Posted on: February 15, 2018

Sidewalk ramp replacement work on Bullard underway

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A project to replace 11 sidewalk ramps along Bullard Avenue is scheduled for Monday, February 19 – Friday, February 23.Daytime lane restrictions, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., are anticipated along Bullard from Cholla Street to Windrose Drive.The Bullard int...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet

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The city’s popular community-wide garage sale will be held Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Surprise Aquatic Center Parking lot, located at 15831 N. Bullard Ave.Vendor spaces are now available to rent. A 16’ x 16&rsqu...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Cleanup Event March 10, free residential waste drop-off for residents

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Surprise residents- it’s the perfect time to prune your landscape, clean out your garage and take advantage of the Spring Cleanup Event on Saturday, March 10.The event allows Surprise residents to drop off up to 2,000 pounds of residential waste free-of-c...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

City offices closed Feb. 19 for Presidents’ Day; trash / recycling schedule change

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City of Surprise administrative offices will be closed Monday, February 19 for Presidents’ Day.Due to the holiday, City of Surprise trash and recycling customers ONLY are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day the week of February...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Free classes on Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning

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The city is hosting free classes on Wills and Trusts and Estate Planning.March 6 – Wills and TrustsThe Wills and Trusts Class, taught by Bob Mariner from Generation Living Trusts, will cover the following topics in an easy-to-understand, informa...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Sex offender notifications are up to date

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Please read Chief Young's update on city's notification process.

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

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The city is hosting free workshops for anyone wanting to learn more about Medicare or Medicare prescription drug plans.The following classes are now open for registration:Medicare 101 – March 6Already enrolled in Medicare or looking to learn mor...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

NEW! Spring Break Running Camp for youth

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The City of Surprise is offering a NEW Spring Break Running Camp for ages 9-12.Resident and non-resident registration will be held February 12 - March 16 at the Community and Recreation Services office, located at 15960 N Bullard Ave. Registration is also...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Babe Ruth Baseball League Registration Now Open

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The City of Surprise has opened registration for the West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball League, which begins in late April. Both individual and team registration is available for the 16-game season.Resident and non-resident registration is open through March ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Apply for the Surprise Youth Council and help make a difference in your city!

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The city of Surprise is recruiting new members for the Surprise Youth Council (SYC) – a group of groundbreaking teens who are making a difference in their community!SYC members serve the community by collaborating with local leaders, including t...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

New Surprise Progress TV Episode

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Watch the new episode of Surprise Progress TV for info on the new District 2 Councilmember, upcoming water election, a visit from former Prime Minister of Canada John Turner, upgraded signal timing on Bell Road & more!

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Help City of Surprise kick off Spring Training at the Mayor’s Welcome Back Lunch

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Join the Honorable Mayor Sharon Wolcott and the City of Surprise as they welcome back the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals at the annual Mayor’s Welcome Back Lunch on Wednesday, February 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Surprise Stadium.Get insight into the 20...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Vendor opportunities available for Spring Egg-stravaganza event

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The City of Surprise invites interested outreach organizations, promotional vendors and local businesses to participate in the Spring Egg-stravaganza!The event will take place Saturday, March 31 from 7:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Surprise Recreation Campus – K...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

MCDOT announces start date for adaptive signal project on Bell, Cotton Ln - 114th Ave

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The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will be installing adaptive equipment on Bell Road traffic signals between Cotton Lane and 114th Avenue /Avenue of the Arts, beginning February 15.The work is part of the Bell Road Adaptive Traffic ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

City begins FY19 budget discussions

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The City of Surprise Fiscal Year 2019 budget-building process kicked off at the City Council’s Work Session, 4 p.m., Tuesday, February 6.This was the first in a series of presentations regarding the overall development of the budget. The first presentatio...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Council appoints Hayden to serve District 2

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The Surprise City Council appointed Nancy Hayden to serve as the councilmember for District 2 (D2), at their Tuesday Regular Meeting.

