Ken Remley: District 4 Newsletter — November 2022

Posted 11/4/22

The city is gathering feedback from residents about the programs and services they would like to see in the future Multigenerational Community Resource Center.

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Ken Remley: District 4 Newsletter — November 2022

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The City is gathering feedback from residents about the programs and services they would like to see in the future Multigenerational Community Resource Center! Now through November 17, take the survey and share your thoughts.

The vision for the center is to relocate and expand programs and services currently limited by space in the Surprise Resource Center, Hollyhock Library and Surprise Senior Center and move them into this new centralized location, close to the Villanueva Recreation Center. The new center is scheduled to be completed by 2025. Learn more at surpriseaz.gov/MCRC.

Take the survey

Free health services at Surprise Resource Center

The Adelante Healthcare Community Health Team is offering free health services at the Surprise Resource Center - 12425 W. Bell Rd. Every Tuesday, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., residents of all ages can take advantage of services like blood pressure and glucose screenings; health education; assistance applying for Medicaid and food assistance; and more! No appointment necessary. For questions regarding these services, please call 623.222.1600. To learn more about the Human Service Community Vitality Department, go to surpriseaz.gov/HSCV.

Surprise Fiesta Grande

On Saturday, October 8, Vice Mayor Cline, Councilmember Winters and I attended Fiesta Grande 2022 in the Original Town Site on Hollyhock Street! Thank you to all who participated in making this event a success. See you next year!

Councilmember Remley, Winters, and Vice Mayor Cline on stage at Fiesta Grande.

Surprise Founder’s Day Party

This year’s Surprise Party will pay tribute to one of our original festivals – Founder’s Day! Join us on Saturday, December 3 from 2 - 9 p.m. as we honor our history with a carnival, car show, photo opportunities with Santa in Santa’s Workshop, the traditional tree lighting ceremony, a drone light show and more! The carnival portion of the event is also available to enjoy on Sunday, December 4 from 12 - 5 p.m. For full event details, visit surpriseaz.gov/surpriseparty.

Surprise Founders Day Party

Sunday in the Park

The City of Surprise presents Sunday in the Park events this fall! The next event in the series is happening on November 6 and will feature live music by Blaine Long & Rosas del Rey, various food trucks, an assortment of beers and wines, entertainment and more! Event admission is free; food and drink will be available for purchase. Don’t forget a blanket or lawn chair! Dogs must be leashed. 

This event will be held at Mark Coronado Park, 15850 N. Bullard Ave. from 3 - 7 p.m. For more information or to view the list of upcoming events, visit surpriseaz.gov/specialevents.

Sunday in the Park

Veterans Day Parade

Join us in honoring our service men and women at the 8th annual City of Surprise Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 11. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will be routed along Bullard Avenue between Paradise and Tierra Buena lanes. It will feature a military flyover, community floats, bands, dancers and more! There’s also an option to purchase breakfast and coffee from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. 

In preparation, on the morning of the parade, the following roads will be closed at 9:30 a.m. and will reopen shortly after the conclusion of the festivities:

  • Paradise Lane between Bullard Avenue and Buck O’Neil Way
  • Bullard Avenue between Paradise Lane and Tierra Buena Lane

A woman saluting

Fitch upgrades Surprise credit rating to ‘AAA’

Fitch Ratings, one of the “Big Three” nationally-recognized credit rating agencies, has upgraded the City’s Excise Tax Revenue Obligations and Issuer Default Rating to ‘AAA’ from ‘AA+.’ A city’s credit rating is important due to its impact on interest rates in the bond market. A better rating means the City can sell bonds to finance capital projects and pay a lower interest rate to the buyer. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3Se3Xiz

SciTech Festival

Join us on December 10 as we celebrate science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics efforts in the community! This FREE, fun-filled educational event features interactive demonstrations and exhibits. To get involved or for more information, go to surpriseaz.gov/SciTech.

2022 SciTech Festival

District 4 Community Meeting

Join me for my next monthly Community Meeting on Wednesday, December 28 at 6 p.m. at the Surprise Senior Center, located at 15832 N. Hollyhock St. Check the City website at surpriseaz.gov for updated information on my meet and greet schedule. Call or email me in the meantime with any questions or concerns you may have.

City Council Meetings

The next regularly scheduled City Council Meeting is November 15 at 6 p.m. in the City of Surprise Council Chambers. City Council meetings are open to in-person attendance or you may tune in at surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv, the Surprise City Gov Facebook page facebook.com/cityofsurprise or on Cox channel 11 to watch the meeting live.

Surprise, City Council, Ken Remley, District 4