Hero Award Spotlight: Brian Mohan

Brian Mohan is the assistant city manager/chief financial officer/city treasurer/acting city clerk for the City of Moreno Valley, California.

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Despite the pandemic, and even through the continued tragedies the City faced with the sudden deaths of two City Council Members, Brian administered the City’s annual General Fund Budget and the following other projects and programs:

  • Ensured the City had a balanced budget and led his team them through fiscally responsible debt refinance.
  • Worked closely with his staff to develop a back-up system that would ensure continuity of government in the event of illnesses or departures.
  • Worked with staff to develop and launch the MoVal Vendor Preference (MVP) program, which gives Moreno Valley based businesses an advantage when bidding for goods, equipment, supplies, and materials.
  • In order to better understand residents’ internet needs, led his team through a citywide sweeping broadband survey.
  • Oversees the functions of the three public libraries in the City that served over 120,000 residents.
  • Worked with his team to develop and expand the City’s Rental Assistance Program (MoVal Rental Rescue). The expansion of MoVal Rental Rescue provides rental assistance support for up to twelve months of unpaid rent, plus an additional three months of future rent for families hit hard by the effects of the pandemic.
  • Worked with staff to develop and launch the Beautify MoVal program that brings the community together to volunteer and beautify our parks, trails, and roads.
  • Continued to oversee the Homeless to Work and Homeless Assistance programs.
  • Oversaw all of the Parks and Community Services events.
  • Worked with staff to open the Dr. Carla J. Thornton Teen SPOT that offers a fun and unique space for Moreno Valley Teens to access the internet, get homework help, and socialize.
  • Worked with staff to develop and create the Citizen’s Guide for residents that explains the City’s finances in an easy to understand booklet.
  • Worked with the businesses and Fire Department to develop and launch the Smoke Alarms and Fire Education Resources (S.A.F.E.R.) program that provides residents a free smoke and carbon monoxide alarm.
  • Works with staff to ensure the Local Resources Guide is updated annually, which provides a list of organizations that provide services such as homeless shelters, emergency housing, food or clothing assistance, mental health assistance, and more.