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Ulises Cabrera, Mayor

Moreno Valley City Hall
Mayor Ulises Cabrera

Contact Mayor
Ulises Cabrera

Phone: 951.413.3008


14177 Frederick St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Mayor Cabrera's Weekly Message

February 1, 2023

Today is the first day of Black History Month, a time to honor and celebrate the legacy and contributions of African Americans across our country. 

American history cannot be written without the Black experience. African Americans have played critical roles in the story of our country, from politics to culture and everything in between.

Moreno Valley is a vibrant and diverse city with a strong Black and African American community and many thriving Black-owned businesses. That diversity is evident on our City Council, School Board, City Commissions, and across our city. 

This Black History Month, I encourage you to seek out and understand American history from the Black perspective. Read celebrated works from Black authors and engage with local Black leaders. 

I also encourage you to attend the many Black History Month celebrations throughout Moreno Valley and the region. Our community thrives when we all understand and celebrate each other’s experiences.

Remember the words of Thurgood Marshall, civil rights icon and the first African American justice of the Supreme Court: “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”

From all of us at the City of Moreno Valley, Happy Black History Month!


Black History Month

Hoy es el primer día del Mes de la Historia Afroamericana, un momento para honrar y celebrar el legado y las contribuciones de los afroamericanos en todo nuestro país.

La historia estadounidense no se puede escribir sin la experiencia negra. Los afroamericanos han desempeñado papeles fundamentales en la historia de nuestro país, desde la política a la cultura, pasando por todo lo demás.

Moreno Valley es una ciudad vibrante y diversa con una fuerte comunidad negra y afroamericana y muchas empresas prósperas propiedad de negros. Esa diversidad es evidente en nuestro Concejo Municipal, Junta Escolar, Comisiones Municipales y en toda nuestra ciudad.

Este Mes de la Historia Afroamericana, los animo a buscar y comprender la historia americana desde la perspectiva de los Afroamericanos. Lea obras famosas de autores negros e interactúe con líderes Afroamericanos locales.

También los animo a que asistan a las numerosas celebraciones del Mes de la Historia Afroamericana en todo Moreno Valley y la región. Nuestra comunidad prospera cuando todos entendemos y celebramos las experiencias de los demás.

Recuerde las palabras de Thurgood Marshall, ícono de los derechos civiles y el primer juez afroamericano de la Corte Suprema: “Al reconocer la humanidad de nuestros semejantes, nos rendimos el más alto tributo”.

De parte de todos nosotros en la Ciudad de Moreno Valley, ¡Feliz Mes de la Historia Afroamericana!


Meet Mayor Cabrera

Ulises Cabrera was elected as Mayor of Moreno Valley in 2022 and is proud to be the youngest directly-elected Mayor in the City’s history. He was first elected to the Moreno Valley City Council in 2017 to represent Council District 4. His mission is to help make Moreno Valley a model City for the State of California, the country, and the world.

Mayor Cabrera serves on several City boards and commissions and in inter-agency capacities. Currently, he serves on the Arts Commission, Emerging Leaders Council, the Parks, Community Services and Trails Committee, and the Finance Subcommittee. Additionally, Council Member Cabrera serves on the School Districts/ City Joint Task Force and the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency (RCHCA). He also regularly volunteers in various capacities, including neighborhood clean-ups and community events.

Mayor Cabrera’s experience living in lower-income communities in Los Angeles, Texas, and Moreno Valley has fostered his passion for helping people and uplifting communities. He strives to create an inclusive community where every voice is heard and no one is left behind.

As a changemaker, Mayor Cabrera is focused on implementing policies to improve Moreno Valley’s quality of life. These policies include addressing homelessness, investing in infrastructure, beautifying parks, creating opportunities for young people, broadening the arts, building high-quality community events, and enhancing public safety through community engagement. 

He spends a great deal of time working with Moreno Valley’s youth to pursue the changes that will lay the foundation for the City’s future. His platform emphasizes the value of education and training to pave the way for prosperity.

Mayor Cabrera sees a brighter future rising in Moreno Valley and believes the City’s best days are ahead. He aims to cultivate that bright future by bringing in more quality housing, attracting more high-end International and Fortune 500 companies, spurring entrepreneurship and innovation, and cultivating the future of Moreno Valley through a well-trained local workforce.
Mayor Cabrera is a business owner and graduated cum laude from the University of California Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He married Moreno Valley’s First Lady, Carina Cabrera, in 2021, and soon after they welcomed their beautiful son, Osias.

As a deeply family-oriented person, Mayor Cabrera considers everyone in the Moreno Valley Community part of his family.

Committee and Board Participation

City Council Advisory Commissions /Boards Subcommittees


  • Arts Commission
  • Emerging Leaders Council
  • Parks & Community Services Council

City Council Subcommittees


  • Economic Development
  • Finance



  • School Districts/City Joint Task Force

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PO Box 88005
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
Phone: 951.413.3000
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