Hayden immediately took the Oath of Office and joined the council for the remainder of the meeting. 

The seat was ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Surprise Resource Center now offers emergency food, Medicare counseling support services

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The Surprise Resource Center has partnered with local agencies to provide Arizona residents with more social service options in the Northwest Valley!The Resource Center, in partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank – The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEF...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

City of Surprise Tot Time Program – space available!

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The City of Surprise Tot Time Program at Countryside Recreation Center currently has space available.The Tot Time Program provides educational and recreational opportunities for children ages 3-5 who are not enrolled in Kindergarten. This safe, supervised...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Public input online for D2 applicants; Council votes February 6

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All comments submitted to the City Clerk during the public input period, January 23 – January 30, have been posted to www.surpriseaz.gov/cityclerk. 

The applicants (read complete applications) listed below were interviewed by the City Co...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Former Canadian Prime Minister to visit Surprise, speak on city’s Canadian Healthcare Initiative

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The City of Surprise will welcome The Right Honourable John N. Turner, 17th Prime Minister of Canada, next week. Mr. Turner plans to speak to City Council about Surprise’s efforts to expand healthcare services to Canadians who visit or reside in...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Major housing rehabilitation funds available to eligible Surprise residents

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The city is currently accepting applications from income-qualified resident homeowners to participate in the Major Housing Rehabilitation Program.Eligible repairs covered under the program include plumbing, mechanical, electrical, heating, cooling and acc...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Share your input on pedestrian streetscapes in Maricopa County

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The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is creating a regional active transportation plan and wants your input on how to make the region happier, healthier and safer.By completing the visual preference survey, you will provide MAG with valuable inpu...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Lifeguard training & swim lesson instructor courses are open for registration

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Looking for a great summer job? The City of Surprise is looking for responsible individuals, age 16 years or older, with positive attitudes to be lifeguards and swim instructors; and training classes are coming up!

The city is offering three courses for Li...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Free Meditation Class Feb. 26

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De-stress for your happiness and health at a free meditation class.

This class will start with a fifteen-minute overview of meditation, followed by a time for Q&A. Next, there will be guided visualization leading into a silent meditation for approximat...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Inaugural Surprise Spring Training 5K leads off 2018 season

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The City of Surprise will host its inaugural Surprise Spring Training 5K on Friday, March 2 to help celebrate the 2018 Spring Training season.The course will begin at 7 p.m. at Surprise Stadium, spring training development home of the Texas Rangers and Ka...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Say it, Surprise! National Citizens Survey coming soon

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What do you love about living in Surprise? What services do you value most? What can the city do better to improve the quality of life in our hometown?

You can share your thoughts in the 2018 National Citizens Survey (NCS)!

What you tell us in this survey h...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Public input opens for D2 applicants; Council votes February 6

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The public input period for the applicants seeking the District 2 Council appointment is open through Tuesday, January 30 at 5 p.m.

The District 2 seat was vacated following the death of Councilmember Jim Hayden.

Public comments can be received by:

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancies

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The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following  Commissions. All Board/Commission positions are voluntary.   

  • Municipal Property Corporation  - 1 vacancy
  • Tourism Commission (Hotel Representativ...
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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Surprise Police release statement regarding sex offender notifications

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In early December 2017 the Surprise Police Department became aware of a situation regarding our processes for sex offender community notifications. It was discovered that during calendar years 2016 and 2017 there were a total of 22 community notifications...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

New 2018 bat rule change for Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth baseball

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Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Baseball have new bat requirements. As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. You can visit usabat.com for a list of approved bats.    Cal Ripken Baseball Divisions for ages 7-12 -...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

D2 applicant names released; interviews on January 23

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Seven residents of District 2 have applied to fill the vacancy on City Council, following the death of Councilmember Jim Hayden.

The application filing period closed at 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 17. 

