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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 3, 2021

I have lived in Moreno Valley since the day I was born, and serving this community has been the greatest pleasure of my life. When I think about how far our City has come, I think of Moreno Valley in the framework established by the great author Charles Dickens -- by seeing MoVal as a tale of two cities. There is Moreno Valley "then" and Moreno Valley "now." 

Moreno Valley "then" was a young and somewhat rural community with a growing population and infinite potential, whereas Moreno Valley "now" is a thriving community beaming with opportunities. We have built so much together, and we have succeeded in ways no one could imagine. I want to take this opportunity to invite you to this year's State of the City Address, where I will show you the fantastic things we have accomplished as a community and where we are headed in the future.

Please join us on August 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center for what I believe will be an amazing State of the City presentation. The cost to attend this community event is $40, and tickets are available online at Make sure to purchase tickets right away, as this event sells out every year. If you are unable to purchase tickets, the State of the City Address will also be available to stream on MV-3, Facebook, and YouTube.

As Mayor, I proudly serve every resident of Moreno Valley, and I look forward to seeing the community celebrate how MoVal is "Stronger than Ever."

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He vivido en Moreno Valley desde el día en que nací y servir a esta comunidad ha sido el mayor placer de mi vida. Cuando pienso en lo lejos que ha llegado nuestra Ciudad, pienso en Moreno Valley en el marco establecido por el gran autor Charles Dickens, al ver MoVal como la historia de dos ciudades. Está Moreno Valley "entonces" y Moreno Valley "ahora".

Moreno Valley "entonces" era una comunidad joven y algo rural con una población en crecimiento y un potencial infinito, mientras que Moreno Valley "ahora" es una comunidad próspera y llena de oportunidades. Hemos construido mucho juntos y lo hemos logrado de formas que nadie podría imaginar. Quiero aprovechar esta oportunidad para invitarlos al discurso sobre el estado de la ciudad de este año, donde les mostraré las cosas fantásticas que hemos logrado como comunidad y hacia dónde nos dirigimos en el futuro.

Únase a nosotros el 19 de agosto a las 11:30 a.m. en el Centro de Conferencias y Recreación de Moreno Valley para lo que creo que será una presentación asombrosa del estado de la ciudad. El costo para asistir a este evento comunitario es $40 y los boletos están disponibles en línea en Asegúrese de comprar boletos de inmediato, ya que este evento se agota todos los años. Si no puede asistir en persona, la dirección del estado de la ciudad también estará disponible para transmitir en MV-3, Facebook y YouTube.

Como alcalde, sirvo con orgullo a todos los residentes de Moreno Valley y espero ver a la comunidad celebrar cómo MoVal es "más fuerte que nunca".





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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