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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

June 28, 2022

The Fourth of July is a special time in Moreno Valley.

Throughout our City, we pay tribute to our country while spending quality time with our friends, family, and neighbors. 

Our signature Fourth of July parade is a massive draw in MoVal and across the region. Stop by at 9:30 am to watch your favorite community members, businesses, and organizations parade north on Frederick Street.

Our free Fourth of July parade is one of my favorite events because it pays tribute to our great nation and shows the power of community pride. 

Also, don’t forget to join us and celebrate America at our annual Fourth of July FunFest at the Civic Center Amphitheater from 2 pm to 9:30 pm. Entry is free from 2 pm to 4 pm. 

This year’s FunFest is going to be our best yet! We’ll have delicious food from local vendors, great music, a beer garden, a kids’ Fun Zone, and so much more. 

Be sure to stick around until 9 pm for our grand finale: the best fireworks show in the Inland Empire!

There will be plenty of space around the Amphitheater to set up your lawn chairs and secure the perfect spot to watch our fireworks show.

Let’s celebrate Independence Day the MoVal way at our Fourth of July Parade and FunFest. Visit to learn more. 

I look forward to seeing you there!


July 4 Parade and Fun Fest banner

El 4 de julio es un momento especial en Moreno Valley.

En toda nuestra Ciudad, rendimos homenaje a nuestro país mientras pasamos tiempo de calidad con nuestros amigos, familiares y vecinos.

Nuestro desfile característico del 4 de julio es un gran atractivo en MoVal y en toda la región. Visítenos a las 9:30 a. m. para ver a sus miembros, empresas y organizaciones favoritas de la comunidad desfilar hacia el norte en Frederick Street.

Nuestro desfile gratiz del 4 de julio es uno de mis eventos favoritos porque rinde homenaje a nuestra gran nación y muestra el poder del orgullo comunitario.

Además, no se olvide de unirse a nosotros y celebrar América en nuestro FunFest anual del 4 de julio en el Anfiteatro del Centro Cívico de 2:00 p. m. a 9:30 p. m. La entrada es gratiz de 2 pm a 4 pm.

¡El FunFest de este año será el mejor hasta ahora! Tendremos comida deliciosa de vendedores locales, buena música, una cervecería al aire libre, una zona de diversión para niños y mucho más.

Asegúrese de quedarse hasta las 9 p. m. para nuestra gran final: ¡el mejor espectáculo de fuegos artificiales en el Inland Empire!

Habrá mucho espacio alrededor del Anfiteatro para colocar sus sillas de jardín y asegurar el lugar perfecto para ver nuestro espectáculo de fuegos artificiales.

Celebremos el Día de la Independencia al estilo MoVal en nuestro Desfile y FunFest del 4 de julio. Visite para obtener más información.

Espero verlos allí!




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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