In 1996 Solange Whitehead came to Scottsdale, intended to stay for “just six months”, fell in love and never left. She currently serves on the Scottsdale City Council to preserve the charm and quality of life of her community.
Solange is an electrical engineer, real estate investor, and executive director of the Environmental Fund for Arizona. Her nonprofit work includes serving as the founding race director of the Rainforest Run 5K, which has raised $100,000 for rainforest preservation. She is a recipient of the Arizona Wildlife Federation’s “Arizona Conservationist of the Year” award, and has served two terms on the City of Scottsdale Preserve Commission. She is engaged in many issues that concern her Scottsdale community, including public education and funding for Scottsdale Community College.
As a member of the Scottsdale City Council, Solange has fought to protect the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. She provides wise management of the city budget, fights for full staffing of the police and fire departments, and works to expand transportation options. Solange has worked to preserve Scottsdale’s charm by preventing developers from blocking Scottsdale’s beautiful mountain views.