Contact Mayor Pro Tem
14177 Frederick St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Meet Mayor Pro Tem Baca
A native of Los Angeles, Victoria Baca comes from a large family with a long military history dating back to World War I. Her father, a WWII Veteran, raised Victoria and her siblings to be patriotic and follow the rules – an approach he learned in the military. Victoria’s mother, a California native, had a strong belief in the value of education, and with her encouragement, Victoria went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Education.
Victoria moved to Moreno Valley in 1990 and started a small business. She helped launch the first Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Moreno Valley. This was the start of her long history in community involvement. Victoria was elected to the Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Education in 2006, where she served a four-year term representing the people of Moreno Valley.
In 2012, Victoria was elected to the Moreno Valley City Council, making her the first Latina in the City’s history to be elected to the City Council. In 2013, she was selected by her council colleagues to serve as the Mayor Pro Tem. On November 8th, 2016, Victoria was once again elected to the Moreno Valley City Council to represent the newly created District 1.
Victoria’s priorities remain stimulating economic activity, providing good quality jobs for Moreno Valley residents, ensuring top quality schools and safer neighborhoods.
Victoria has lived in Moreno Valley for 26 years. She has one daughter and three grandchildren.
Victoria’s Accomplishments at a Glance
- Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), former member
- Moreno Valley School District, Board of Trustee, 2006-2010
- Masters in Governance from the California School Board Association
- The Inland Empire American GI Forum, Member
- A founding member of the Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Former Inland Empire Regional Director, Mexican American Political Association
- National Latina Business Women Association, Inland Empire, Women of Excellence, Community Advocate Award
- League of Women Voters, Citizen of Achievement Award
- Lead Judge, Friends of RCCD Forensics Middle School Speech Meet, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Endorsed by the National Latino Peace Officers’ Association, 2012, 2014
Committee and Board Participation
City Council Advisory Commissions/Boards
- Arts Commission
- Parks & Recreation Commission
- Senior Citizens’ Board
- Utilities Commission
- Emerging Leaders Council
- Environmental and Historical Preservation Board
City Council Subcommittees
- Economic Development Subcommittee
- Public Safety Subcommittee
- March Joint Powers Commission (JPC)
- School Districts/City Joint Task Force
- Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)