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Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor

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Mayor Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez

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Dr. Yxstian A. Gutierrez

Phone: 951.413.3008


14177 Frederick St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Mayor Gutierrez' Weekly Message

Mayor's Minute

September 21, 2021

When I was a kid, I remember my father driving to Los Angeles every morning for work and coming home exhausted late in the evening. When I became Mayor, I pledged to make sure Moreno Valley residents could get good jobs right here in town.

Since I’ve been mayor, I have championed successful initiatives like Hire MoVal, MoVal Vendor Preference, and our Community Workforce Agreement, which puts MoVal workers first and keeps them here.

Last Friday’s Construction Job Fair and Expo was yet another example of placing Moreno Valley job seekers front and center. Hundreds of residents gathered at our Conference and Recreation Center to network with the best of the best in the construction trade unions. Thanks to our job fair, more local workers are on their way to jumpstarting new careers in skilled trades. I would like to thank the Building and Construction Trades Council of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties (AFL-CIO), Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters and all our event partners and participants for making this event a success.

Great things happen when we work together!

If you missed this last job fair, we have another in-person hiring event coming up on Thursday, October 7, at the Conference and Recreation Center. This job fair will feature many different industries, including accounting, logistics, security, healthcare and much more. I invite you to update your resume, and join us to meet local business leaders and find your new career. More information is available at

I’ll see you there!

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Cuando era niño, recuerdo a mi padre conduciendo a Los Ángeles todas las mañanas para ir al trabajo y volviendo a casa exhausto a última hora de la noche. Cuando me convertí en alcalde, me comprometí a asegurarme de que los residentes de Moreno Valley pudieran conseguir buenos trabajos aquí mismo en la ciudad.

Desde que he sido el alcalde, he soportado iniciativas exitosas como Hire MoVal, MoVal Vendor Preference y nuestro Acuerdo de fuerza laboral comunitaria, que pone a los trabajadores de MoVal en primer lugar y los mantiene allí.

La feria y exposición de trabajos de construcción del viernes pasado fue otro ejemplo de cómo colocar a los solicitantes de empleo en Moreno Valley al frente y al centro. Cientos de residentes se reunieron en nuestro Centro de Conferencias y Recreación para establecer contactos con los mejores de los mejores sindicatos de la construcción. Gracias a nuestra feria de empleo, más trabajadores locales están en camino de comenzar nuevas carreras en oficios calificados. Me gustaría agradecer al Consejo de Oficios de Edificación y Construcción del Condado de San Bernardino y Riverside (AFL-CIO), al Consejo Regional de Carpinteros del Suroeste y a todos nuestros socios y participantes del evento por hacer de este evento un éxito.

¡Suceden grandes cosas cuando trabajamos juntos!

Si se perdió esta última feria de empleo, tenemos otro evento de contratación en persona el jueves 7 de octubre en el Centro de Conferencias y Recreación. Esta feria de empleo contará con muchas industrias diferentes, que incluyen contabilidad, logística, seguridad, atención médica y mucho más. Lo invito a actualizar su currículum y unirse a nosotros para conocer a líderes empresariales locales y encontrar su nueva carrera. Más información está disponible en





Coronavirus Efforts

As fast as the coronavirus crisis is evolving, I have been heartened to see our community adapting just as quickly.  Our City Council and I, working with what has to be the most talented and dedicated municipal staff, have had to anticipate coronavirus-related challenges and respond just as rapidly.
Here is a summary of actions we’ve taken to help Moreno Valley get through this unprecedented situation:

Meet Mayor Gutierrez

A resident of Moreno Valley for more than 20 years, Mayor Gutierrez serves as the City’s first directly elected Mayor. He began service as a City Council Member in 2013, was appointed Mayor Pro Tem and Mayor, and was elected Mayor of Moreno Valley in 2016. Mayor Gutierrez is proud of the City’s success in bringing more than 14,000 new jobs to our community over the past four years.

Under his leadership, Moreno Valley was ranked the third most fiscally strong City in the nation - a testament to sound financial management practices - and the City’s second library branch opened.

He championed the award-winning Hire MoVal program – an initiative that promotes hiring local Moreno Valley residents while offering economic incentives to businesses through utility rate discounts and business license waivers. The program’s expansion - Hire a Grad - benefits businesses that hire local college and career technical school graduates.

He advocates for Moreno Valley’s Citywide Camera program and cutting edge community policing programs which allow the City to stretch resources while reducing crime and making neighborhoods safer.

Mayor Gutierrez also works diligently to improve community engagement to help ensure that City government effectively represents its residents and businesses. He created the Summer at City Hall program to give local high school students an inside view at how city government works and spearheaded the establishment of the Emerging Leaders Council, a panel of college students between the ages of 18 and 25 who advise Moreno Valley officials on youth issues.

Mayor Gutierrez currently serves on the Parks, Community Services and Trails Committee, the Economic Development Subcommittee, the Finance Subcommittee, and the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC). As an alternate, he serves on the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), the Riverside Transit Agency,  the Public Safety Subcommittee,

In addition to his role as Mayor of this dynamic City, Mayor Gutierrez has spent more than a decade working with children as a special education teacher with the Moreno Valley Unified School District. He also serves on the board for the Renu Hope Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to lifting up working families by providing education and other support services to guide them on their paths to success.

He is a member of the United States Conference of Mayors Latino Alliance Committee along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Mayor Gutierrez also serves as a local board member for the US Selective Service. Members are nominated by the governor and appointed by the director of the Selective Service System on behalf of the President of the United States. Mayor Gutierrez has been serving in that capacity since 2016.

The first member of his family to go to college, he earned an associate’s degree from Moreno Valley College, a bachelor’s degree from California Baptist University, a master’s degree in Education from American InterContinental University and a doctoral degree in Special Education from Northcentral University.

Mayor Gutierrez is also an alumnus of USC’s Executive Education in Public Policy program and the USC Executive Education Marshall School of Business program in Strategic Analysis in Achieving Competitive Advantage.

The former local business owner is proud to live, work and play right in his hometown. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his two dogs- Kayla and Lassie. 

“I am honored to have been chosen as the first directly-elected Mayor of Moreno Valley, the City where I grew up and the City where I continue to live and work,” said Mayor Gutierrez. “I look forward to bringing more job opportunities and preserving an exceptional quality of life for our community. Together, we are putting Moreno Valley on the map and continuing to make it work for our residents.”

Committee and Board Participation

City Council Subcommittees


  • Economic Development Subcommittee
  • Finance Subcommittee
  • Parks & Community Services Council


  • Public Safety Subcommittee


  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)


  • Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)
  • Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)

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