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Mayor Scott Matas' Areas of Focus

Mayor Matas developed a vision with a unified city council and staff at the beginning of his term.  Learn about the accomplishments and the path we are on to continue moving Desert Hot Springs forward.

Public Safety

  • Fully Staffed Police Department
  • Improving Pedestrian & Traffic Safety
  • Reducing Illegal Drugs & Weapons

Economic Development

  • Welcoming New Businesses
  • Supporting New Jobs
  • Improvements to City Infrastructure

Fiscal Stability

  • Balanced Two Year Budget
  • $8.5 Million in Reserves
  • Council Working as a United Team

Youth To Senior Programs

  • Career Training Opportunities
  • Mizell Senior Center
  • P.A.L. - Police Activities League

About Scott Matas

Mayor Scott Matas & Victoria Matas

I am a lifetime resident of Desert Hot Springs - born and raised, I attended school here and am now proudly raising my own family here in our town. I have two sons; my oldest graduated from Desert Hot Springs High School and is now involved doing missionary work and pursuing his dream of music and ministry for his church. He works for Calvary Chapel in Cathedral City and is an EMT for an ambulance company, and was recently married to the love of his life, Nancy Matas. My youngest son also graduated Desert Hot Springs High School and is now a junior at University of California Riverside (UCR) majoring in English. I married my wife Victoria Matas in 2017. We raise our three daughters, 14, 12 and 8, all attending Desert Hot Springs Schools.

I was a local small business owner for nearly 10 years and belong to the Desert Hot Springs Rotary Club. I volunteered for 20 years with the Desert Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Company, spent 2 years as president of Food Now almost 20 coaching and umpiring for Desert Hot Springs Little League. I support the following charities: Food Now, God’s Kitchen, Desert Hot Springs Little League and AYSO, Jr. All American Football, Desert Hot Springs Woman’s Club, and Desert Hot Springs High School football and baseball programs. It has been my passion to involve the youth of our city into city government; in 2009 I began and still advise the Youth Council, which consist of a group of high school students who look at the issues facing our community from the youth perspective. While being involved in several local charities and programs I have come to realize that we are fortunate to have some of the hardest working volunteers in this community.

Contact Mayor Scott Matas

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Usted puede recibir una llama de Kent State University en nombre de HARC para preguntarle sobre su salud. Por favor toma la llamada para ayudarnos identificar las necesidades importantes de salud de nuestra comunidad.

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