Rick Sollars is the seventh Mayor of Taylor. He has served two terms on the Taylor City Council, having been appointed to openings on two different occasions. He is a lifelong city resident, a 1992 graduate of Taylor Center High School and a highly successful local businessman with KRMC, LLC, which is a family-owned and operated partnership of a trio of Romulus manufacturers (KutRite Manufacturing, Elkins Machine & Tool and Multi Machining Capabilities) located near the corner of Northline and Inkster roads.Sollars previously served on the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Taylor Housing Authority and the Master Plan steering committee. He is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Taylor Reading Corps, a 501(c)(3) non-‐ profit that was created two years ago to recruit, train and supervise a force of adult reading mentors to work with lower elementary school students in the Taylor School District. The TRC is one of the community’s most successful programs and was recently honored statewide by the Michigan Reading Association.
Sollars and his wife, Alicia, recently welcomed another member to their family, son Ashton. He joins brother Carson and sister Peyton. Sollars said that, as a father with a young family, he can relate to the frustrations of many residents who want to see a “cleaner, safer and always improving Taylor.”
“We do not need to run the city from behind closed doors – and I will not do that.” Sollars is an active resident. In addition to those groups previously mentioned, he’s a director of the Taylor Conservatory, a Henry Ford Community College manufacturing technology advisory board member and a former Little League coach, member of the Sons of the American Legion and the Democratic Club of Taylor.