City of Surprise News

Budget director proposes new ambulance, police officers for Surprise

Surprise Finance Director Lindsey Duncan recently presented the City Council and city manager with a recommended $387.8 million budget for 2019.

City of Surprise ranked 6th healthiest employer in valley

The City of Surprise was recently ranked the sixth healthiest employer among mid-size companies in the valley by the Phoenix Business Journal.

City of Surprise releases results from retail/restaurant survey

The City of Surprise recently released results of its identifying the most liked restaurants and retail shops in the community.

Surprise plans for sale of up to $40 million in bonds

In response to the upgrade of the City of Surprise’s General Obligation (GO) bond rating by Standard and Poor's, the City Council has authorized the first-ever Decide Surprise bond sale.

Deadline nears for City of Surprise summer intern program

Surprise is offering teens between the ages of 15 and 19 a unique eight-week internship opportunity through its Summer Youth Employment Program.

Wolcott to deliver State of the City address April 16

This year’s State of the City address will be presented by Mayor Sharon Wolcott and the Surprise City Council.

Surprise Council approves Bullard Avenue expansion and upgrades

Construction is set to take place this summer along Bullard Avenue following Surprise City Council’s approval of funding at the most recent council meeting.

Surprise Stadium is ranked top spring training spot in Arizona

The Surprise Stadium has been ranked the No. 1 Spring Training Stadium in the state by USA Today and leads both Arizona and Florida's 23 spring training facilities for facility and fan experience.

Babe Ruth League opens registration

The West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball League in the City of Surprise has opened registration through March 23.

City of Surprise seeks applicants for commission vacancies

Applications will be available for all boards and commissions and will also be kept on file for future vacancies.

City releases procurement schedule for Decide Surprise bond projects

The City of Surprise has released its procurement schedule for some of the bond projects that voters approved in November.

Mayor among those paying respects to council member Hayden

The City of Surprise recently noted the passing of long-time West Valley resident, U.S.veteran and District 2 Council member Jim Hayden.

Surprise seeks applicants for Community Development Block Grant program

The City of Surprise is seeking qualified nonprofits to provide public service needs as part of the city's Community Development Block Grant program.

Task force recommends honors for former city director

City of Surprise Task Force Explores Options To Honor Memory of Former City Director

City of Surprise offers free tour of local artist's studio and property

The City of Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission will host a free bus tour to visit local artist's Joe Tyler's 40-acre home studio property featuring hundreds of his projects.

Surprise promotes literacy through bookmark art contest

The City of Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission and the Friends of the Surprise Libraries have kicked off a bookmark contest for sixth- through eighth-grade students to help create awareness for reading and literacy.

Volunteers sought for tax preparation training

The City of Surprise is looking for volunteers to be trained in tax preparation and become part of its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Surprise to vote on purchase of Circle City Water Co.

Residents of Surprise will vote in a special election this coming May to decide if the city will acquire the Circle City Water Co., a move that could grow the city’s allocation of Colorado River water by over 38 percent.

Arizona Fall League offers weekday promotions

The Arizona Fall League is offering special promotions this season where baseball fans have the chance to win giveaways and receive special ticket pricing on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with the Surprise Saguaros at Surprise Stadium.

City of Surprise Resource Center launches new playroom

The city of Surprise has added an early childhood room to its resource center to help parents who come to the center to search for jobs and use community resources.

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