Naresh Solanki, Mayor Pro Tem
Mayor Pro Tem Naresh Solanki was elected to the Cerritos City Council in 2015 and re-elected in 2020. He became Mayor Pro Tem in 2016, 2018 and 2023 and Mayor in 2019 and 2020. A Cerritos resident since 1988, Mayor Pro Tem Solanki previously served as a Cerritos Planning Commissioner from 2007 to 2015.
Mayor Pro Tem Solanki is a liaison to the City's Auto Mall, Budget/Finance, Business/Industry, Public Safety 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, Gateway Cities Council of Governments 91/605/405 Corridor Cities Committee, League of California Cities and Cal Cities Los Angeles Regional Division, League of California Cities 2023 Annual General Assembly, Los Angeles County City Selection Committee, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts Board of Directors (Districts 2, 3, 18 & 19) and Southeast Water Coalition Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors.
Mayor Pro Tem 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.
Mayor Pro Tem Solanki and his wife, Priti, have two sons, Mehul and Jay, and one granddaughter, Jasmine.