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City Council selects Aly Cline as Vice Mayor

The Surprise City Council selected District 2 Councilmember Aly Cline to serve as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

Per city code, City Council must select a Vice Mayor to serve on an annual basis no later than January 30. The Vice Mayor acts on behalf of the Mayor in the event of absence. 

Cline was elected to City Council in August 2020 to serve a four-year term beginning January 2021. Her term expires December 31, 2024.

Cline serves on the City Council Subcommittees for Boards and Commissions Nominations (Chair), Tourism Fund and Performance Evaluation. She also serves on the Maricopa Association of Government (MAG) Human Services and Community Initiatives Committee.

Cline has volunteered more than 20,000 hours within the City of Surprise, including as President of Friends of the Surprise Libraries, a nonprofit organization that supports local teachers through a grant program focused on literacy, reading and special education programs.

Before retiring in 2008, she worked for 35 years in the financial services industry, managing staff and developing training programs for management and staff. 

Cline has a Certificate in Business Management from UCLA.

Mayor and Councilmembers in Districts 2, 3 & 4 sworn in

The first Regular City Council Meeting of the New Year included the swearing-in ceremonies for mayor and three councilmembers. 

Skip Hall was sworn in as Mayor after winning the seat in the August Primary Election. He previously served as Mayor by appointment, following a mayoral resignation in November 2018. 

Newly elected Councilmember Aly Cline was sworn in as District 2 Councilmember.

Re-elected Councilmember Patrick Duffy was sworn into office to serve District 3.  

Re-elected Councilmember Ken Remley took the oath of office to serve District 4.

Each elected official was sworn in to a four-year term. 

District 5 Councilmember Jack Hastings was sworn into office in November, per state law, after defeating an appointed councilmember for that district in the August Primary Election. He will serve a two-year term.

For more information about each of the councilmembers, please visit their websites:

Council will select a Vice Mayor at the next regular Council meeting, scheduled for January 19 at 6 p.m. City Council meetings are televised on Surprise TV and streamed live on the internet at