By Jason Stone | Your Valley
A familiar face appears poised to come back to lead the city of Surprise.
Bob Wingenroth, who was the city’s manager from 2014 to 2018, wants his old job back, and the Surprise City Council will vote on whether to rehire him at the Oct. 5 Council meeting.
Wingenroth would replace the soon-retiring Mike Frazier, who had replaced Wingenroth when Wingenroth resigned for personal reasons nearly three years ago.
The vote on hiring Wingenroth will come two weeks after the city abruptly postponed its search for a replacement for Frazier, who is leaving in January.
Now we know why.
“It was a last-minute thing,” Mayor Skip Hall said about Wingenroth’s interest in the job.
A total of 59 people applied for the job originally. Three finalists were supposed to be in the city this week for in-person interviews.
Instead, the city courted Wingenroth, who is currently the controller for the city of Los Angeles, to come back to Arizona.