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News Release

Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez to Deliver Keynote Address at Moreno Valley College Commencement

For immediate release: May 31, 2017


Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez has been selected as the Distinguished Keynote Speaker at Moreno Valley College’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony on June 8.

As the first directly elected Mayor of Riverside County’s second largest City, and a 2004 graduate of Moreno Valley College, Mayor Gutierrez will talk to graduates about his experiences, share life lessons, and urge them to remain engaged in our community’s future.

While attending the college, Mayor Gutierrez served as a student senator and student body vice president. He returned after graduation to serve as an instructor at the college.

“Moreno Valley College holds a special place in my heart,” said Mayor Gutierrez who went on to earn a graduate degree as well as a doctorate. “I’m humbled by the opportunity to speak to graduates, as they will be our future leaders in education, business, and government.”

Commencement ceremonies will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm at Moreno Valley College's College Park.

Please visit the City’s website or call the Parks & Community Services Department at 951.413.3280 for more information about Shadow Mountain Park.


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Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.


Shanna Palau
City Council Office