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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

August 11, 2020

I can’t begin to express how much my two dogs, Kayla and Lassie, have enriched my life since I adopted them from the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter. But you and I can show our gratitude for the Shelter and the animals it rescues this Saturday and throughout the month of August as it joins with NBC4/Telemundo to "Clear the Shelters." The annual event, set in Moreno Valley for this Saturday, Aug. 15, features deeply discounted adoption fees of just $20 -- a savings in some cases of as much as $100.

But we can do even more by donating some of that savings back to the Shelter. The "Clear the Shelters" campaign is partnering with to provide matching funds for every dollar donated to the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter any time during August up to a maximum total match of $10,000.

Due to coronavirus, Animal Shelter visits are by appointment only. So those looking for a pet to adopt should use the Pet Search function on the City website to see an up-to-date list of available pets.

Shelter hours are Tues. – Fri., 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. It can be reached by phone at 951-413-3790, and by email at

Clear the Shelters.

No puedo empezar a expresar cuánto mis dos perros, Kayla y Lassie, han enriquecido mi vida desde que los adopté del Refugio de Animales de Moreno Valley. Todos podemos mostrar nuestro agradecimiento por el Refugio y los animales que rescatan este sábado y durante todo el mes de agosto ya que se unen a NBC4 /Telemundo para "Desocupar los Refugios." El evento anual, programado en Moreno Valley para este sábado 15 de agosto, presenta tarifas de adopción con grandes descuentos de solo $20, un ahorro en algunos casos de hasta $100.

Pero podemos hacer aún más donando algunos de esos ahorros al Refugio. La campaña "Desocupar los Refugios" se está asociando con para proporcionar fondos de contrapartida por cada dólar donado al Refugio de Animales de Moreno Valley en cualquier momento durante agosto hasta un total máximo de $10,000.

Debido al coronavirus, las visitas al Refugio de Animales son solo con cita previa. Por lo tanto, aquellos que buscan una mascota para adoptar deben usar la función de búsqueda de mascotas en el sitio web de la ciudad de Moreno Valley para ver una lista actualizada de las mascotas disponibles.

Las horas de refugio son de martes-viernes, 10:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m., y sábado, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Se puede contactar por teléfono al 951-413-3790 o por correo electrónico a


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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