Mayor Sharon Wolcott was elected in November 2011 on a platform that called for creating more jobs, providing new education options and addressing traffic congestion in Surprise.
The former District 1 council member also has worked hard to bring about more fiscal accountability and transparency at City Hall, and intends to continue the fight for taxpayers in her new job.
As Mayor, she has promised to reach out to the community with regular town hall meetings in neighborhoods across Surprise. Sharon believes city government works best when elected officials and senior staff members take time away from City Hall to engage residents on the issues.
In December, she joined several members of the City Council in an initial round of public meetings to discuss what citizens believe the City’s priorities should be in 2012.
Her hands-on style of leadership is expected to help drive solutions to some of our community’s most pressing and important challenges and opportunities.
Sharon discovered Surprise in 2003. Her first opportunity to serve here came in 2008, when she was appointed to the Surprise Transportation Commission, serving as Vice-Chair. She was elected to the Surprise City Council in 2009.
Before coming to our community, Sharon previously served on the city council in Newport, MN and as a state legislator in both the Minnesota House and Senate.