• Understanding probate • The importance of wills, living wills, health care powers of attorney • How to create a wealth transfer legacy • How to guarantee your income for the rest of your life & your spouse’s life • How to maximize the living and death benefits of life insurance • How to […]

  Bookmark and Share ADOT on Facebook ADOT on Twitter ADOT on YouTube ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program: public comment begins next week Preservation of state highway system major focus for 2016-2020 program PHOENIX – As the Arizona Department of Transportation begins making plans for improvements to the state highway system over the next five […]

  CCC-CPR consists of continuous aggressive chest compressions to keep the victim’s blood circulating through their brain and heart, which has been proven to increase survival rates. And, because it does not require mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, it reduces the risk of spreading viruses or other kinds of disease between the life-saver and victim. Statistics show the […]

From A- to A

FITCH UPGRADES SURPRISE, AZ MPC DEVELOPMENT FEE WASTEWATER REVS TO ‘A’; OUTLOOK TO STABLE Fitch Ratings-Austin-27 February 2015: Fitch Ratings upgrades to ‘A’ from ‘A-‘ the rating for thefollowing Surprise, Arizona Municipal Property Corporation (the corporation) bonds: –$39.5 million in outstanding wastewater development impact fee and subordinate lien wastewater utility revenue bonds series 2007. Rating […]

Bob Vukanovich Editor………….rvukanovich@cox.net

Like Glendale, Surprise offers a database of transactions, titled It’s YOUR Money. According to the website, Surprise posts an award-winning CAFR and the database “is intended to provide additional information to augment the city’s financial reporting.” Official Website – Surprise, Arizona – It’s YOUR Money PUT THE ABOVE IN GOOGLE SEARCH Bob, there was no […]

City News

Surprise, AZ (February 24, 2015) Take the confusion out of annuities by getting the facts! Plan to attend one of two free workshops being offered by the City of Surprise this March. The workshops, which will take place March 10 and March 17, are being taught by Mark Melkowski and Robert Feinholz with the American […]

Mayor Sharon Wollcott….. sharon.wolcott@surpriseaz.gov ……623-222-1300

Sharon Marko Wolcott, a Surprise resident since 2003, served in the Minnesota legislature as a senator and representative for more than 10 years. Her legislative career included leadership experience on transportation and transit committees. Marko’s efforts helped generate hundreds of millions of dollars in federal transportation dollars to benefit Minnesota transportation projects. Elected to the […]

City Clerk Sherry Ann Aguilar…sherry.aguilar@surpriseaz.gov…623-222-1200

The City Clerk, appointed by the Mayor and Council, serves as the city’s official records custodian. That includes maintaining the Surprise City Code, council meeting minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts/agreements, deeds and easements, leases, insurance certificates, bonds, annexation documents, liquor license postings and notifications, notarized affidavits of publications, meeting and agenda postings. The City Clerk affixes […]

Director of Community and Recreation Services Mark Coronado…mark.coronado@surprise.gov…623-222-2000

  Surprise web site nabs top marks for “transparency, openness” Surprise AZ (March 22, 2011) The City of Surprise web site, www.surpriseaz.gov, has received a perfect score from Sunshine Review, a non-profit organization dedicated to state and local government transparency, for two consecutive years. Sunshine Review noted the availability of city financial information, such as […]

Community Development Director Eric Fitzer

Surprise, AZ (October 14, 2014) Surprise City Manager Bob Wingenroth has announced that Eric Fitzer will serve as the city’s new Community Development Director, effective November 3. Mission Statement “The Surprise Community Development Department strives to provide the very best level of service related to planning, permitting and building safety elements within the City of […]

Community Development Director Eric Fitzer

This Web Site supports Luke Air force Base & our armed forces In February 2007, the Surprise City Council unanimously approved an infrastructure reimbursement agreement with Westcor, facilitating construction of the largest regional mall in Arizona, Prasada. The agreement calls for Westcor to bear the cost of construction and installation of up to $240 million […]

Lindsey Duncan, Finance Director

Our Mission The City of Surprise Finance Department strives to be a professional, proactive leader, identifying issues and offering innovative solutions while providing high quality customer service. Value Objectives Integrity, Accountability, and Respect We build trust and respect with all stakeholders through responsible stewardship of public resources. Customer Focused We serve or customers by providing […]

Chief of Police Michael T. Frazier michael.frazier@surpriseaz.gov… 623-222-4021

Michael Frazier, Police Chief Surprise Police Department Michael Frazier was appointed as the Police Chief for the City of Surprise on February 14, 2011. Previously, Chief Frazier served as the police chief for the City of El Mirage from October 2007 until February 2011. Chief Frazier began his law enforcement career with the Phoenix Police […]

City of Surprise Intergovernmental Relations Director…michael.celaya@surpriseaz.gov…623.222.1620

Nicole Lance to the city manager’s office Surprise, AZ (January 30, 2015) In support of City Council policies to better engage with residents and improve overall quality of life, City Manager Bob Wingenroth today announced key changes in the city’s organizational structure.     Deputy City Manager Nicole Lance Wingenroth also welcomes Nicole Lance to […]


Tony Lombardo The Arizona Republic Dec. 24, 2007 08:43 AM Surprise is nearing a deal with San Francisco-based Granicus Inc. to provide streaming video of meetings live on the city’s Web site, surpriseaz.com. This could begin in the next three to four months, city spokesman Ken Lynch said. The upfront cost to install the necessary […]

Public Works Projects

A project to improve the busy Bell Road intersection with Grand Avenue (US 60) is anticipated to begin by early 2016. Plans call for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to select a design-build team to construct a new Bell Road bridge over Grand Avenue and the adjacent railroad tracks. The bridge will replace the […]


Surprise AZ (February 25, 2014) Surprise is the newest member of the Canada Arizona Business Council, a group promoting trade between Canada and Arizona. “More and more Canadian citizens are part of Surprise as winter or full time residents and property owners,” said Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott. “Like many of us, they love the area […]

Dysart & Santa Fe

My concern about Dysart Rd & Santa Fe 02/19/2008 12:56:26 PM Santa Fe & Dysart Rd Emailed to Bob, Feb.12thI don’t believe that there will be any restrictions for southbound traffic on Dysart turning onto Santa Fe, but I am waiting for a response from the Engineer managing the project. I will let you know […]