Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor

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Mayor Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez

Contact Mayor
Dr. Yxstian A. Gutierrez

Phone: 951.413.3008
Email: yxstiang@moval.org

Address:

14177 Frederick St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Mayor Gutierrez' Weekly Message

Mayor's Minute

June 18, 2019

Summer is here, and, as your Mayor, I’m pleased to say that your City government is ready with both great summertime activities and some important safety tips. First, the tips.

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death of children under the age of five, and most drownings occur in residential swimming pools and spas. So, please, never leave children unattended around the water. The Moreno Valley Fire Department encourages you to learn these easy-to-remember ABCs of pool safety: “A” is for Adult Supervision; “B” is for Barriers, including fences, gate/door alarms, and pool safety covers; and “C” is for Classes that teach swimming, first-aid and CPR.

All of us – and especially the elderly and medically fragile – are susceptible to overheating. Here are a few things to remember during extreme heat:

  • Drink plenty of cool water.
  • Wear loose, light-colored clothing, sunscreen, and a hat for protection.
  • Check on neighbors who might be vulnerable, especially those without air conditioning.
  • Never leave children or pets in a car, even for one minute. Temperatures can quickly climb to deadly levels.
  • Outside, take frequent breaks to hydrate and cool off in the shade.
  • Symptoms of heat-related illness are dizziness, fatigue, headaches, and muscle cramps. If you experience these symptoms, get help.

If it gets too hot at home, you can take a break at one of the City’s designated Cooling Centers: at the Moreno Valley Public Library at 25480 Alessandro Blvd. during regular hours; or, when it’s over 100 degrees, at the Moreno Valley Senior Center at 25075 Fir Ave. (Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

And for some fun ways to cool off, especially for kids, the Splash Pads are open at Bethune Park (Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Celebration Park (each day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Moreno Valley is a wonderful community, full of opportunities for safe and fun activities for residents of all ages. To learn more about what’s available this summer, visit our website at www.moval.org.

Kids having fun at the City's splash pads.

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 and the Finance Subcommittee. As an alternate, he serves on the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), School Districts/City Joint Task Force; Emerging Leaders Council; Library Commission, and 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 Advisory Commissions/ Boards

Alternate

  • Library Commission
  • Emerging Leaders Council

City Council Subcommittees

Primary

  • Economic Development Subcommittee
  • Finance Subcommittee

Alternate

  • Public Safety Subcommittee

Inter-Agency

Primary

  • Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)

Alternate

  • March Joint Powers Commission (JPC)
  • Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)

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