Councilmember Winters attended the Surprise Community Center Open House on March 28 where residents had an opportunity to enjoy food, tour the facility and meet the staff of the new Human Service and Community Vitality Department.
Councilman Winters shakes the hands of kids and coaches participating in Cal Ripken Day at Surprise Stadium on March 21. Teams from the city’s Cal Ripkin Baseball League had the chance to walk the bases in a “parade of teams” before the start of the game.
Councilman Winters attended a Celebrity Reading event at Canyon Ridge Elementary School on March 24. As part of the event, he read to two 2nd grade classes.
Councilman Winters participated in the groundbreaking ceremony at Veramonte Park on Saturday, March 14.
The park, located at 12741 N. 140th Ave., will be receiving various improvements including: a splash pad, parking lot and restrooms.
For more information on Veramonte Park, please call 623.222.2000.
While in Washington D.C. for the National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference, Councilman Winters and other members of Council met with Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego to discuss the city’s legislative agenda.
Councilmember Winters attended the groundbreaking for Surprise Farms Park improvements on February 28. When improvements are complete, by the end of 2015, residents can enjoy a new skate park, splash pad, basketball courts and more!
The Celebrity Flag Football Challenge brought celebs, fans, and media to Surprise Stadium on Super Bowl weekend! Councilmember Winters had the chance to meet with media and give some insight into what makes Surprise so special. The game not only provided exposure for the City, it also benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project.
I had the pleasure of seeing the Surprise Youth Council (SYC) sworn in on January 15. This inspiring group of young people will bring a fresh, new voice to the city! Learn more about SYC here: http://bit.ly/1xaEvKY
Boards and Commissions members recommended by the Boards and Commissions Selection Committee, of which Councilmember Winters is chair, were approved by Council and sworn in on Dec. 16. Mary Pate was appointed to the Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission; Christine Baker, Nicole Jeffords and Joseph Poschner were appointed to the Disability Advisory Commission; Matthew Keating was appointed to the Planning & Zoning Commission; and Ryan Spotts was appointed to the Health Benefits Trust Fund Board.
Councilmember Winters attended the City of Surprise Legislative Breakfast on December 11, 2014.
It was an opportunity for the Mayor and City Council to discuss the City of Surprise legislative priorities with Arizona Senators and Representatives.
Legislators present included Senators Judy Burges, Debbie Lesko and Don Shooter and Representatives David Livingston, Phil Lovas, Rick Gray, Tony Rivera, Darin Mitchell and Steve Montenegro.
Mayor Wolcott and City Manager Bob Wingenroth shared the vision of Surprise and discussions covered economic development, education and fire districts.