My name is Alyson “Aly” Cline. I love Surprise! I was first elected to City Council in 2020, with a term beginning in January 2021. I was appointed to the role of Vice Mayor in January 2022 and have a term expiration of December 31, 2024.
I moved here in 2002, after looking at many various active living communities in many states. I have been married to Gary Cline for 33 years and have two stepsons, Eric and Nathan Cline.
In the last 12 years, I have been able to volunteer more than 20,000 hours within the City of Surprise. Before I retired in 2008, I worked for 35 years in the financial services industry, managing staff and developing training programs for management and staff. I have a Certificate in Business Management from UCLA.
This last year on City Council has offered me the opportunity to participate in selecting residents to participate in our local community commissions. (i.e. Parks and Recreation Commission, the Veterans, Disability, Human Services and Vitality Commission, the Arts & Culture Advisory Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Trustees, and the Audit Committee).
I have also served on the Maricopa Association of Government (MAG) Human Services and Community Initiatives board; dealing with issues that include Veterans services and homelessness. I have served on the Broadband USA Committee meetings relating to the need for Broadband access in rural areas of Arizona and the impacts on businesses, families, students and local schools.
I have been able to participate in West Valley Women; an organization that supports women in business. I also participated in Women 4 Women; a non-profit organization that provides hygiene products to support women in crisis. I have also been able to support the West Valley Veterans Success Center now located in the Surprise Resource Center.
I am still President of Friends of the Surprise Libraries, Inc., a nonprofit organization that supports local teachers through a grant program focused on literacy, reading and special education programs.
Representing the interests of all of the communities located within District 2 is of the utmost importance to me. That means reaching out to local Home Owner Associations, meeting with residents and listening to their needs and concerns.