Well, a big shout-out to all our great residents in this hometown we call Surprise. June started with a bang and found me on June 1 in a workshop, then a council meeting at 6 p.m. On June 2 at 3 p.m., I met with the Surprise Youth Council to listen to their projects and strategies for this fiscal year. We have some very smart young folks living in our city. We all met in one of the large rooms at Ottawa University, a great school right here in Surprise.
On Thursday, June 10, I had a meeting with Dysart Unified School District Superintendent Quinn Kellis. We met for about an hour and a half to see how the school district can help city and vice versa. We had a good exchange of ideas; and as a matter of fact, Dr. Kellis has already turned the showroom at Valley Vista into an entertainment venue and is calling it The Vista. So instead of having the building empty, he has brought shows in there.
On June 11, we had a ribbon-cutting at the new Ohana Salon in District 1, located at 13980 W. Bell Road, Suite 5. Good luck with your new salon in Surprise.
On Monday, June 14, we did a ribbon cutting for another new business in Surprise. It’s an automotive repair shop at 13260 W. Foxfire Dr. called White Eagle Auto Repair.
The same day, I had a virtual meeting at City Hall with the folks at League of Cities and Towns because I am on their transportation committee. We are getting ready for our conference in Phoenix at the end of August.
The Council had their last meeting for a while on June 15, a workshop meeting and a council meeting where action is taken. The next Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. I hope to see you there.
Monday, June 28 found me at a ribbon-cutting for a large gaming center. It’s called Dungeon Gaming Center at 15557 W Bell Rd, Suite 409. Welcome to Surprise!
Tuesday, June 29, many city of Surprise employees were in attendance at a little party for Lisa Angelini’s retirement celebration. Lisa was well-liked; you could tell by the crowd that was there. Have fun in your retirement Lisa, and you will be missed.
On Wednesday, June 30, District 1 got another new business with a ribbon-cutting at BADAZ Axes located at 16630 W Greenway Rd, Suite 309. It is an axe-throwing venue, but soon they will have an escape room, which will also be a lot of fun.
Well, I will close for now, so be good to yourself and be good to each other.
Roland F. Winters Jr.