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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.

 

Ceremony honors new PD Chief & ACM

Ceremony honors new PD Chief & ACM
Pictured L to R: City Manager Bob Wingenroth, Mayor Sharon Wolcott, Police Chief Terry Young, Assistant City Manager Michael Frazier, Councilmember Rachel Villanueva, Councilmember Skip Hall, Councilmember Jim Biundo, Councilmember Roland F. Winters.

Councilman Hall attended a ceremony on July 9 in honor of our new Police Chief, Terry Young, and our new Assistant City Manager, Michael Frazier. The two leaders will start their new roles on Monday, July 13, 2015.

 

IRIS USA Breaks Ground in Surprise

Mayor Wolcott and members of City Council joined IRIS USA, Inc. and its parent company IRIS Ohyama Inc. in breaking ground for the Company’s new Western United States Regional Headquarters facility in Surprise on May, 21, 2015.

The new facility will house some 420,000-square-feet of manufacturing, distribution and office space and initially employ approximately 100 people, the bulk of whom will be recruited from the local area. The facility will be located within the city’s Southwest Railplex Industrial District and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2016.

IRIS Ground Breaking
IRIS Ground Breaking

View additional pictures from the groundbreaking.