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 – September 18

I’m honored that Moreno Valley has been selected as one of just eight Cities from across the nation to participate in the 70th National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design.

For more than three decades, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) has helped mayors tackle major civic challenges through design. Design may not be an obvious choice for Cities grappling with the pressures of local governance, but it is through design that we can effectively address economic and community development, zoning and regulations, as well as housing and transportation.

This is an opportunity for us to showcase Moreno Valley – and our ideas for the future.

We are one of the fastest growing cities – from a non-residential perspective - located in one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Developers are responding to the robust market and building millions of square feet for new industrial space, logistics and distribution facilities, hotels and commercial projects year over year.

We are home to significant hub facilities for large Fortune 500 and International Companies. We have three new hotels under construction – and more on the way.

We have created 17,000 new jobs – in just the last five years.

Our City has been recognized as the 3rd Most Fiscally Strong City in the Nation by the Fiscal Times.

When I think of all the great things about our City, it strikes me that for a City of its size – the second largest in Riverside County – that Moreno Valley lacks a central destination – or “downtown-like” Town Center.

We have places, but these are places that are places with a lower-case “p.” We are exploring the possibility of a PLACE with a capital “P.” A place that can foster more economic development and job creation. A place with venues for arts, culture and entertainment. A place with a design that integrates civic spaces such as a new library, Community Center, and other amenities.

As part of the City’s participation in MICD, we will be presenting a case study on the possibility of a Moreno Valley Town Center.

Experts in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, real estate development, transportation, and urban design will join this select group of mayors in the two-and-a-half-day discussions, and provide input on how we can overcome design and development challenges.

I look forward to sharing with you what we learn.

Mayor's Institute on City Design

 

 

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

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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