Category Archives: City of Surprise News

Surprise Community Outreach Program AgencyProgram Focus

Amount Funded
A New Leaf
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
BenevillaVolunteer Home Services$5,000
Calvary Chapel FourteenSixCommunity Snow Day Event$2,500
Cancer Support Community AZ
Social and Emotional Cancer Support
Chance Shelter
Pet Safety and Awareness Program
Chicanos Por La Causa Inc.Parent Education$3,000
HART Pantry
Weekend Food Pack for At-Risk Teens
Helping Families in Need
Enrollment Navigator Located at Surprise Resource Center
LAUNCH Team Robotics FIRST Tech Challenge Teams$2,700
Lutheran Social Services
Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP)
Northwest Valley Connect
Transportation Call Center and Volunteer Driver Program
One Step Beyond, Inc.Life Skills Classes$5,000
Radiant Church
Tim Tebow Fundation’s Night to Shine Event
         FY2019 Awards

Rotary Club of Surprise
6th Annual Taste of Surprise Event
Science The Earth
Science Café Workshops with STEM Professionals
Special OlympicsInclusive and Adaptive Basketball$2,600
St. Vincent de PaulUtility and Housing Assistance$10,000
Stage Left ProductionsTheatre Productions$2,500
Stepping Up for Seniors
Assist Income Qualified Seniors with Health Related Needs
Teen Lifeline
Crisis Services and Suicide Prevention
West Valley Arts Council
Vision and Sound: An AfricanAmercian Experience
West Valley Symphony50th Anniversary Season$2,000
Youngtown Community FundMedical Equipment Lending $3,000 munityfund
Total Amount Awarded$100,000

Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission Meeting

Monday, January 7, 2019

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.

Date: January 7, 2019 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Surprise City Hall – Community Room Address: 16000 N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374 Contact: 623.222.1029 Email: Link: Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission Information

Mayor Skip Hall

City Facts:

Recognition & Awards:

  • Top Ten Safest City in the U.S. (Parenting Magazine 2014)
  • #5 Fastest Growing City in the U.S. (WalletHub 2016)
  • Global City of the Year (Global Chamber of Phoenix 2017)
  • Silver Award for Partnerships with Educational Institutions – Ottawa University (International Economic Development Council 2017)
  • Bronze Award for Entrepreneurship – AZ TechCelerator (International Economic Development Council 2017)
  • Bronze Award for Business Retention & Expansion (Single Event) – City of Surprise Bridge-to-Business Program / Bell & Grand Campaign (International Economic Development Council 2017)

City of Surprise

Surprise Progress TV: 2018 Year in Review

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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!

http://insurprisetoday.comCelebrate safely; know the law on fireworks use in Surprise

Passport Services | Official Website – Surprise … – City of SurpriseNote: The City of Surprise does not offer passport photos, please make sure you have your photos with you when you arrive for your passport …

The City Clerk’s Office at Surprise City Hall offers passport services Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.City Hall is located at 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374.

Travel Advisories

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For more details and FAQs about our safety and security information, please see

 on property tax

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. 

Surprise, Arizona

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

Skip Hall city of surprise

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.

Questions? Please contact call 623.222.1900.