Mayor Hall and Councilmember Winters join Ally Pediatric Therapy for a ribbon cutting.

December 2021 • Newsletter

Hello to all my friends in Surprise, I hope you are all well and safe.

Last month started off with a workshop and City Council Meeting on the 2nd at 6 p.m. where members of the Youth Council presented reports on school projects. We have some very smart young folks living in our city.

On Friday, November 5, you found me at a ribbon-cutting for Ally Pediatric Therapy, located at 13700 N. Dysart Rd., Suite #180. Welcome to Surprise!

Mayor Hall and Councilmember Winters join Ally Pediatric Therapy for a ribbon cutting.
Mayor Hall and Councilmember Winters join Ally Pediatric Therapy for a ribbon cutting.

The same day, I, along with Mayor Hall, Chief Piña and Councilwoman Cline attended a Newcomer’s Welcome event at Arizona Traditions. This event welcomed those who moved to Arizona Traditions this year and it was a great opportunity for them to learn more about the facilities, activities and clubs within the community.

On November 11 at 9 a.m., I along with Mayor Hall, Vice Mayor Duffy, and Council Members Hastings and Judd honored our servicemen and women at our 7th annual City of Surprise Veterans Day Parade. Thank you to our amazing community for coming out to participate and support. And a big thank you to Surprise Parks and Recreation for a successful pancake breakfast and parade.

Councilmember Winters in the Veterans Day Parade.

Friday, November 12, I had my AZ Traditions Chat, held at The Retreat at AZ Traditions at 7 p.m., which Councilwoman Cline attended.

Of course, on Tuesday, November 16, we had our workshop at 5 p.m. and the City Council Meeting at 6 p.m. where Mayor Hall proclaimed Saturday, November 27 as Small Business Saturday in Surprise. Debbie Han, CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association accepted the proclamation. This day is recognized nationally as a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Show your support by shopping Surprise’s small businesses! The next City Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 7 at 6 p.m. I hope to see you there.

I had my Valley Metro meeting on Thursday, November 18, from my office at City Hall. Even though the meetings offer in-person attendance now, I chose to do this meeting via Zoom. It’s more convenient than driving to Phoenix!

On Friday, November 19, I attended the ThrivePoint High School Grand Re-Opening ribbon-cutting, located at 16578 W. Greenway Rd., Suite #204. This celebratory event welcomes ThrivePoint High School, formerly eInsitute into our local community. Congratulations Learning Center Coordinator Mckenzie McClanahan. We wish you the best of luck here in Surprise.

Below are some upcoming events happening here in Surprise:

  • December 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
    D1 AZ Traditions Chat at The Retreat, 18250 W. Weatherby Dr.
  • December 14, 3:15-5:15 p.m.
    Fire Station 304 & 308 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Fire Station 308, 13771 W. Cactus Rd.
  • December 21, 6-8 p.m.
    City Council Meeting at City Hall in the Council Chambers
  • January 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
    D1 AZ Traditions Chat at The Retreat, 18250 W. Weatherby Dr.
  • January 18, 6-8 p.m.
    City Council Meeting at City Hall in the Council Chambers
  • January 23, 3-7 p.m.
    Sunday in the Park at Mark Coronado Park, 15850 N. Bullard Ave.

So as you can see, we are getting busy and back to order. I’ll sign off for now, so be good to yourself and be good to each other.

Take care,

Roland F. Winters Jr.