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Reflecting Forward: Superior's Last 3 Years

Over the past three years, Superior, AZ has seen a remarkable journey through its State of the Town Addresses. In the first year, the town celebrated its 45th Anniversary of Incorporation, emphasizing its rich history and growth since becoming a municipality. The second address focused on the "Spirit of Superior," highlighting the resilience and unity of the community during challenging times. Finally, in the upcoming address on October 5th, 2023, the "Superior Resolve" will emerge as the central theme, emphasizing the town's commitment to overcoming obstacles and working together towards a brighter future. These addresses have not only celebrated Superior's past but also illuminated the town's unwavering determination and dedication to progress.

Join us for a remarkable event as we celebrate Superior's 3rd Annual State of the Town Address! This event has grown to become one of the most significant community celebrations, and we're thrilled to welcome both our residents and visitors to learn about our progress over the past year. It's a day to recognize the incredible milestones achieved through the dedication and generosity of our residents who volunteer and contribute to Superior's well-being.

Whether you're a long-time resident or a guest, we invite you to take inspiration from this year's theme, "The Superior Resolve," and carry it back to your own communities for the benefit of all. This event offers a unique opportunity for reflection on our journey - where we've been, where we stand today, and the path we're charting for the future.

Please join Rebuild Superior and our sponsors at the 2023 State of the Town event. The event will feature a light reception at 6:00pm followed by the program which will begin at 6:30pm. Entertainment, community awards and the annual State of the Town address by Mayor Mila Besich.


The Superior Spirit means many things to different people. It is tradition, resilience and generosity. It is Panther Pride! The Superior Spirit is friendly, kind and welcoming. When challenges arise and tragedy occurs, our community rallies to support one another. In challenging times, we draw upon our deeply embedded resilience and determination to keep Superior moving forward. If you have lived in Superior one day or if your family spans multiple generations, you know that traditions are important and are what make our community unique. Tradition and community comprise the spirit that holds us together like a brightly colored quilt.

In the 2022 Spirit of Superior State of the Town Address, we came together to celebrate the resilience and unity that define our community. With a printed program that captured our town's spirit and accomplishments, attendees proudly wore enamel pins as a symbol of their Spirit of Superior pride. It was a heartfelt gathering that underscored the strength and determination of Superior's residents, emphasizing our town's ability to rally together during challenging times and reaffirm our commitment to progress and the well-being of our community.


Superior, Arizona celebrated a significant milestone in its history with a special event marking 45 years of incorporation at the inaugural State of the Town Address on October 7th, 2021, at Besich Park. Since its official incorporation on September 7th, 1976, the town has been bustling with activities, tributes, and dedications throughout the month of October, all leading up to a momentous occasion.

The Superior Historical Society played an instrumental role by unearthing newspaper clippings and yearbooks from over four decades ago, providing a fascinating glimpse into the town's history during its early years. To engage the community further, the Town of Superior's Facebook page has been sharing historical findings and stories, enriching the connection with the past.

Mayor Mila Besich, in her own words, expressed the town's pride and excitement for this momentous occasion. The event was made possible through the collaboration of the Town of Superior and their sponsoring organization, Rebuild Superior Inc. Held at Besich Park, the event commenced with a reception and networking opportunity at 5 pm, followed by a program at 6 pm. Attendees were treated to live entertainment, presentations, an auction, and, of course, the eagerly awaited State of the Town Address delivered by Mayor Mila Besich.

In the spirit of togetherness, Superior, Arizona reaffirmed its motto, "Together we are Superior!" as it celebrated 45 years of growth, resilience, and community spirit.

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