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Office of Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson

"As a native Riversider raised the youngest of five in Riverside’s historic Greenbelt, serving as Mayor of my hometown—and the city I raised my family—is an honor. I have dedicated my career to ensuring Riverside is a city where opportunities exist for all residents. From the need for more affordable housing, greater access to quality jobs, to maintaining safe and thriving neighborhoods, as your Mayor I will continue the work of leading our city to take on these challenges."


The role of the Mayor in Riverside is unique. The City Charter outlines this role in three ways:

Present programs, objectives and priorities of the City of Riverside

Interpret policy and programs for the people

Advise the City Council on all policy matters and public relations


Mayor's Office Mission Statement

The Mayor’s Office is dedicated to serving and honoring the needs of the community, demonstrating integrity, fairness, professionalism and confidence in the execution of the Mayor’s priorities and the referral of city services. In all our work we strive to further the success of our city, while promoting the vision that Riverside’s best days are ahead of us.

Mayor’s State of the City Address 2021

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