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 – March 12

The City of Moreno Valley offers exciting events all year long to entertain, educate, and engage our residents. From movies in the park and community cleanups to workshops for aspiring authors and guided hikes– we have something for everyone.

We are gearing up for two more exciting events – the Springtastic Festival and Egg Hunt and the March Air Force Reserve Base 1918-2018 Centennial Air Show – and I hope you can join us.

On Saturday, March 31, children from two to ten years old will be on the hunt for candy and prize-filled eggs at the City’s free egg hunt at Springtastic at Sunnymead Park. The egg hunt starts at 9 a.m. sharp.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast of spring-themed waffles immediately following the egg hunt until noon. At just $5 a person, it’s a bargain.

This year’s Springtastic includes free Rock Wall climbing, pictures with our Easter Bunny and plenty of spring-themed activities.

And I’m excited to announce that the City of Moreno Valley is co-sponsoring the March Air Force Reserve Base 1918-2018 Centennial Air Show on April 7 and 8, celebrating a century of military and aeronautic achievement right here in Moreno Valley.

What began as a dusty airstrip named Alessandro Field and staffed by just four people evolved into March Air Force Base, one of the most strategic points in the Western United States during the Cold War. For nearly 50 years, March was a Strategic Air Command Base. Now it is the largest and most active Reserve Base in the U.S. Air Force.

March Air Reserve Base (MARB) is home to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 4th Air Force Headquarters; the base’s 452nd Air Mobility Wing serves as the host unit, supporting the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Active Duty Air Force, California Air National Guard, and California Army National Guard.

In addition to providing disaster relief around the globe, MARB units ensure that our aircraft, military personnel, vehicles and equipment are deployed rapidly and safely to destinations around the world.

This year, we have an opportunity to celebrate the last 100 years with the MARB Air and Space Expo 2018, a two-day Air Show spectacular on April 7 and 8 featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds along with other power-packed aerial acts.

More than half a million people are expected to attend.

Make sure you’re one of them!


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


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

City Council Subcommittees


  • Economic Development Subcommittee
  • Finance Subcommittee


  • Public Safety Subcommittee



  • Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)


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

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