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In Memoriam: Jose Ornelas

City of San Joaquin Councilmember Jose Ornelas passed away suddenly on July 19, 2020. Jose was a member of our first UnTapped Fellowship class in 2018, and has played a pivotal role in WELL leadership over the years. We are shocked and saddened by this tragic loss, and hope you all take a minute to think about him and his family. He will always be remembered for his generous smile and passionate dedication to his community of San Joaquin. 

Black Lives Matter

WELL stands with Black lives in solidarity and with a commitment to continue educating ourselves and our membership on racial justice, police violence against Black people, and the Black Lives Matter Movement. 

At WELL, we are dedicated to leading this change among Latino leaders and beyond by working and partnering with organizations similarly committed to supporting Black lives. We stand with all Black lives and everyone dedicated to action and dismantling systemic racism in our communities. 

Introducing WELL Webinars

WELL is launching a new WELL Webinar program as a way to continue providing water education and discussion around relevant water issues. Our first webinar, “How Has COVID-19 Impacted the Water Sector?” will take place on Wednesday, August 19th from 10:00am-11:30am. 

WELL 2020 Annual Conference: A New Date in a New Paradigm

Mark your calendars! We are excited to announce that we will be hosting this year’s WELL Annual Conference virtually on Friday, November 13, 2020. Stay tuned for more details and registration. 

WELL UnTapped Graduation

The UnTapped “WELLos” finalized WELL’s six-month fellowship virtually, where they discussed translating what they have learned throughout the fellowship into action. 

Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL) is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Partners