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


14177 Frederick St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Mayor Gutierrez' Weekly Message

Mayor's Minute

Mayor’s Weekly Message – November 13

Dear Moreno Valley Residents:

I am proud to announce that the City’s Economic Development Department won a very prestigious award for our dynamic business website. Moreno Valley was honored to receive a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council for the City’s business attraction website MorenoValleyBusiness.com.

Our Economic Development Team developed the award winning website to showcase the many advantages to locating businesses in our community. Extra steps were taken to ensure the site would be viewable on various devices, intuitive to navigate, and stunning in imagery.

Photo of woman usiong a tabletThe finished product integrates drone imagery of the City, infographics, videos, two story maps, external property search services and targeted content dedicated to business attraction.

The City Council approved MorenoValleyBusiness.com as a tool that incorporates the latest technological features to deliver critical City and site-specific information to those who select business locations for private sector clients. The website also:

  • Provides data businesses need to make site decisions within a “responsive” design optimized for smartphones and mobile devices
  • Speeds searches by targeting available spaces and developable properties
  • Enhances relationships with the business community by expressing an understanding of development challenges, and assisting real estate professionals with their marketing efforts

The Moreno Valley business website also leads prospective business owners to incentive programs - - such as Hire MoVal - - as well as the City’s business support programs.

Our Economic Development Department will continue to provide energetic approaches to business attraction, small business development, and business support services that grow the City’s economic base to enhance the quality of life for Moreno Valley residents.

Zone policing graphicParamount to living a high quality of life is feeling safe in your community, which is why the Moreno Valley Police Department will host a Zone Meeting to discuss community issues and build positive relationships. The focus of the meeting will cover Zone 4 community issues and will educate residents on community-oriented policing. Zone 4 encompasses eastern Moreno Valley, east of Lasselle Street and south of State Highway 60. I encourage residents in this area to attend the meeting, where you will have the opportunity to discuss matters relating to your neighborhood and meet our Police Chief as well as the Officers who patrol your neighborhood.

The Zone 4 Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 15th. The meeting is scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the meeting room at Renaissance Village located at 27900 Brodiaea Avenue.

As one of the safest cities in our region, we are proud to offer this opportunity to discover how Officers and residents can continue to work together to create even safer neighborhoods.


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


  • Emerging Leaders Council


  • Library Commission

City Council Subcommittees


  • Economic Development Subcommittee
  • Finance Subcommittee


  • Public Safety Subcommittee



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


  • Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)

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