Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor

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Mayor Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez

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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


Mayor’s Weekly Message – November 20

Dear Moreno Valley Residents:

As we pause at this time of year to reflect on the many things for which we are grateful, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as Mayor of the great City of Moreno Valley. I take my responsibilities humbly and with great commitment, and appreciate the honor of serving you each day.

We all look forward to watching parades and sporting events, reuniting with family members or friends, and enjoying a Thanksgiving meal. This year, let’s also contemplate the true meaning of this holiday. Although the meaning has undergone changes as the years have passed, Thanksgiving is ultimately a time to express gratitude.

I would like to express my appreciation for all of the significant achievements we have made as a City. This year we were rated as the 3rd financially strongest City in the nation. The Moreno Valley Public Library’s second location is under construction at the Moreno Valley Mall and will open its doors in December. Our business attraction website won a Gold Excellence Award from the International Economic Development Council. We launched the “Take Back Our Streets” program to repair roads throughout the Moreno Valley. More pets than ever before found loving homes thanks to the hard work of the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter staff. The City installed its first inclusive playground at Shadow Mountain Park. And our public safety teams continue to make our City one of the safest in the region. I am grateful to our City Council and our dedicated City staff for making these accomplishments possible. Together we are transforming our young City into a mature community that offers its residents and businesses an unsurpassed level of service.

Community serviceI am also very thankful to the Moreno Valley community, where we see so much kindness in the hearts of this City’s residents. Whether they are donating toys in our Spark of Love toy drive, or beautifying the community during the Day of Service, or even pulling a stranger out of a burning vehicle -- the people of Moreno Valley always seize opportunities to help one another.

Thanksgiving is a time for unity, as we come together to reflect upon our many blessings. Let’s be particularly generous this year in sharing our gratitude towards our family, friends, and our wonderful community this holiday. I wish you all a blessed, safe, and happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

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 9,000 new jobs to our community over the past three years. He has 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.

He is an advocate 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 has served on the boards of the March Joint Powers Authority (MJPA), the Western Riverside Council (WRCOG), the City’s Finance and Economic Development subcommittees, and as an alternate on the Riverside County Transportation Commission.

In addition to his role on the Moreno Valley City Council, Mayor Gutierrez has spent the last decade working with local youth as a special education teacher with the Moreno Valley Unified School District. He is also a reading instructor with Moreno Valley College.

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 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.

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.

“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

Primary

  • Emerging Leaders Council

Alternate

  • Library Commission

City Council Subcommittees

Primary

  • Economic Development Subcommittee
  • Finance Subcommittee

Alternate

  • Public Safety Subcommittee

Inter-Agency

Primary

  • March Joint Powers Commission (JPC)
  • Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)

Alternate

  • Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)

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