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Published on March 01, 2024
Surprise Mayor Skip Hall Hosts Final State of the City with Multimedia ExtravaganzaSource: Facebook/City of Surprise - Mayor's Office

Surprise, Arizona's Mayor Skip Hall is rolling out the red carpet for his swan song State of the City address on March 28, giving residents a final curtain call before he leaves office. The mayor and the City Council are putting a twist on the tradition this year with a video premiere that promises to be more a pep rally than a policy report.

Set to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Surprise City Hall, the event is hyped to blend nostalgia with a peek into the future. Hall is set to surely "share the legacy of Surprise" and lay out what's in store "for generations to come" in what’s described as a multimedia spectacle, according to the city’s official announcement. Attendees can to get a taste of local flavor with music and appetizers starting from 6 p.m., and a post-video celebration is on tap, featuring snacks, entertainment, and a showcase of city services — including a look at the vehicles that keep Surprise safe.

The event appears to double down as a social mixer, with a City Showcase that's set from 7 to 8 p.m. It's geared to let residents mingle and take a gander at what their community has to offer. For those who can’t make it in person, the City of Surprise is making sure no one misses out. The presentation will be broadcast live and replayed on Surprise TV, and they're even streaming it on the city’s Facebook page, for good measure.

For those residents wanting to check out the details or simply plan their evening, more information is provided on the city's event page. With a convenient parking map and a schedule of festivities, the City of Surprise is making a full-court press to ensure the State of the City goes off without a hitch. So mark your calendars for March 28 and join Mayor Hall and the crew at 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza to send off the mayor with a bang and glimpse what's ahead for Surprise.