Amount Funded Website A New Leaf Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program $7,500 turnanewleaf.org BenevillaVolunteer Home Services$5,000 benevilla.org Calvary Chapel FourteenSixCommunity Snow Day Event$2,500 ccsurprise.com Cancer Support Community AZ Social and Emotional Cancer Support $5,000 cscaz.org Chance Shelter Pet Safety and Awareness Program $4,000 chanceshelter.org Chicanos Por La Causa Inc.Parent Education$3,000 cplc.org HART Pantry Weekend Food Pack for At-Risk Teens $4,000 hartpantry.org Helping Families in Need Enrollment Navigator Located at Surprise Resource Center $5,000 hfinaz.com LAUNCH Team Robotics FIRST Tech Challenge Teams$2,700 Lutheran Social Services Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) $7,200 lss-sw.org Northwest Valley Connect Transportation Call Center and Volunteer Driver Program $10,000 northwestvalleyconnect.org One Step Beyond, Inc.Life Skills Classes$5,000 osbi.org Radiant Church Tim Tebow Fundation’s Night to Shine Event $2,500 radiantchurch.com FY2019 Awards
Rotary Club of Surprise 6th Annual Taste of Surprise Event $5,000 rotary.org Science The Earth Science Café Workshops with STEM Professionals $2,500 sciencetheearth.com Special OlympicsInclusive and Adaptive Basketball$2,600 specialolympicsarizona.org St. Vincent de PaulUtility and Housing Assistance$10,000 stvincentdepaul.net Stage Left ProductionsTheatre Productions$2,500 stageleftaz.com Stepping Up for Seniors Assist Income Qualified Seniors with Health Related Needs $2,000 steppingupforseniors.org Teen Lifeline Crisis Services and Suicide Prevention $5,000 teenlifeline.org West Valley Arts Council Vision and Sound: An AfricanAmercian Experience $2,000 westvalleyarts.org West Valley Symphony50th Anniversary Season$2,000 westvalleysymphony.org Youngtown Community FundMedical Equipment Lending $3,000 ytcommunityfund.wixsite.com/ytcom munityfund Total Amount Awarded$100,000
The purpose of the Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission is to encourage cultural growth in the city and to ensure that art, culture and entertainment are central elements of the quality of life for city residents. To this end, the commission will encourage the development of cultural opportunities and resources, as well as the creative, social and community benefits they provide.
From new business and university growth to award-winning city programs and spectacular community events, we had a memorable 2018 here in Surprise! Check out this ‘Year in Review’ episode of Surprise Progress TV for a look back at some of our biggest stories!
While the property tax rate for FY16 is maintained at $0.7591 per $100 of assessed valuation, home valuations have increased. Home valuations are set by the Maricopa County Assessor. On average, property valuations have increased by 2.6% over last year, resulting in a like increase in the amount levied.
Poetry Slam at WHAM
Friday, December 21, 2018
This event features open mic night for poetry, free verse, and storytelling!
All are welcome to participate as performers and/or listeners. Any established or original pieces may be read.
This is a free event and open to the public! December 21, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: WHAM 16560 N Dysart Rd Surprise, AZ 85378
Contact: 623.334.5271 Cost: Free
For details contact: Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Vice Chair Margaret Lieu
City offices closed Dec. 25 & Jan. 1 for holidays; trash / recycling schedule change
Surprise, AZ (December 18, 2018) City of Surprise administrative offices will be closed Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas Day and Tuesday, January 1 for New Year’s Day.
City of Surprise trash and recycling customers ONLY are reminded that collection will be postponed by one day both the week of Christmas and New Year’s. There will be no collection on December 25 or January 1. Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday; Wednesday collection will occur on Thursday; Thursday collection will occur on Friday.
Please note that not all City of Surprise residents are City of Surprise trash and recycling customers and, therefore, may not experience a change in pickup service. Please check with your service provider.