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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:

Represent and advocate for the interests of all residents

Interpret and develop public policy with the City Council

Serve as chief communicator and ambassador for the City

Mayor’s State of the City Address 2021

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