Experience that matters.
Leadership you can trust.
Monica Medeiros Solano
Monica has spent more than a decade serving all residents of Melrose and leading efforts to better our city. Now, Monica wants to put this wealth of experience to work as Mayor of Melrose.
CITY OF MELROSE LEADERSHIP
ALDERMAN, WARD TWO
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBER
SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE
Monica’s passionate advocacy for Melrosians led her to fight for change at the state level. This led to her appointment by former Governor Baker to his Advisory Commission on Local Government. Coupled with her leadership with the Mass Municipal Association, her network of local and state leaders uniquely places Monica in a position to help formulate and bring best practices to Melrose.
Monica with her colleagues at the LGAC.
MA MUNICIPAL COUNCILLORS’ ASSOC.
Second Vice President 2016–2017
District 5 Representative 2013–2015
MASS. MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
COMMISSION ON LOCAL GOVT
PRIVATE SECTOR & GOVERNMENT FINANCE EXPERIENCE
Professionally, Medeiros Solano has a strong financial background. During the heart of the pandemic, she worked for the Town of Norwood as a Budget Management Analyst in the Purchasing Office of the General Manager and in Human Resources. She assisted the town in preparing for contract negotiation, working on COVID-19 issues, grant administration and procurement for all town departments including the schools, the municipal airport, light and broadband departments.
Medeiros Solano spent most of her years in the private sector, more recently as Compliance Director at a nationwide commercial insurance company focused on providing insurance solutions for the energy industry. Prior to that, she worked in home financing for more than a decade, and is also a licensed real estate salesperson.
Monica is an active community member. In addition to supporting many of our local civic and non-profit organizations, she is a regular volunteer for groups and events in our area.
Monica & her team for a recent Keep Melrose Beautiful Cleanup.
CURRENT LEADERSHIP ROLES
MELROSE HS PERMANENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
2023 - Present
Most Blessed Sacrament Parish Women’s Guild
Co-Chair for Student Awards (Scholarships)
2022 - Present
MELROSE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
MELROSE FISH AND GAME CLUB
Lt. Norman Prince VFW Post #1506
Monica knows how important it is to protect our environment and preserve our open spaces. In her free time, Monica is an avid hiker. She loves flowers and enjoys starting plants from seed. She supports caring for our properties organically whenever possible to protect our pollinators, our residents – especially children, and our city employees from exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals and toxins.
MONICA IS A MEMBER
FRIENDS OF THE FELLS
MOUNT HOOD PARK ASSOCIATION
IPSWICH RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
ESSEX COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
M.A. Political Communication
B.S. Political Science
Minor Business Administration
summa cum laude
Award for Academic Excellence
in Political Science
LIFELONG MELROSE RESIDENT
As a lifelong Melrose resident,
Monica has lived Melrose’s past.
She understands where we have been and sees the potential for our future.
Monica as a Brownie at the Horace Mann School
In late 2020, Monica Medeiros Solano married fellow lifelong Melrosian,
Earle Solano. They live on Bay State Road with her mother, Claire.