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On Saturday, September 24, 2022, UnTapped graduate class of 2022, Vice President Cheryl Sudduth, West County Wastewater District, and Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, District 15 hosted a discussion with other local elected officials and water industry experts about water issues impacting the region.
This workshop is the culmination of the 6-months Vice President Sudduth spent in the UnTapped Fellowship program. As a graduate of the WELL Untapped Fellowship, she is asked to share the knowledge and relationships she has gained with other local elected officials and community leaders in her region.
On Monday, September 19, 2022, UnTapped graduate class of 2022, Councilmember Monica E. Wilson, City of Antioch, hosted a tour of the Antioch brackish water desalination plant project and a roundtable discussion with other local elected officials and water industry experts about water issues impacting the region.
Speakers included Ron Bernal, Former City Manager, City of Antioch; John Samuelson, Public Works Director, City of Antioch; and Vice De Lange, General Manager, Delta Diablo Sanitation District. Topics discussed included a history of the desalination plant, brine, and what local elected officials could be doing.
The workshop was sponsored by the City of Antioch, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, California Department of Water Resources, Delta Diablo Sanitation District, California State Water Resources Control Board, and Tri Delta Transit.
This workshop is the culmination of the 6-months Councilmember Wilson spent in the UnTapped Fellowship program. As a graduate of the WELL Untapped Fellowship, she is asked to share the knowledge and relationships she has gained with other local elected officials and community leaders in her region.
WELL UnTapped graduate class of 2022 and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Indio, Oscar Ortiz, and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, District 56, brought together local elected officials and water industry experts to learn about water issues impacting the region.
This workshop was an open conversation, with Mayor Pro Tem Ortiz moderating conversations with guest speakers and attendees to learn more about water issues in the region.
The workshop was in partnership with Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, District 56, and is sponsored by the City of Indio and Indio Water Authority. The keynote speakers were Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources, and E. Joaquin Esquivel, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board.
Thank you to our Associate Members, AARP of California, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Valley Water, and The Water Replenishment District of Southern California! To learn more about the WELL Associate Membership and how to join, please review our Associate Membership page.