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Board Member Profiles - Rhonda Solis

Colorado State Board of Education

Rhonda Solis

Rhonda Solis (D)

8th Congressional District, Greeley
Terms of Office: January 2023 – January 2025

Colorado Congressional District Map showing District 8

In November 2022, Rhonda Solis became the first-ever representative elected in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District. An award-winning activist, Ms. Solis served two terms, from 2013-21, on the Greeley-Evans District 6 Board of Education.

The new district, CD-8, encompasses sections of Adams, Larimer and Weld counties. It includes the cities of Brighton, Commerce City, Greeley, Johnstown, Northglenn and Thornton. The district’s composition is nearly 40% Hispanic, the largest percentage of any Colorado congressional district.

Born and raised in Greeley, Ms. Solis brings 30 years of management, community outreach, customer service and grassroots organizing experience to her state board role. While working as an office and building manager for three successive area dental practices, Ms. Solis built her reputation as an involved community member and advocate of underserved students and families.

During her eight years on the D6 school board, she also served on the nonprofit Success Foundation board. The foundation provides resources unmet by government. In 2013 she became a CASA, or court appointed special advocate for children. In 2010, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter named her to the 19th Judicial District Nominating Commission and Greeley Judicial Review Board. In 2021 she joined the Greeley Dream Team board of directors.

Additional community positions:

  • Weld County Tobacco Coalition vice chair, 2009
  • Weld County Democrat Executive Committee member, 2009
  • Greeley Police Latino/a Advisory Committee, 2007-2013
  • Hispanic Women of Weld County member 2004-present; vice president 2006, president 2007
  • Hispanic Leadership Council

Ms. Solis is a graduate of the Latino Leadership Institute at the University of Denver and Greeley West High School. She is a Latino Coalition of Weld County co-founder and former vice president. She also co-founded the Latino Northern Colorado Podcast.

A variety of groups recognized Ms. Solis for her service. Among them:

  • Cesar Chavez Peace and Justice Committee Female Leadership Award
  • Outstanding Women of Weld County Community Advocate
  • Hispanic Women of Weld County Community Leadership Award
  • Tobacco Free Coalition of Weld County Leadership Award
  • Weld County Public Health Champion

Ms. Solis’s son and daughter attended Greeley public schools in Greeley. She, her husband, children and their four dogs live in Greeley.

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