The following applicants (read complet...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Surprise Youth Council hosts second Level 4 gathering Feb. 24

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This is one garage-top party Surprise teens will not want to miss!

The Surprise Youth Council is hosting their second Level 4 teen event on February 24, 7-10 p.m. on level 4 of the city hall parking garage, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza.

High school age stude...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

City Council names Remley Vice Mayor

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The Surprise City Council selected District 4 Councilmember Ken Remley to serve as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

Per city code, City Council must select a new Vice Mayor to serve on an annual basis no later than January 30. The Vice Ma...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

City releases procurement schedule for Decide Surprise bond projects

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The city of Surprise has released the anticipated procurement schedule for some of the bond projects approved by voters last November. 

The advertisement for Design-Build Professional Services for the Public Works Operations Facility will open Feb...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Register for the 2018 Surprise City Academy & learn how your city government works

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Want to learn about the structure of city government, get updated on local issues and get to know your city leaders?  Register for the 2018 Surprise City Academy!The eight-session academy offers the opportunity to learn about the city directly fr...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Task Force to send options to Council for ways to honor former CRS Director

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At the Honoring an Exceptional Leader Task Force’s January 9th meeting, the group reviewed previously discussed options, with identified approximate costs, for ways the city could honor the late Community and Recreation Services(CRS) Director Ma...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

City accepting applications for D2 council seat vacated by death of Hayden

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The city of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the position of Councilmember District 2 (Cottonwood) due to the death of Councilmember Jim Hayden.

All applicants must reside within the District 2 district boundaries. The term expiration for t...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

City sets meetings to discuss future development in the Original Town Site

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As a follow-up to the successful implementation of the Heritage Overlay District in the city’s Original Town Site (OTS), the City of Surprise will host public engagement meetings in January and February to discuss new development opportunities in the area...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Saturday for Spring Training, College Baseball Tickets

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The Surprise Stadium box office, Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, will open for in-person ticket sales at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6.The 16th annual Surprise Spring Training season will begin Saturday, February 24, featuri...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

City announces the passing of Councilmember Jim Hayden

Surprise Councilmember Jim Hayden

District 2 Councilmember Jim Hayden passed away this afternoon, following a short illness. 

Hayden was first appointed by the Surprise City Council to serve out the remainder of the term for the District 2 council seat in October 2016.  T...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Surprise Fire-Medical Department awarded 2018 GOHS grants

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The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) recently awarded the Surprise Fire-Medical Department two grants totaling $16,030.The GOHS grants will provide 50 occupant protection devices (car seats) as well as associated safety brochures. These ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Surprise Fire-Medical awarded Mechanical CPR Device from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recently awarded the Surprise Fire-Medical Department a Mechanical CPR Device valued at $14,340. This important safety equipment will be installed on the fire department’s primary ambulance response unit M...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

Task Force narrows options to honor former CRS Director; requests cost analysis

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At the Honoring an Exceptional Leader Task Force’s December 14th meeting, the group reviewed all public recommendations they received identifying ways the city could honor the late Community and Recreation Services(CRS) Director Mark A. Coronado...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Surprise Progress TV: Year in Review

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This year, we became a college town, voters approved a bond election to meet community needs, and we completed the Bell-Grand intersection improvements! Let’s take a look back at some of the biggest stories for Surprise in 2017 and the many fun ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

CALL OF ELECTION

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Public Notice of the City of Surprise, Arizona.

Notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise, Arizona will hold elections as follows:

Primary Election: Tuesday, August 28, 2018General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (If Applicable)

Offices to be fill...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

2018 Royals, Rangers Surprise Spring Training: Online pre-sale begins December 9!

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The 16th annual Surprise Spring Training Season will kick off on Saturday, February 24 at the Surprise Recreation Campus – The Campus of Champions, featuring Surprise’s home teams, the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.Fans can purc...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Calling youth artists for literacy-themed bookmark contest

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The City of Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission is partnering with non-profit Friends of the Surprise Libraries for their annual Spring Bookmark Contest which encourages local 6th - 8th graders to express their artistic talent by creating a rea...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Royals, Rangers announce 2018 Spring Training schedule

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The 16th Annual Surprise Spring Training season will begin Saturday, February 24 at the Surprise Recreation Campus - Surprise Stadium featuring the Kansas City Royals against the 2017 National League Champions Los Angeles Dodgers. The Surprise Stadium wil...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

City of Surprise congratulates award-winning Veterans Day Parade entries

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The city of Surprise thanks all Veterans Day Parade participants for their outstanding efforts in helping to honor our veterans during Saturday’s parade and congratulates this year’s award-winning entries!Entries winning “Bes...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Get trained as a tax preparation volunteer & provide free tax help

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Volunteers are needed to provide free tax return preparation for low-to-moderate income individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. No prior tax preparation experience is needed; training will be provided. &nbs...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Council sends Water Company acquisition to voters on May ballot

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Surprise voters will decide whether or not to authorize the purchase and acquisition of a water service company in a May 15 Special Election. City Council approved sending the question to ballot at their November 7th Regular Meeting. 

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

D4 meeting open to all residents for discussion on future OTS projects

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Residents from across the city are invited to attend the next District 4 Community Meeting to discuss proposed improvement projects in the city’s Original Town Site (OTS). 

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 6 p.m., at ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

City wins big at Best of the West Awards

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The City of Surprise took home some great honors at Thursday night's Westmarc’s annual Best of the West Awards! 

Economic Development Manager Mike Hoover was awarded Westmarc’s President’s Choice Award for his leaders...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

City’s innovative risk management program earns national recognition

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A fresh approach to workers’ compensation at City of Surprise has resulted in a significant decrease in medical costs and lost work days and earned the city’s Risk Management team national recognition!The team captured Honorable Mention in the 2017 Theodo...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

City launches opioid addiction resource website; supports other initiatives

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It’s no secret that opioid abuse in the United States has become a national crisis, and while many people think it’s only about the use of illegal drugs (heroin), there is an increase in people becoming addicted to opioid-based pain killers (fentanyl and ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Surprise special events team wins multiple APS AzTEC Awards

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The Surprise Community and Recreation Services Special Events team was awarded gold and silver in multiple categories on October 19 at the 23rd Annual APS Arizona Talent in Event Concepts Awards Competition.Each year, the APS AzTEC Award competition, endo...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

City of Surprise wins statewide Economic Development awards

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The City of Surprise Economic Development Department won two Golden Prospector awards at Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) fall conference.The AAED Golden Prospector awards encourage and recognize excellence in economic development state...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex offers All Access Pass for Kids 7-10

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The City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department and the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, in conjunction with the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Net Generation initiative, is now offering an ALL ACCESS PASS for ki...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

City recognized as a Veteran Supportive Employer and Community

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The Arizona Coalition for Military Families (ACMF) has designated the city of Surprise an Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer & City! 

The news was announced at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. 

The city’s Public Saf...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Task Force to research way to honor long-time CRS Director Mark A. Coronado

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Recognizing that the City of Surprise rests on the shoulders of great women and men who invested a precious part of themselves to the benefit of our city; the Surprise City Council has adopted a policy to create an Ad-Hoc “Honoring an Exceptiona...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Surprise Fire-Medical Department receives AHA’s Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

Surprise Fire-Medical Chief Tom Abbott receives Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

The Surprise Fire-Medical Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Arizona History & Culture Speaker Series returns to Surprise with new speakers, topics

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Experience stories of Arizona history and culture through a speaker series presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities.

Local experts from Arizona Humanities’ AZ Speaks program will present on the ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Surprise named Global City of the Year

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The City of Surprise has been recognized by the Global Chamber of Phoenix as the Global Business City of the Year at the organization’s annual Grow Globally Fair. 

