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Surprise, A‌Z (February 10, 2020) The city of Surprise is recruiting new members for the Surprise Youth Council (SYC) – a group of impactful teens who are making a difference in their community!

SYC members serve the community by collaborating with local leaders, including the Mayor and City Council, to give youth a voice in city issues and to help solve youth issues through awareness campaigns, service projects, and community-building events.

Students who are currently in grades 7-11 may apply, as long as they are attending a middle school or high school within the Surprise city limits, attending a Dysart Unified School District high school, or reside within Surprise city limits.

Applications are being accepted now through March 22. The application consists of a video submission, no longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds, and should include the following information:

Surprise, AZ (February 3, 2020)   Surprise, Arizona has been selected by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) as one of two sites for the Baseball Americas Qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The event will begin March 22, 2020.

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The Surprise City Council invites you to attend the 2020 State of the City video presentation and 60th Anniversary Celebration on March 26th from 6-8 p.m.! We’ll take a look at significant achievements that have transformed our city and celebrate the progress we have made over the past 60 years. 

Following the video presentation, city council will reveal a new history wall that tells the story of Surprise from founding day to modern day. This artistic mix of story and photograph is a must-see art piece.

After the reveal, we invite you to stroll the courtyard and city hall for a showcase of the city’s programs and services, including police and fire vehicle displays! We also have live entertainment planned, with performers from some of our local schools and city-run specialty classes. Plus, we’ll have free desserts and finger foods.

Surprise, AZ (February 10, 2020) The city of Surprise is now offering registration for the West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball League! Both individual and team registration is available; league play begins in late April.

Resident and non-resident registration will be held February 10 – March 20 at the Parks & Recreation Office, located at 15960 N Bullard Ave. Registration is also available online at www.surpriseaz.gov/recreation.

Make a difference for youth in your city; join the Surprise Youth Council

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Surprise, A‌Z (February 10, 2020) The city of Surprise is recruiting new members for the Surprise Youth Council (SYC) – a group of impactful teens who are making a difference in their community!

SYC members serve the community by collaborating with local leaders, including the Mayor and City Council, to give youth a voice in city issues and to help solve youth issues through awareness campaigns, service projects, and community-building events.

Students who are currently in grades 7-11 may apply, as long as they are attending a middle school or high school within the Surprise city limits, attending a Dysart Unified School District high school, or reside within Surprise city limits.

Applications are being accepted now through March 22. The application consists of a video submission, no longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds, and should include the following information:


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Surprise, AZ (February 11, 2020) Creativity will be on display this weekend at a handmade market in Surprise! Over 150 local artists and vendors will bring you the ultimate shopping experience.

The Artisan Treasures “Cool Daze Food Truck & Handmade Market” is Saturday, February 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Mark Coronado Park, located at 15960 N. Bullard Ave. Admission is free with a donation of three non-perishable food items or $2.00 per person; youth 12 & under are free. 

The first 100 guests will receive a treasure bag full of goodies, courtesy of participating vendors and Artisan Treasures.

For information about the event, visit woodnme.com/events or contact Surprise Stadium at 623.222.2222.

Surprise, AZ (February 11, 2020) Medical professionals nationwide are now able to practice specialized vascular surgical training outside of the operating room thanks to the revolutionary product created by the AZ TechCelerator’s newest tenant, ReSuture.

Founded by Hannah Eherenfeldt and Benjamin Knapp in 2018, ReSuture develops simulations for a carotid endarterectomy (common vascular surgery procedure) using compact, portable systems that provide open surgical training. The portable training device features an accurate synthetic material that mimics human tissue and simulated blood flow.

ReSuture incorporated in April 2019 after winning a technology competition and securing their first seed funding. 

As a tenant of the AZ TechCelerator, ReSuture will benefit from the business incubator’s entrepreneurial mentorship programs, collaborative workspaces, technological resources and more!

Learn more about ReSuture at resuture.com.

Explore how the AZ TechCelerator can help you grow your business at aztechcelerator.com

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Surprise, A‌Z (February, 11 2020) City of Surprise administrative offices will be closed Monday, February 17 due to Presidents’ Day.

Also due to the holiday, city of Surprise sanitation customers ONLY are reminded there will be a modified collection schedule that week that will postpone collection by one day. There will be no service Monday. Collection will resume on Tuesday, February 18.

To receive weekly reminders about your pickup schedule, including on holiday weeks, sign up to receive texts or emails on the My Surprise App. The app is available in both the Apple and Android app stores, or online at surpriseaz.gov/mysurprise.

