Honoring 100 Year-Old Perris Valley Resident
Mrs. Willie Moses moved to Perris Valley in 1957 and hit the ground running—Taking on leadership roles in a variety of organizations that initiated infrastructure improvements, including installing roads, water and natural gas; and construction of an elementary school, community center, and fire station in the rural area of Good Hope, where she resides. Mrs. Moses’s leadership in Perris Valley’s first Human Relations Commission facilitated dialogue and training for community leaders that helped move race relations forward in the community and schools. Mrs. Moses’ vision, and her respect for the diverse needs of her community and fair-minded leadership style have earned her the respect of residents and community leaders alike. Willie Lee has served the community well and her wisdom and stalwart example will no doubt have lasting impacts in Perris Valley, and beyond. Mrs. Moses is deeply cherished in her beloved community, where she is often dubbed “The Mayor of Good Hope.” Although Willie has slowed a bit in in the past few years, the fruits of her good work and shining example are ever present.
Willie’s daughter Eleanor says, “my mom’s optimism, and commitment to shape the world around her and make it a better place, are constants. She really embodies that adage ‘be the change you want to see.’ “Hard to find a more stalwart and hopeful public servant. She’s such an inspiring role model in these fractious times.”
A celebration in her honor of Willie Moses and her purpose filled life will be held at the Riverside County Moses Schaffer Community Center on her 100th Birthday: February 18, from 1-4 PM. The event will be held both virtually and in person. For additional information or to RSVP, contact Eleanor Moses at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 510 290-4563.