valley Council
Members: Councilmember Jim Hayden
MAG Human Services
Members: Vice Mayor Todd Tande
Valley Metro RPTA
Members: Councilmember Skip Hall
WESTMARC Board of Directors
Members: Vice Mayor Todd Tande
White Tank Mountain Conservancy
Members: Vice Mayor Todd Tande