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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

November 23, 2021

Thanksgiving is here, and families across Moreno Valley are coming together to break bread and share happy moments over a Thanksgiving meal. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. 

This holiday season is a special one. With vaccinations on the rise and cases trending down, we have the peace of mind to visit our loved ones again safely. 

This Thanksgiving holiday, I’m reminded of a quote from John F. Kennedy, who once said, “We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

I know there are many people here in Moreno Valley who have made a difference in the lives of their fellow community members. 

People like our community volunteers who stepped up throughout the year to help maintain the beauty of our parks during our quarterly Beautify MoVal Community Days of Service. 

Our City staff, who were instrumental in creating unforgettable events such as our Fourth of July Parade and FunFest, MoVal Rocks/MoVal Movies, and Dia de los Muertos, fostered a sense of community togetherness after a year of challenges. 

But most of all, I am thankful for you. Thank you for making Moreno Valley such an incredible City to call home, a place where all our dreams can soar together. 

Thank you, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


A Thanksgiving message from Dr. Yxtian Gutierrez.

El Día de Acción de Gracias está aquí y las familias de Moreno Valley se unen para cenar juntos y compartir momentos felices durante una comida de Acción de Gracias. Es una de mis épocas favoritas del año.

Esta temporada navideña es especial. Con el aumento de las vacunas y la tendencia a la baja de los casos, tenemos la tranquilidad de poder visitar a nuestros seres queridos nuevamente de manera segura.

En este dia festivo de Acción de Gracias, recuerdo una cita de John F. Kennedy, quien una vez dijo: "Debemos encontrar el tiempo para detenernos y agradecer a las personas que hacen una diferencia en nuestras vidas".

Sé que hay muchas personas aquí en Moreno Valley que han hecho una diferencia en las vidas de sus compañeros miembros de la comunidad.

A las personas como los voluntarios de nuestra comunidad que ayudaron durante todo el año a mantener la belleza de nuestros parques durante nuestros Días de Servicio Comunitario Embellece MoVal.

Los empleados de nuestra Ciudad, que fue fundamental en la creación de eventos inolvidables como nuestro Desfile y FunFest del 4 de julio, MoVal Rocks / MoVal Movies y el Dia de los Muertos, fomentaron un sentido de unión comunitaria después de un año de desafíos.

Pero sobre todo, estoy agradecido por ti. Gracias por hacer Moreno Valley una ciudad tan increíble para llamar hogar, un lugar donde todos nuestros sueños pueden volar juntos.

¡Gracias y que tengas un maravilloso Día de Acción de Gracias!





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)

District Map

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District Photo Album

Photographs are from City Events

Mayor Gutierrez at the Salvation Army Appreciation event.   Mayor Gutierrez with the winners of the MoVal Check Giveaway.
Mayor Gutierrez at Kawhis Kids Shoe Giveaway.
Mayor Gutierrez in front of a new fire engine.   Mayor Gutierrez at the Thornton memorial service.
Mayor Gutierrez at the Santiago Park groundbreaking.  
Mayor Gutierrez putting food in a car at a volunteer food giveaway.   Mayor Gutierrez putting food in a car at a volunteer food giveaway.
Mayor Gutierrez packing food at a local food bank.   Mayor Gutierrez in front of a tractor.
Mayor Gutierrez presenting a plaque to retiring Fire Chief Abdul Ahmad.   Mayor Gutierrez at the Fourth of July parade.
Mayor Gutierrez with volunteers at a Beautify MoVal event.   Mayor Gutierrez in front of the Beautify MoVal banner.
Mayor Gutierrez with the new police chief   Mayor Gutierrez with coucil representatives Thornton and Bacca.
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