The annual awards event held recognizes metro Phoenix-based individuals, organizati...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission

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The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commissions. All Board/Commission positions are voluntary.

Municipal Property Corporation - 1 vacancy

Applications for the above mentioned commission are available for pick-up immedi...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

City participates in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “Idea Accelerator” Workshop

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Through the nationwide Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, the city of Surprise was selected to host an all-day visioning workshop to discuss the future of City Center.

The purpose of the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge is to explore bold and innovative...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services receives National Accreditation

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The City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services Department has received accreditation by the National Recreation and Parks Association.  The Association recognized Surprise’s efforts to provide high quality parks and recreation services ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Council appoints Duffy to fill D3 vacancy

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The Surprise City Council approved the appointment of Patrick Duffy to represent the residents of District 3 at their Tuesday night Regular Council Meeting. 

Duffy replaces John Williams, who resigned from Council on August 15, 2017.

Duffy is a Fin...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

City Manager selects Kendra Pettis to lead new Sports & Tourism Department

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City Manager Bob Wingenroth has selected Kendra Pettis to serve as the director of the new Sports and Tourism Department.

Kendra joined the city’s Community and Recreation Services (CRS) Department in 2005 as the Sports Tourism and Special Events Coordinat...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Surprise Economic Development Team Wins Three International Awards

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The Surprise Economic Development team won three international awards on September 19 at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) conference.

IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world's best economic development prog...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

City’s Lock It or Lose It campaign wins national award

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An important community safety message is now award-winning! The City of Surprise Lock It or Lose It took top honors at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (NATOA) Government Programming Awards, held last week in Seattle,...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

City’s annual Pavement Preservation Program kicks off

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The City of Surprise Public Works Department kicks off its annual Pavement Preservation Program this week.

This annual program identifies city streets to receive appropriate applications to lengthen the lifetime of the street surface. The approved budgeted...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Council oks temporary sign policy, as work continues to update permanent code

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The City Council approved an updated Temporary Sign Policy for the city, at their Tuesday Regular Meeting. 

The intent of the policy is to better align with the current needs of businesses and residents and temporarily waives the Surprise City Cod...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Hollyhock Library to extend hours of operation, funding support from local charitable organizations

Councilmembers and CRS staff receive funds from Friends of the Surprise Libraries

The City of Surprise and Maricopa County Library District are excited to offer extended operating hours for the Hollyhock Library, located at 15844 N Hollyhock Street.   

In response to the recommendations provided through the recent libr...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

Seven apply for D3 seat; Council interviews on Sept. 5

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The Surprise City Council will meet to interview the seven applicants seeking the vacant District 3 council seat in a Special Meeting, September 5, at 3 p.m., in City Hall- Council Chambers.

The names of those who filed their applicants by the 5 p.m., Augu...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

City to honor Dick McComb in park renaming event

Dick McComb City Park

Following City Council's direction to honor the city's longest-tenured City Manager Dick McComb (1990 - 2000), the city will officially rename Surprise Farms Community Park, to Dick McComb City Park, at a public ceremony, Saturday, September 30, at 9 a.m....

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Lunchtime Theatre Series 2017-2018 performances are set

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Jazz, Opera, Broadway and the Classics are included in the line-up for the Lunchtime Theatre Series during the fall – spring seasons!

The City of Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission and the West Valley Arts Council, in partnership with Theater W...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

District 3’s Williams resigns from Council

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District 3 Councilmember John Williams on Tuesday, submitted a letter of resignation from the City Council effectively immediately.

Williams was first elected to the City Council in November 2007. He was re-elected last fall to begin a new four-year team J...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

City Council Meetings get “social” with live Facebook streaming

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The city is launching a new way for residents to connect to what’s happening in their community! Beginning, August 15, all City Council Work Sessions and Regular Meetings will be streamed live on the city’s Facebook page.

