S‌urprise, A‌Z (August 14, 2019) TheSurprise Fire-Medical Department is offering free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for residents interested in volunteering in an emergency or disaster situation.

Surprise, AZ (August 15, 2019) Help shape funding priorities for housing and community development needs in the city by taking a survey!

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 funding priorities for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) programs for the next five years.

Surprise, A‌Z (August 14, 2019) Registration is open for the 2019 Surprise HOA Academy!

The goal of the Academy is to provide expert information for HOA residents, board members and managers. Topics include contracts, fiduciary duty, Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) enforcement and code compliance.

Residents who want to learn more about living in an HOA community, serving on an HOA board or who just want more information about laws that govern HOAs, are encouraged to attend.

Starting this month, you may begin to notice U.S. Census Bureau representatives in your neighborhood as they verify addresses in preparation for next year’s Census. The Census is a count of America’s population and is required by the U.S. Constitution each decade. The next one is April 1, 2020.

S‌urprise, A‌Z (August 12, 2019) Like many communities across the country, the city of Surprise recycling program is struggling to maintain existing service levels amid soaring operational costs.

The city began curbside recycling in 2004 and the revenue generated by the recyclables helped to offset the cost of providing the service. However, since December 2017 the city has incurred growing expenses to the program (nearly $215,000), which we can no longer absorb.