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Surprise, A‌Z (February 13, 2020) The city’s one-stop-shop for social services will soon expand its evening hours.

Beginning March 4, the Surprise Resource Center will extend its closing hours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The new hours will be:

Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday: – 8 a.m – 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Through strategic partnerships with a growing number of community-based organizations and government agencies, the center offers Surprise and Northwest Valley residents connections to human services that include everything from rent and utility assistance to employment support to food and nutrition resources.

The Surprise Resource Center is located within the city’s AZ TechCelerator campus at 12425 W Bell Road, Bldg.  A, Ste. 124. Please call 623. 222.1600 for more information and referrals to services and programs.

For more information about the Surprise Resource Center, including a list of programs and partners, please visit www.surpriseaz.gov/ResourceCenter.

For information on additional social service resources provided by the city and other regional assistance agencies, please visit www.surpriseaz.gov/compassionatesurprise.

Surprise, AZ (February 12, 2020) Join the Oregon State Beavers at Surprise Stadium as they host their 2020 season debut right here in Surprise.

The Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic will take place February 14-17 at Surprise Stadium, featuring the Oregon State Beavers, New Mexico Lobos, Gonzaga Bulldogs and Brigham Young Cougars. 

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Surprise, AZ (February 13, 2020) Looking for a great summer job?  The city of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is looking for responsible individuals 16 years of age or older with a positive attitude to join our team. 

Lifeguard certification classes will be offered consecutive Saturdays, February 29 – March 21; or Monday – Thursday, March 16 – 19.  All classes will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The course enrollment fee is $100 for Surprise residents and $120 for non-residents. 

Swim Lesson Instructor certification classes will be offered March 16 –18 (online portion) and March 23 – 25 (in-person) from 3 – 7 p.m. Participants must be lifeguard certified or currently enrolled in a lifeguard certification class to enroll in this class. The registration fee is $120 for Surprise residents and $140 for non-residents.

All classes will be held at the Surprise Aquatic Center, 15831 N. Bullard Ave.

Participants who successfully complete both courses will be certified by the Starfish Aquatics Institute; however, course completion does not guarantee employment with the city of Surprise. 

For more information about the certification courses or how to apply for a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor position, please contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 623.222.2000 or visit

Register for lifeguard, swim lesson instructor classes and apply to work at the Aquatic Center

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Surprise, AZ (February 13, 2020) Looking for a great summer job?  The city of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is looking for responsible individuals 16 years of age or older with a positive attitude to join our team. 

Lifeguard certification classes will be offered consecutive Saturdays, February 29 – March 21; or Monday – Thursday, March 16 – 19.  All classes will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The course enrollment fee is $100 for Surprise residents and $120 for non-residents. 

Swim Lesson Instructor certification classes will be offered March 16 –18 (online portion) and March 23 – 25 (in-person) from 3 – 7 p.m. Participants must be lifeguard certified or currently enrolled in a lifeguard certification class to enroll in this class. The registration fee is $120 for Surprise residents and $140 for non-residents.

All classes will be held at the Surprise Aquatic Center, 15831 N. Bullard Ave.

Participants who successfully complete both courses will be certified by the Starfish Aquatics Institute; however, course completion does not guarantee employment with the city of Surprise. 

For more information about the certification courses or how to apply for a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor position, please contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 623.222.2000 or visit www.surpriseaz.gov/aquatics.

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Home water treatment units Failure to perform maintenance on your home water treatment unit can result in poor water quality. If you installed a home water treatment system such as a water softener or reverse osmosis system, please remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on operation and maintenance. For more information, contact the manufacturer of your treatment system for maintenance instructions or assistance. Additional information about home water treatment systems is available from the Water Quality Association at 630-505-0160 or by visiting wqa.org.

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Surprise, AZ (February 4, 2020) Beginning February 5, motorists traveling along westbound Bell Road will experience curb lane restrictions between Litchfield Road and Bullard Avenue due to APS utility work.

The work is scheduled to occur daily from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Turning movements will be maintained at signalized intersections.

Construction activities along Bell Road related to the utility work will be suspended prior to the first Spring Training game at Surprise Stadium on Friday, February 21 and will resume after the Spring Training season.

Surprise, AZ (February 6, 2020) Help shape funding priorities for housing and community development needs in Surprise by attending a public hearing! Every five years the city is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop and submit a Consolidated Plan which identifies goals and objectives as they relate to providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and opportunities for expanding economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons. The city will also create a Program Year 2020 Annual Action Plan for the program year beginning July 1, 2020.