Volume 239 | August 30 - September 3, 2021
Give Your Business the Local Edge with MVP
In the newest Mayor's Minute, Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez unveils the MoVal Vendor Preference (MVP) program, making it easier than ever for Moreno Valley businesses to receive priority selection in the City's bid, proposal, and procurement processes.

Under the MVP program, you can register as a local vendor and receive City bid information. MVP members can also price match the lowest qualifying offer on a City bid, proposal, and procurement processes. MVP makes it easier for MoVal businesses to beat non-local competition.

Register with MVP today and take your business to the next level. More information can be found at www.moval.org/mvp.
Build Your Career at Moreno Valley's Construction Job Fair & Expo
Looking for a career as a skilled tradesperson? The City of Moreno Valley has you covered.

Join us at the first annual Moreno Valley Construction Job Fair & Expo on Friday, September 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Conference and Recreation Center (CRC). The Expo allows MoVal job seekers to connect with the best in the business to launch their construction careers. The CRC is located at 14075 Frederick Street, right next to City Hall.

The job fair is a partnership with the City, Southwest Carpenters, and the Buildings and Construction Trades Council.

Don't miss this great opportunity to jumpstart your career!
El Grito Festival Returns to MoVal for 2021
Dust off your dancing shoes, MoVal!

The annual El Grito de Independencia festival, which celebrates Mexican Independence Day and the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, is making a triumphant return on Wednesday, September 15 at 5 p.m. at the brand-new Civic Center Amphitheater.

This free, fun, and family-friendly event will feature music, dancing, ballet folklórico performances, rodeo, food vendors, a youth fun zone, and much more. The main event will be a re-enactment of "El Grito de Dolores," the legendary battle hymn, which sparked the Mexican War of Independence from Spain, and a live stream of the El Grito events from Mexico City.

Click here for more information, and don't forget to bring your lawn chairs!
The Civic Center Amphitheater Makes its Mark
It has been a summer to remember in Moreno Valley, thanks to the brand new Civic Center Amphitheater.

Boasting state-of-the-art audio and video technology, the Amphitheater has quickly become the premier outdoor entertainment venue in the Inland Empire. The terraced seating area is the perfect spot to lay out a picnic blanket or a lawn chair to enjoy an outdoor event.

The Amphitheater has already played host to the massively successful MoVal Rocks/MoVal Movies summer series and an incredible Fourth of July Fun Fest. But we're just getting started. The Amphitheater will host many of amazing events this year, including the El Grito festival, the Day of the Dead, Snow Day, and much more.

Visit www.moval.org/amphitheater for more information on upcoming programs or to reserve the theater for your own event!
Pet of the Week: Luna
Our Pet of the Week is a fourteen-week-old Chihuahua Short Hair Mix named Luna. Incredibly sweet and affectionate, Luna would love nothing more than to be loved by someone like you. Luna needs someone to show her all the care and attention she deserves.

If you would like to make Luna or any pet from the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter part of your family, please contact the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit www.moval.org/pets.