Surprise, AZ (January 11, 2022) Want to learn about the structure of city government, get updated on local issues and get to know your city leaders? Register for the 2022 Surprise City Academy!
The eight-session academy offers the opportunity to learn about the City directly from the mayor, councilmembers, city manager and upper-level city staff.
The Surprise City Academy begins on February 28 and will meet weekly on Mondays from 6 – 8:30 p.m. through April 18. Most classes will be held in the City of Surprise Public Safety Auditorium, 14250 W Statler Plaza.
The agenda for the January 18, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting has been posted at:
Surprise, AZ (January 11, 2022) Due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, City of Surprise sanitation customers ONLY are reminded there will be a modified schedule that will postpone collection by one day. Monday, January 17 collection will be picked up Tuesday, January 18; Tuesday collection will happen Wednesday and so on.
Surprise, AZ (January 7, 2022) More than 2,000 dogs will strut their stuff in Surprise for the Copper Classic Dog Show, Friday, January 28 through Sunday, January 30.
Surprise, AZ (January 6, 2022) Fore! Come join us on January 15 for the Itty Bitty Open. This is a great way to introduce children to the game of golf. This FREE event has three clinic times starting at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Juniors and their parents will learn the basic skills of golf taught by qualified PGA and LPGA professionals.
Surprise, AZ (January 3, 2022) The City of Surprise presents the return of Sunday in the Park events in January, February and April!
The first event in the series is happening January 23 and will feature live music by The 8-Tracks, various food trucks, an assortment of beers and wines, entertainment and more!
Surprise, AZ (January 4, 2022) The City of Surprise is looking for experienced vocalists, musicians and Color Guards to perform the National Anthem at Surprise Stadium for Cactus League Spring Training games, February 26 – March 26, 2022.
Surprise, AZ (January 4, 2022) Happy Valley Rd. will be closed between 183rd Ave. and195th Ave. from Jan. 10 to Feb. 18 for improvements. Detour routes are 195th Ave. to Jomax to the north and 195th Ave. to Deer Valley to the south.
Surprise, AZ (January 6, 2022) The 20th annual Surprise Spring Training Season will kick off on Saturday, February 26 with the annual Surprise Sundancer Charity Game at Surprise Stadium, featuring home teams – the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.
Jeff Mihelich began as Bozeman’s City Manager on May 26, 2020. Jeff is an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Credentialed City Manager with 28 years of experience in large cities, small towns, and counties including his most recent term as Deputy City Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the City of Fort Collins, Colorado….Jeff use to work for Surprise. This is what Jeff said about Surprise …
I found Surprise, AZ (sub of Phoenix) with a population of about150,000 and a 300 sq mile planning area. This was a place where 40% of all homes were in foreclosure and I would have to lay off 40% of the staff. This process was very, very painful, but gave the Surprise a chance to reset the foundational processes and allowed remaining staff to take on several responsibilities and expand their core competencies to really accomplish many things. In the end, I took the challenge and helped Surprise, AZ adapt, and gave my kids the resources to become amazing track athletes in college.
Dec. 10 – 18:
Autoshow Ave. (Cactus Rd. to just south of Sweetwater Ave.)
The road will be closed to through traffic at Waddell Rd. Business traffic will be maintained to all dealerships. A detour to Cotton Ln. will be posted.
Dec. 18 – Jan. 8:
Cotton Ln. (Cactus Rd. to Legacy Traditional School entrance)
The road will be closed to through traffic at Waddell Rd. Local and school traffic will have access south to the Legacy Traditional School entrance. A detour to Autoshow Ave. will be posted.
View the latest road closures and traffic restrictions at surpriseaz.gov/roadwork.
Surprise, AZ (December 9, 2021) Season ticket and mini plan packages for the 2022 Spring Training Season will go on sale at SurpriseStadium.com starting Monday, December 13 at 10 a.m. (MST). Each ticket option will offer unique perks, savings over the individual game ticket price, choice of the best available seating locations and exclusive access to special season ticket plan holder event and pre-sale opportunities.
The agenda for the December 7, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting has been posted at:
Surprise Party schedule of events and activities
Surprise, AZ (December 1, 2021) Experience stories of Arizona history and culture at a series of virtual speaker events presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities in 2022.
Local experts from Arizona Humanities’ AZ Speaks program will present on the following topics via Zoom:
January 26,11 a.m. – Noon
Western Pulp Fiction (Speaker: Steve Renzi)
Surprise, AZ (November 8, 2021) Surprise trash collection zones will change beginning Monday, January 3, 2022, to balance the number of homes serviced on each collection day as the city continues to grow.
Not all residents will see changes to their trash collection schedule. These changes apply to city of Surprise sanitation customers only; and some neighborhoods will retain their current collection day.
Surprise, AZ (November 9, 2021) Watch a livestream view of Surprise City Center through a new web camera located on top of the Surprise City Hall Parking Garage.
Surprise, AZ (November 22, 2021) The community is invited to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in celebration of two Surprise fire stations built in 2021 – Fire Station 304 in our northern area and Fire Station 308 in southeast Surprise!
The ceremony will be held:
Tuesday, December 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Fire Station 308, 13771 W. Cactus Rd., Surprise
Surprise, AZ (November 22, 2021) As you search for the perfect gifts this holiday season, don’t forget that shopping locally helps to shape your community – so, “Shop Surprise, Shape Surprise!”
Surprise, AZ (November 23, 2021) Join City of Surprise for the 5th annual Deck the Hock holiday event! This free, family-friendly celebration will be held on Wednesday, December 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Surprise Senior Center, 15832 N. Hollyhock Street. It includes performances by local school choirs, hot cocoa, sweet treats, tree decorating, holiday crafts, snow play and more!
Surprise, AZ (November 3, 2021) The unofficial results of the November 2 election are in, and Surprise voters have approved an EPCOR franchise extension.
Surprise, AZ (November 24, 2021) Surprise Parks & Recreation and Bravous Esports are teaming up again to offer another Fortnite Esports Tournament on December 11 from 2-5 p.m.!
Surprise has three available water sources: groundwater, reclaimed water, and Colorado River water (surface water from the Central Arizona Project). Currently, Surprise relies solely on groundwater for drinking water purposes.
Surprise, AZ (November 17, 2021) The Surprise City Council approved an ordinance that prohibits the feeding of wild animals on city-owned property, including city parks, at Tuesday evening’s Regular Council Meeting.