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Mayor Rusty Bailey

Mayor BaileyThank you for visiting the webpage for The Office of Mayor Rusty Bailey. As Mayor, I am committed to making Riverside a safer, healthier, and more prosperous place to live, work, go to school, and raise a family. I believe it is our responsibility to invest everything we can to make our city the most innovative, vibrant, dynamic, safe, and healthy city for our children and future generations of Riversiders.

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The Riverside Human Relations Commission along with Mayor Bailey, are pleased to announce the winners of the Commission’s diversity essay contest. The Commission reviewed 58 essays from high school students who wrote about their experiences with diversity in the City of Riverside. The Commission scored the essays with an assist from Mayor Rusty Bailey, a former teacher who was able to lend his “red pen skills” to the effort. Applicants were judged on academic achievement, ability and writing skills. The prizes include three college scholarships of $1,000, $750 and $500 for first, second and third place, respectively The 2013 Diversity Essay Scholarship winners are:

First place -- Roberto Gutierrez, John W. North High School - View Essay
Second place -- Hoan Pham, La Sierra High School - View Essay
Third Place -- Anum Arshad, John W. North High School - View Essay

The Human Relations Commission (HRC) is charged with fostering mutual understanding and respect between people; encouraging education and outreach; and developing and promoting programs which work to eliminate prejudice and discrimination.

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Fit, Fresh, & Fun Forum

Riverside residents are looking to improve their lifestyles and physical condition through exercise, a healthy diet, and active living. Former Mayor Ron Loveridge and I established the Fit, Fresh, & Fun Forum (The Forum) to explore current fitness resources available to the public, identify unmet fitness needs, and strategize ways to expand opportunities for all Riverside residents. The 30-member task force meets six times a year to:

  • create a vision and establish strategies for creating healthy kids programs,
  • launching a workplace wellness campaign
  • establishing City polices which encourage healthy industries,
  • launching a citywide campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle,
  • expanding citywide community gardens and farmer's markets, and
  • reduce overweight and obesity to less than 50% in the City of Riverside.

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2012 Deaf Awareness Week

Save the date for 2012's Deaf Awareness week. The kick-off event is on Sunday, Sept. 23rd. Read More...

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