Dr. Yxstian A. Gutierrez
14177 Frederick St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Mayor Gutierrez' Weekly Message
She is also creating a comprehensive emergency response plan for Moreno Valley Unified School District. This plan, which includes critical information and pictures from all of the school district’s sites, will be available for mobile access by officers in patrol cars and in the field in the event of a crisis or routine call. This information will be invaluable in assisting our first responders.
Congratulations to Officer Gouvion! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to keeping Moreno Valley a safe place to live, work and go to school.
Mayor's Minute- April
Mayor’s Weekly Message – April 21
Congratulations to Officer Dawn Gouvion for being named Moreno Valley Police Officer of the Quarter, Fourth Quarter 2016!
Officer Gouvion, who serves as a roving school resource officer, was recognized for the leadership she provides to her fellow resource officers on a daily basis.
Officer Gouvion conducts anti-drug and anti-bully demonstrations throughout the district, urging students to do the right thing despite their environment. During these classes, she shares her own powerful testimony of growing up in a gang infested area to inspire students of the possibilities their future holds.
Her commitment to our youth has resulted in the eradication of an up-and-coming gang through the arrest of several members and the identification of all of the members of the gang. Officer Gouvion earned the trust of the members’ families and gained access to their homes in order to mentor these at-risk youth.
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 9,000 new jobs to our community over the past three years. He has 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.
He is an advocate 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 has served on the boards of the March Joint Powers Authority (MJPA), the Western Riverside Council (WRCOG), the City’s Finance and Economic Development subcommittees, and as an alternate on the Riverside County Transportation Commission.
In addition to his role on the Moreno Valley City Council, Mayor Gutierrez has spent the last decade working with local youth as a special education teacher with the Moreno Valley Unified School District. He is also a reading instructor with Moreno Valley College.
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 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.
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.
“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
- Emerging Leaders Council
- Library Commission
City Council Subcommittees
- Economic Development Subcommittee
- Finance Subcommittee
- Public Safety Subcommittee
- March Joint Powers Commission (JPC)
- Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)
- Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)
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