City of Surprise, Mayor Sharon Wolcott

Mayor and Councilmembers in Districts 2, 3 & 4 sworn in during City Hall Ceremony

S‌urprise, A‌Z (January 4, 2017) The first Regular City Council Meeting of the New Year included the swearing-in ceremonies for mayor and three councilmembers, on Tuesday, January 3.

Sharon Wolcott, who was re-elected in the August 2016 Primary Election, was sworn in as Mayor of Surprise for a second term.

Re-elected Councilmember John Williams was sworn into office to serve District 3.

Newly elected Councilmember Ken Remley took the oath of office to serve District 4.

Jim Hayden, who won the District 2 council seat in August 2016 and joined the City Council, last October through a vacancy, was also sworn into office.

City Clerk Sherry Aguilar administered the oath of office to each elected official; each of which is sworn to a four-year term.



With over $50 million in an unaccountable fund (contingency) for their pet projects, the City of Surprise council members don’t need us tax payers to pass a BOND. Lots of luck, next time around.

Budgeted expenditures that are set aside for future fiscal years or unforeseen uses are labeled contingency. The financial policy states, “All use of budgetary contingency accounts must be approved by City Council prior to being expended.” Contingency monies are not intended to be spent and represent budget authority that may be approved for use by the City Council.

Surprise Police host Shred-a-Thon and Drug Take Back

S‌urprise, A‌Z (January 4, 2017) On Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 7 until 10 am, the Surprise Police Department will be hosting a Shred-a-Thon and Drug Take Back Event. This event will be held at the Surprise Public Safety Building located at 14250 West Statler Plaza.

During the event members of the public will be able to bring up to 3 boxes of documents per vehicle to be shredded. Additionally, unused prescription and over-the-counter medications can be brought and dropped off for destruction. There is no cost for the shredding of documents or destruction of medications.

Please note that we are unable to accept sharps (to include insulin syringes/needles) or inhalers of any kind. Additionally, the shredding event will continue until 10am or until the shred trucks have been filled up.