Council to interview D2 applicants in Oct. 4 Special Meeting

The Surprise City Council will meet to interview the two applicants seeking the vacant District 2 council seat in a Special Meeting, October 4, at 4 p.m., in City Hall- Council Chambers.

The applicants are Jim Hayden and Martha Bails, both residents of Sun City Grand.

Hayden is a retired firefighter and served 20 years in the United States Air Force. He currently serves as Chairman of the Surprise Public Safety Retirement Board. He also won the District 2 seat in the August Primary, with that four-year term set to begin on January 1, 2017. He has lived in Surprise for 12 years.

Bails is retired and served on the Surprise City Council 2003 – 2007. Prior to that she served on the Planning and Zoning Commission from 2000 – 2003. She also served as a volunteer on the Surprise Citizens Patrol from 2009 – 2011. She has lived in Surprise for 17 years.

See the agenda | View the applicants applications

This meeting is an interview-only meeting, council will not take action. A public comment period on the applicants will conclude October 12, 5 p.m.  Selection of the applicant will take place on Tuesday, October 18, 6 p.m. at the Regular Council Meeting. The selected candidate will serve out the remainder of the current District 2 term which ends December 31, 2016.

The meeting will be carried live on Surprise TV and online at