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 – April 23

Moreno Valley’s healthcare landscape continues to grow, and we are creating additional business opportunities.

Construction is underway on the Riverside University Health System’s state-of-the-art 200,000 square-foot medical office building which will expand access to quality health care while creating jobs.

This exciting project includes a new three-story medical office building which will add primary care and specialty physician groups, an outpatient surgery center, and expanded pharmacy services to the Riverside University Health System (RUHS) campus, located at the corner of Nason Street and Cactus Avenue.

The building will feature a 7,000 square-foot lobby and café. A second-floor pedestrian bridge will connect the outpatient facility to the Medical Center, making it easy for traffic to flow through both facilities.

Generations of doctors and nurses have been trained at the 125-year-old public teaching hospital and generations more will learn how to care for those in need at RUHS. 

This is not just an investment in a building. It is an investment in the health – and hearts – of our community.

The project is funded through a public-private partnership between the County of Riverside and Trammell Crow Company, which specializes healthcare space development.

The medical office building is expected to open early 2020.

Healthcare isn’t the only area where we are expanding.

Last week, the City Council took the first step to reinvigorating the 65-acre Festival at Moreno Valley shopping center. The Council gave initial approval of an ordinance to expand the kinds of businesses that are allowed to open at the struggling center.

The Council will hear the issue again on May 1, and if it is approved, the ordinance will go into effect 30 days later, paving the way for a mix of uses on the property, including small business parks to set up shop in the center.

Our City is growing – and I look forward to watch our progress take shape in the form of new buildings and new businesses.

Proposed medical buildings.

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 board of the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) and the City’s Economic Development and Finance Subcommittees. As an alternate, he serves on the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC); March Joint Powers Authority (MJPA); Emerging Leaders Council; Library Commission; Parks, Community Services and Trails Committee, and 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 Advisory Commissions/ Boards

Alternate

  • Library Commission
  • Emerging Leaders Council
  • Parks, Community Services and Trails Committee

City Council Subcommittees

Primary

  • Economic Development Subcommittee
  • Finance Subcommittee

Alternate

  • Public Safety Subcommittee

Inter-Agency

Primary

  • Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)

Alternate

  • March Joint Powers Commission (JPC)
  • Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)

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