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Chris Judd: District 6 Newsletter — September 2022


On Tuesday, August 24, we joined Epic UTV for a Ribbon Cutting event! Shawn Cotton, Owner of Epic UTV, hosted the ceremony in honor of the opening of their new shop, located at 10937 N. Solar Canyon Way. Welcome to Surprise!

Mayor Hall and Councilmembers in a blue UTV

Incentives for Surprise residents for being water-conscious 

Surprise water customers can save water and money thanks to new rebates. From now through April 2023, City-serviced residential and business customers can take advantage of the water conservation rebate programs listed below: 

  • Single-family turf removal rebate
  • WaterSense®-labeled irrigation controller rebate
  • Single-family new home Xeriscape landscape installation
  • HOA, commercial, multifamily turf removal rebate

For detailed information and to learn more about the rebate programs, visit surpriseaz.gov/waterconservation

Benefitness Adaptive Gym ribbon cutting

On Wednesday, August 10, we joined Benefitness Adaptive Gym for a Ribbon Cutting event! Joanne Thomson, CEO of Benevilla, hosted the celebration in honor of the opening of their new facility, located at 16752 N. Greasewood St. Thank you for choosing Surprise!

a group of people standing outside a building behind a red ribbon

Baseball is back in Surprise!

Major League Baseball has announced the Arizona Fall League 2022 schedule. The Surprise Saguaros, one of six teams who compete in the Arizona Fall League, will begin their season on Tuesday, October 4 at Surprise Stadium. The roster for the Surprise Saguaros will include the top prospects from the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Saguaros will compete against the Glendale Desert Dogs, Scottsdale Scorpions, Mesa Solar Sox, Peoria Javelinas and Salt River Rafters, each team assembling the top talent from each of the 30 Major League Baseball affiliates.

Individual game tickets will be available for purchase online or on game day, one hour prior to game time, at the stadium box office. During the 2022 season, box office transactions will be cashless. Accepted forms of payment include Visa & MasterCard.

Single Game Tickets
Adult: $10 | Senior 55+: $8
Kids 12 and under are free, but must be accompanied by an adult.  

To check out the 2022 Arizona Fall League schedule or to purchase a season pass, go to AZ Fall League. For additional information, contact the Surprise Stadium Box Office at 623.222.2222 or visit MLB AZ Fall League.

Surprise seeking sponsors and exhibitors for SciTech event

The City is currently seeking event exhibitors and sponsors for the 2022 SciTech event that will take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 in the Mark Coronado Park parking lot, 15850 N. Bullard Ave. 

More than 600 science enthusiasts of all ages attended the City’s last SciTech Festival to view robotics presentations, fun experiments and learn about opportunities to engage in STEAM-related (science, technology, engineering, art and math) programs. Organizations, schools and businesses with hands-on, interactive STEAM projects or presentations are invited to request a free booth to participate in this year’s event.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for organizations who would like to partner with the City to host the event. View available sponsorship levels. To participate in the Surprise SciTech Festival or for more information, visit surpriseaz.gov/SciTech or contact Lord Garcillano at 623.222.1647 or lord.garcillano@surpriseaz.gov

Now accepting vendors for Surprise Fiesta Grande

Join us for the Surprise Fiesta Grande street festival celebrating our unique culture, traditions and community! This family-friendly event on Saturday, October 8, from 5 - 9 p.m. in the Original Town Site on Hollyhock Street in the Grand Avenue corridor, offers a fun evening of live music, food, dancing, vintage classic cars and so much more! There is a $20 pre-event registration fee, which includes a t-shirt, dash plaque and goody bag.

The street festival offers promotional opportunities for interested businesses, organizations and non-profits. The booth fee is $150 for non-profit organizations and $500 for all others. Booths includes a 10 x 10 vendor tent, (1) table and (2) chairs. Please note that space is limited!

The City is also accepting Classic Car Show entries in-person at the Parks and Recreation Office, located at 15960 N. Bullard Ave., and online at surpriseaz.gov/FiestaGrande. For more information, contact Daniel Luvisi at 623.222.2251 or daniel.luvisi@surpriseaz.gov.

Surprise Fiesta Grande ad

Surprise Fire-Medical starts recruitment for multiple positions

The City of Surprise Fire Medical Department will be opening recruitment for multiple positions from August through September. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. Each of the positions have their own set of requirements and qualifications listed below: 

  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT): August 22 - September 12
    • Possess Arizona EMT & CPR certifications at the time of application
  • Paramedics: August 22 - September 12
    • Possess Arizona Emergency Paramedic Certification at the time of application
    • One year experience as a Paramedic, or two years experience as an Emergency Medical Technician
  • Firefighter Recruit: September 1 - 30
    • Possess EMT & CPR certifications at the time of application
    • Possess a Certified Physical Ability Test (CPAT), dated within six months prior to submitting an application

Fire Medical Recruiting

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Council Meetings and Agenda

The next regularly scheduled City Council Meeting will take place on September 20 at 6 p.m. and will be open to the public for in-person attendance. You can also watch live at surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv or the Surprise City Gov Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofsurprise. Cox channel 11 also carries the meetings live. Agendas are always posted online at a minimum of two days prior. 

If you see something on the agenda that concerns you, please reach out before the meeting so I have time to address your concern. I may even ask your questions during the City Council presentation. The best way to reach me is chris.judd@surpriseaz.gov

Meet and Greet

Please join me for my D6 Community Meeting on September 21 at 6 p.m. at Venue Taproom, 13699 N. Litchfield Rd. I look forward to discussing the latest City issues and answering any questions you might have. 

Please check my webpage at surpriseaz.gov/district6 for updates to my meeting schedule.