For 13 years t...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

New Explore Surprise Video

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Have you ever wondered how Surprise got its name? That answer and more in this edition of Explore Surprise - where we take a look at the city's history!

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

FY18 Pavement Preservation Plans

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In Surprise, our streets matter! See what streets are in line for maintenance in FY18! Spending $1 on pavement preservation today eliminates/delays spending $6 to $14 on major reconstruction costs.

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Donna Miller named CRS Director

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Donna Miller has been promoted to serve as the city’s Community and Recreation Services (CRS) Director, City Manager Bob Wingenroth announced today. 

Miller joined the CRS team in 2002 as a Recreation Coordinator and rose to the rank of ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

New Progress Magazine Available Online Now!

Surprise Progress Magazine Summer 2017

Check your mailbox for the summer issue of Progress Magazine – arriving soon; or read it online now! It has bond election details, the summer calendar & info on new transit options in Surprise.

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

US-Canada cross-border healthcare initiative debuts in Surprise

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Surprise, Arizona could be the next top destination for Canadian medical travel. In the June 20th Surprise City Council Work Session, guest speaker Marc Kealey, CEO of Kealey & Associates in Toronto, Canada co-presented with Surprise Economic Developm...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Surprise Fire-Medical Department graduates eight recruits; including five funded with federal grant

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On Friday, June 16, eight Surprise Fire-Medical Department (SFMD) Firefighter Recruits graduated from the Phoenix Regional Fire Training Academy, Class 17-1, as Firefighters. Five of the recruits were hired from a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Surprise Youth Spark Solutions at Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

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Youthful innovation was on display June 9 at Surprise City Hall in culmination of the AZ TechCelerator’s 4th Annual Surprise Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.

Sixteen students from Paradise Honors, Shadow Ridge, and Valley Vista high schools worked in team...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

City announces the passing of Mark Coronado

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Long-time Community and Recreation Services (CRS) Director Mark A. Coronado passed away, today. He was 59.

Mark was hired by the City of Surprise in 2000 to lead the CRS Department, which was a three-person team at the time. Under Mark’s leadersh...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Council oks FY18 budget that maintains services & property tax rate

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The Surprise City Council approved a $275.8 million Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, at a Special Meeting Tuesday night.

The budget maintains existing city services and identifies creative options to maximize some resources. 

That includes securing outside...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Surprise named a national finalist for 2017 America’s Best Intergenerational Community Award

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 The City of Surprise has been selected as a National Finalist for the 2017 MetLife Foundation/Generations United America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Awards. 

Since 2012, the awards program has recognized 24 innovative ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Council briefed on possible General Obligation Bond questions; Call to Election vote set for June 6

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City staff briefed City Council on three proposed General Obligation Bond questions in the areas of Public Safety, Traffic Congestion Mitigation and Pavement Preservation, at Tuesday’s Work Session. 

The three proposed questions and projects, as p...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING NOTICE OF TAX INCREASE

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IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 42-17107, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, THE CITY OF SURPRISE IS NOTIFYING ITS PROPERTY TAXPAYERS OF THE CITY OF SURPRISE’S INTENTION TO RAISE ITS PRIMARY PROPERTY TAXES OVER LAST YEAR’S LEVEL. THE CITY OF SURPRIS...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

New Explore Surprise Video

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Here in the City of Surprise, we know how to have fun… from holiday celebrations to parties that honor our heritage! Watch the latest episode of Explore Surprise to learn more about our city’s signature events! https://youtu.be/EZ1aLl56QB8

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

2017 Surprise Retail Survey results are in!

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 The City of Surprise launched a retail survey in March that garnered more than 3,000 responses! 

Thanks to our engaged community, we were able to collect data that helped to identify the city’s retail strengths, as well as opportunities ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Voters ok bonds to build 10 projects

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Voters have approved general obligation funding for projects related to Public Safety, Traffic Congestion Mitigation and Pavement Preservation, according to final results released by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.

