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February 21, 2008
CONTACT:Angela Rushen City Manager’s Office/Media and Communications 951.413.3053

Moreno Valley City Manager Honored in Photo Exhibit

Moreno Valley City Manager Robert G. Gutierrez was selected as one of fifty Latino alumni from California State University, Fullerton, featured in a traveling photo exhibit celebrating the University’s fiftieth anniversary. The exhibit, “Querer es Poder: 50 Examples,” recognizes the University’s designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution and its strong commitment to serving the Latino community.

The fifty alumni members featured in the exhibit were selected by campus administrators, deans, faculty, and staff because they exemplify the “Querer es Poder” theme, which is Spanish for “if you have the desire, you can achieve.” The traveling exhibit opens on March 3, 2008, at Santa Ana City Hall, where it will remain until March 21. The exhibit will move to Irvine City Hall in April and will be on display at Fullerton City Hall in May.

Prior to his appointment as City Manager of Moreno Valley in 2005, Gutierrez served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Pomona, California. Gutierrez has over 30 years of experience in the public sector, including tenures with the Cities of Downey and Rosemead, a nine-year term as the City Manager for the City of La Habra Heights and a ten-year term as the City Manager for the City of La Puente. As the chief administrative officer of Moreno Valley, Gutierrez leads a staff of approximately 700 employees. With a population of over 180,000, Moreno Valley has become the 8th fastest growing city in California.

Gutierrez earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with an emphasis in Personnel, from California State University, Fullerton after acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has taught various public administration courses at California State University, Los Angeles and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He also serves as a Board Member for the International Hispanic Network of Local Government Administrators and recently received a 30-year service award from the International City/County Management Association.

For more information, contact the City of Moreno Valley City Manager’s Office at 951.413.3053. Additional information regarding the exhibit may be obtained from California State University, Fullerton Public Affairs and Government Relations at (714) 278-2414. Or visit the exhibit link at: