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Indian American entrepreneur Naresh Solanki elected as a Mayor in Cerritos City


LOS ANGELES: Indian American Community Activist and entrepreneur Naresh Solanki elected as a Mayor of Southern California, Cerritos City for 2019-2020.

Cerritos City council each year elected Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem name from the five-person of city council, in this year city council meeting chose Naresh Solanki name as a Mayor of Southern California, Cerritos City April 18th, 2019.

Community Activist Solanki served as a mayor Pro Tem while Mark Pulido held the reigns of mayor  for the past year.

In Council meeting Outgoing mayor Mark Pulido says, ‘I serve as one of the council members, thanked all Cerritos officials and employees, i hope our team will support to newly elected Mayor Naresh Solanki tenure.’

Pulido then handed off the meeting to City Clerk Vida Barone, who opened nominations for mayor. Councilman Jim Edwards quickly nominated Solanki, with Councilman Frank Yokoyama seconding the nomination.

Pulido called for a vote and Solanki was appointed mayor.

Solanki was elected to the Cerritos City Council in 2015. He became mayor pro tem in 2016 and 2018.

A Cerritos resident since 1988, Solanki previously served as a Cerritos Planning Commissioner from 2007 to 2015.

He is a member of the City Council’s Budget/Finance, Performing Arts, Personnel and Business and Industry committees.

He serves as the council’s delegate to the Gateway Cities Council of Governments, Gateway Cities Council of Governments-91/605/405 Corridor Cities Committee and SELACO Workforce Development Board-Policy Board.

Solanki is the alternate delegate to the California Contract Cities Association, Sanitation Districts 2, 3, 18 and 19/Waste Management and Southeast Water Coalition Joint Powers Authority.

Additionally, 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 a chain of retail grocery supermarkets located throughout Southern California.

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