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Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor

Coronavirus - get the facts
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

April 14, 2021

Last week Riverside County moved from the Red Tier to the less restrictive Orange Tier of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which guides our safe reopening. While we are trending in the right direction, some parts of the country are seeing new spikes in virus spread, including concerning variants of COVID-19.

There is one way to ensure our positive trends continue and we put the pandemic to an end: Vaccinations.

We have moved from the most restrictive Purple Tier down to Red and now Orange because we are halting the spread of the virus while successfully vaccinating our seniors and the most vulnerable in our community. Now, with eligibility open to ALL residents age 16 and over, we can finish the job and continue safely reopening our city. Continue to hand wash, sanitize and wear masks to protect yourself and those around you while safely enjoying more open tables at our restaurants, increased capacities at your fitness center; and more open pews at weekend church services.

For detailed information on Orange Tier openings, from essential services to recreational activities, visit the State’s COVID-19 website. For vaccination appointments – now open to ALL residents at least 16 years of age – visit

Riverside Advances to Orange Tier


La semana pasada, el condado de Riverside pasó del Nivel Rojo al Nivel Naranja menos restrictivo del Plan de California para una Economía Más Segura, que guía nuestra reapertura segura. Aunque vamos en la dirección correcta, algunas partes del país están experimentando un aumento en la propagación del virus, incluidas las variantes preocupantes de COVID-19.

Hay una forma de asegurar que nuestras tendencias positivas continúen y poner fin a la pandemia: las vacunas.

Hemos pasado del nivel púrpura más restrictivo al rojo y ahora al naranja porque estamos deteniendo la propagación del virus mientras vacunamos con éxito a nuestras personas mayores y a los más vulnerables de nuestra comunidad. Ahora, con la elegibilidad abierta para TODOS los residentes de 16 años o más, podemos terminar el trabajo y continuar reabriendo nuestra ciudad de manera segura. Continúe lavándose las manos, desinfectando y usando máscaras para protegerse y proteger a quienes lo rodean mientras disfruta de forma segura más mesas abiertas en nuestros restaurantes, mayor capacidad en su gimnasio; y más bancos abiertos durante los servicios religiosos de los fines de semana.

Para obtener información detallada sobre el Nivel Naranja, desde servicios esenciales hasta actividades recreativas, visite el sitio web COVID-19 del estado. Para citas de vacunación, ahora abiertas para TODOS los residentes de al menos 16 años de edad, visite




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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