Question #1: Voters in S...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

LGE completes Milam Glass HQ in Surprise

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The LGE team served triple-duty as the developer, architect and general contractor for the new $2.7 million headquarters for Milam Glass.

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

City wins big at Best of the West Awards

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The City of Surprise took home some great honors at Thursday night's Westmarc’s annual Best of the West Awards! 

Economic Development Manager Mike Hoover was awarded Westmarc’s President’s Choice Award for his leadership and contribution to the We...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Economic Development Community Profile

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The City of Surprise Community Profile offers information about who we are demographically, our business services, transportation options, key development areas and more.

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Surprise named Global City of the Year

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The City of Surprise has been recognized by the Global Chamber of Phoenix as the Global Business City of the Year at the organization’s annual Grow Globally Fair. 

The annual awards event held recognizes metro Phoenix-based individuals, organizati...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Surprise Economic Development Team Wins Three International Awards

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The Surprise Economic Development team won three international awards on September 19 at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) conference.

IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world's best economic development prog...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

MedProperties Holding and Caddis form JV to develop behavioral health hospital

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MedProperties Holdings and Caddis formed a joint venture to develop a 67,566 square foot, 90-bed hospital in Surprise, Ariz. to meet the growing demand for behavioral healthcare services for adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

JLL will lease Skyway Commons — new spec industrial project

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The Phoenix office of JLL has earned the leasing assignment for Phase I of Skyway Commons, a fully speculative new Class A industrial project that has broken ground in the northwest Phoenix submarket. Totaling 110,221 square feet, Skyway Commons Phase I i...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

US-Canada cross-border healthcare initiative debuts in Surprise

Canada and Surprise handshake

Surprise, Arizona could be the next top destination for Canadian medical travel. In the June 20th Surprise City Council Work Session, guest speaker Marc Kealey, CEO of Kealey & Associates in Toronto, Canada co-presented with Surprise Economic Developm...

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See press release... Economic Development News

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Join the Surprise Fire-Medical Team

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The Surprise Fire-Medical Department is not accepting applications at the moment. Please continue to visit our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the most up-to-date information. You may also submit a "Job Interest Card" with Human ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Surprise Fire-Medical Department receives AHA’s Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

Surprise Fire-Medical Chief Tom Abbott receives Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

The Surprise Fire-Medical Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Surprise Fire-Medical Department graduates eight recruits; including five funded with federal grant

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On Friday, June 16, eight Surprise Fire-Medical Department (SFMD) Firefighter Recruits graduated from the Phoenix Regional Fire Training Academy, Class 17-1, as Firefighters. Five of the recruits were hired from a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency ...

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See press release... Fire-Medical Department News
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Free Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection

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80% of car seats are installed incorrectly. Have your car seat inspected!

Child safety seat inspections are available every 1st and 3rd Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of each month at Fire Station 303 at 15440 N. Cotton Lane from 9-11 a.m.

Call 623.222.5000 to sc...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

New Fire User Fees

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At the November 17th, 2015 Regular Council Meeting, Council approved Resolution 2015 – 108 which authorized an updated user fee schedule citywide to include the following updated fees for the Surprise Fire Medical Department to be effective immediately: R...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Sex offender notifications are up to date

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Please read Chief Young's update on city's notification process.

Read city's notification process... Police Department News
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Surprise Police release statement regarding sex offender notifications

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In early December 2017 the Surprise Police Department became aware of a situation regarding our processes for sex offender community notifications. It was discovered that during calendar years 2016 and 2017 there were a total of 22 community notifications...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

“Rose” and the Surprise Police provide update to MedReturn Program

The Surprise Police Department recognizes the dangers associated with prescription medication abuse and the link it has to illegal drug abuse. Rose, the Department’s therapy dog, has seen first-paw the negative impact that substance abuse can have on fami...Read more...

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