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Surprise resident recognized for earning spot in 2016 Para Olympics

Mayor and Council with Eric Bennett
Surprise City Council recognized Eric Bennett, a long-time Surprise resident who won a gold medal in the Men’s Open Recurve Division at the World Archery Para Championships.

On Tuesday, October 20, the Surprise City Council recognized Eric Bennett, a long-time Surprise resident and teacher at Shadow Ridge High School, who won a gold medal in the Men’s Open Recurve Division at the World Archery Para Championships in Donaueschingen, Germany this past August. The victory guarantees Eric’s participation in the 2016 Para Olympics in Rio next summer. He also captured the silver medal at the Para Pan Games in Toronto.

 

Constitution Day Panel at Willow Canyon High

Vice Mayor Williams helped to coordinate a Veterans Panel at Willow Canyon High School in honor of Constitution Day on September 17. Councilmembers (and veterans) Skip Hall and Jim Biundo participated in the panel and shared with the students their experience in the service and how it related to the constitution.

Constitution Day Panel members at Willow Canyon High
Councilmembers Skip Hall and Jim Biundo with veterans as part of the Constitution Day panel

 

Google-acquired AZ TechCelerator client recognized

During the April 21 City Council Meeting, City Manager Bob Wingenroth and the Surprise City Council recognized Athena Wireless, the city’s first AZ Techcelerator client, for its success! The company, which develops high capacity wireless connectivity systems, was acquired by Google Inc. this year.

Athena Wireless with Mayor and Council
Athena Wireless with Mayor and Council

Celebrity Flag Football Challenge

Super Bowl weekend brought excitement to Surprise with the Celebrity Flag Football Challenge taking over the field at Surprise Stadium. Vice Mayor Williams enjoyed the game and the opportunity to spread the word about Surprise! The game benefited the Wounded Warrior project.

General Plan Summit

Mayor and City Council met with Planning and Zoning Commission members and city staff, Nov. 8, 2014, to talk about how to grow Surprise through the General Plan, so that the city prioritizes projects to attract new employers, maintain a safe community, and ensure a great quality of life for residents through efficient transportation options, the arts and recreation.