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February 2022 • Newsletter

Thank you for signing up for Mayor updates. It is my goal to email you a monthly newsletter with information regarding current events and items that may be of interest to you. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate in contacting me at skip.hall@surpriseaz.gov, 623.222.1313 or 623.451.3975. Also, please feel free to visit my webpage at mayor.surpriseaz.gov. Follow me on Facebook facebook.com/SurpriseMayor and Twitter @SkipHall2.

City Manager Announces Leadership Structure Changes

City Manager Bob Wingenroth has announced changes to the City’s leadership structure as Surprise continues to grow and serve more residents and businesses. This includes promotions for the City’s three Deputy City Managers and the appointment of new department directors in Public Works and Marketing and Communications. Learn more: bit.ly/3tGFTMM

A New Leaf Adding Shelter in Surprise

The West Valley Housing Support center in Surprise.In December, the Arizona Department of Housing awarded $1.14 million to A New Leaf to support the West Valley Housing Support center in Surprise. Construction is set to begin on the $1.5 million project in April with an opening expected by September.

The Center will offer temporary housing to women and families as well as housing support services to far-West Valley residents in need of permanent housing, employment and other related services. It represents an expansion of a partnership between the Surprise Human Services and Community Vitality Department and A New Leaf that began in 2016.

2022 Vice Mayor Selection

The Surprise City Council selected District 2 Councilmember Aly Cline to serve as Vice Mayor at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 18. Per city code, City Council must select a Vice Mayor to serve on an annual basis no later than January 30. The Vice Mayor acts on behalf of the Mayor in the event of absence.

2021 Tax season

The City of Surprise has partnered with A New Leaf, who facilitates the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which provides free tax preparation assistance. VITA sites offer free tax preparation and help taxpayers apply for benefits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.

The program will be available until April 15 at the Surprise Resource Center and through April 14 at Riverboat Bingo. No appointment is necessary, and walk-ins are welcome on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For additional information visit turnanewleaf.org/services/financial-empowerment.

A New Leaf tax assistance schedule.

Register for 2022 Surprise City Academy

Learn about the structure of city government, get updated on local issues and get to know your city leaders. 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 Plz. It’s free to participate, but registration is required by Monday, February 21. For an application and/or more information, please visit surpriseaz.gov/cityacademy or contact Lord Garcillano at lord.garcillano@surpriseaz.gov or 623.222.1647.

Highlights

MLK Celebration

I would like to thank our incredible community for coming out to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration and Service on Saturday, January 15. I would also like to thank the City of Surprise Human Service and Community Vitality Department for putting together such a wonderful event! Pictured below in the left with me is a resident of Surprise, Steve Doolittle, and State Representative Joanne Osborne. Pictured on the right is Gideon Missionary Baptist Church Choir.

360 Physical Therapy Ribbon Cutting

Monday, January 24, Vice Mayor Cline, Council Member Winters and I joined 360 Physical Therapy for a ribbon-cutting. Clinic Director, Anthony Kuhl, hosted the ceremony in honor of the Grand Opening of 360 Physical Therapy, located at 11340 W. Bell Rd., Suite 101.

Thank you for choosing Surprise!

Surprise City Council joins 360 Physical Therapy for a ribbon cutting.

Coming Up

USTA Tennis Series

A tennis ball on a tennis court.The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex is proud to welcome several United States Tennis Association (USTA) tournaments to kick-start the new year.

  • February 4-6: Adult 65 and Over 6.0 and 9.0 Men and Women
  • February 11-13: Adult 65 and Over 8.0 Men & Women

These events will take place at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex located at 14469 W. Paradise Ln. For information on open court availability and tennis programs, please contact the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex at 623.222.2400.

Surprise Pops Band performance

The Surprise Pops Band will perform “Showtime with the Pops” during their concert on Saturday, February 5 at The Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview Pl.

Doors open at 2:15 p.m., the show begins at 3 p.m. The concert is free; however, non-perishable food donations to support the Valley View Community Food Bank are requested and appreciated. Learn more at surprisepopsband.com

2022 State of the City Event

Join me for the State of the City, followed by an outdoor event with a variety of performances and a showcase of City programs and services.

March 31, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Surprise City Hall Outdoor Courtyard
16000 N. Civic Center Plz.

More details to come!

Watch the 2021 State of the City

Sunday in the Park

Sunday in the Park returns to Mark Coronado Park! Join us on February 6 from 3 – 7 p.m. for live music, various food trucks, an assortment of beer and wine, and family-friendly entertainment such as bounce houses, face painting, a trackless train and more! View event details: bit.ly/3sw1lBr. The next Sunday in the Park is April 3.

City Council Meetings

As a friendly reminder, upcoming City Council Meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 15 and Tuesday, March 1. City Council Work sessions begin at 4 p.m. while City Council Meetings follow at 6 p.m. We hope to see you there.