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Naresh Solanki,
Councilmember

Updated May 31, 2022

Naresh Solanki

Councilmember Naresh Solanki was elected to the Cerritos City Council in 2015 and re-elected in 2020. He became Mayor Pro Tem in 2016 and 2018 and Mayor in 2019 and 2020. A Cerritos resident since 1988, Councilmember Solanki previously served as a Cerritos Planning Commissioner from 2007 to 2015.

Councilmember Solanki is a liaison to the City's Auto Mall, Budget/Finance, Business/Industry and West Santa Ana Branch Transit Project committees. He serves as the Council's delegate to the Gateway Cities Council of Governments Board of Directors and Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board Policy Board. He is the City's alternate delegate to the ECO-Rapid Transit Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors, League of California Cities and Cal Cities Los Angeles Regional Division, League of California Cities 2022 Annual General Assembly, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts Board of Directors (Districts 2, 3, 18 & 19) and Southeast Water Coalition Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors.

Councilmember Solanki is a member of the Cerritos Optimist Club and the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is involved with and supports local chapters of the Lions Club and Rotary Club as well as Blind Start of America. He owns and is the CEO/President of retail grocery supermarkets and is also in the hospitality business.

Councilmember Solanki and his wife, Priti, have two sons, Mehul and Jay, and one granddaughter, Jasmine.

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