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City Hall Closed
February 15
Presidents Day
Pet Adoptions
February 11-13

Riverside County Fair
& Date Festival
February 12-21

Senior Center
Black History Luncheon
February 18 
1 pm
Library Programs
Preschool Storytime 
Every Tuesday
11:00 am

Recreation Expo
March 5
9 am - 1 pm
Writer's Launchpad
March 12
10 am - 1 pm
Bulky Waste
Clean-Up Event
March 19
8 am - 12 pm
Public Safety Expo
Save the Date
April 2
10 am - 2 pm
2016 Winter/Spring
Recreation Guide


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Mayor's Minute


Mayor Gutierrez has a special message just for you. Each month, he will select a few of the City's highlights to share.
Council Begins Strategic Planning Process


The City Council is undergoing a strategic planning process to guide the future of our great City. We held two town hall meetings and provided an online opportunity to gather public input. There was a great response and many ideas were generated for the City Council to consider. A compilation of the comments have been put into a survey format. The City Council is asking residents to take the survey and prioritize the suggested concepts, projects and programs. The survey is open to all Moreno Valley residents through Tuesday, February 9, 2016. YOUR opinion matters.
Get Active in MoVal


The City's Parks & Community Services Department provides numerous fitness and sports opportunities for both kids and adults. It's never too late to try something new. Check out our program guide.
Looking for a New Job?
The Employment Resource Center Can Help!



Looking for a job or need to brush up on interviewing skills? The Moreno Valley ERC is the place for you. Operated in partnership with the County of Riverside Workforce Development Center, the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center (ERC) is a vital community resource that provides workforce development services for both employers and job seekers. Friendly and knowledgeable staff members are standing by to help you access the following vital services:
  1. A Hot Jobs Posting Board
  2. Monthly Workshops (such as Resume Building)
  3. Interview Preparations/Mock Interviews
  4. Recruitments
  5. One-on-one Assistance
  6. Computer, Copier, Fax, and Internet Access (for job purposes only).
  7. Resource Library
  8. Veterans Career Services
Or you can access additional resources online anytime at the following websites:
  • Search for open jobs in Riverside County from the comfort of your home or smart phone at www.rivcojobs.com or
  • Sign-up for the Hire MoVal Job Seekers email list at www.moval.org/erc.
The ERC is open Monday-Thursday, and every other Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The ERC is located at 12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3, in the TownGate Center. For more information, please call 951.413.3920 or email erc@moval.org.


Economic Development Summary

Curious about what's coming to Moreno Valley?  Did you know that Moreno Valley's Tilted Kilt Restaurant is under construction at the TownGate Promenade next to Mimi's?  Had you heard that Moreno Valley's healthcare options are growing:  Kaiser Permanente Community Hospital is expanding their emergency room and Riverside County Regional Medical Center is opening a new training facility near the hospital?  If you want to be the first to know about coming businesses and new developments under construction, check out the updated Economic Development Summary here.



Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to United States history. Did you know that Madam CJ Walker was America's first self-made woman to become a millionaire, or that George Washington Carver was able to derive nearly 300 products from peanuts? For more interesting historical facts, click here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it's high, to make control their goal. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. People with high blood pressure are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease, compared to those with normal blood pressure.
Hey kids, get your dancing shoes ready for fast paced hip-hop routines and much more! Hip Hop Dance Class for children ages 5-9  is a fun way to learn the freshest dance moves.  Be sure to dress in comfortable clothing. Class is held on Mondays in the aerobics studio from 7:00 - 8:00pm at the Conference and Recreation Center. To register, click here. Contact the Parks & Community Services Department for more information at 413.3280.
Share Your Great Ideas,
Join a Board or Commission!

Citizen participation on boards, commissions, and councils are what helps drive the community in the right direction. There are several citizen boards, commissions, and councils that regularly meet to guide policy. Please think about filling a vacancy and share your ideas! 

The following bodies have openings for your consideration:
  • Utility Commission 
  • Recreational Trails Board 
Get Connected in 2016

Facebook is a great place to get timely information on what's happening at City Hall. Make sure you Like Us on Facebook and invite your friends!
Special District's Annual Update
The Public Works Department manages several Special District zones to provide additional recreational and public services which enhance the quality of life in our community. Special District programs provide the resources to maintain parkway and median landscaping, street lighting, parks and trails, and provide many recreation and community services. Find out more about the great work being done for the community. View brochure here.
Moreno Valley Fire Department Safety Tips

Community Action Partnership of Riverside County is coordinating Warm Centers to provide drop-in sites for vulnerable individuals, seniors, the disabled, and others in need of temporary relief from the cold. Warm Centers will open to the public, in affected areas, when the Riverside University Health Systems Public Health issues a "Cold Warning". Watch or listen for the "Cold Warning" on your television, radio, and local newspaper.
Cold Weather Tips:
  • Drink warm fluids like hot cider or soup.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Keep your home warm. Turn on your heater.
  • Wear several thin layers of clothing.
  • Move family pets indoors, out of the elements.
  • Know the location of the nearest Warm Center.
  • Have your home heating system inspected.
  • Never bring heating devices into the home that are intended for outdoor use, including charcoal.
 Warm Centers for Moreno Valley:
Warm Center Location
Hours of Operation
Phone Number
Moreno Valley Library
25480 Alessandro Blvd.
M-Th 9 AM-8 PM
Fri  9 AM-6 PM
Sat  9 AM-5 PM
Sun 12 PM-5 PM
Alessandro Blvd.
& Kitching St.
Moreno Valley Senior Center
25075 Fir Ave.
M-Th 8 AM-4 PM

Fir Ave.
& Perris Blvd.

 Read more about these and other helpful tips.

Connect With Us and Share Ideas

The City of Moreno Valley provides several ways to help you stay informed and engaged. Check us out:


Looking for something to do? The Moreno Valley Community Calendar is the place to look when it comes to meetings and events in Moreno Valley.


The Calendar is available to all organizations in Moreno Valley hosting a meeting or event that is open to the public to help get the word out. The online form is easy to use. For questions, send an email to mvtv3@moval.org.