March 26, 2015
Elece Hempel: Co-Woman of the Year, Argus Courier
Elece Hempel, executive director of Petaluma People Services Center, was named co-woman of the year for Sen. Lois Wolk’s Third District. Wolk, D-Davis, honored Hempel and Dr. Geni Bennetts of Napa County for their contributions to improve lives in their communities as part of Women’s History Month.
“As executive director of Petaluma People Services Center, Elece Hempel is an invaluable asset to Sonoma County,” Wolk said in a statement. “As a 22 year resident of Petaluma, nobody understands the needs of the underserved in Petaluma better than Elece. “Elece is an outstanding resource and I rely on her to help serve our mutual constituents,” said Wolk.
Hempel received the award on March 27 at a ceremony at Robert Craig Winery Tasting Room in Napa.