The three administrators for the WHCC: Rosalee Lee, Jean Watkins, and Carol Saldivar.

Mesquite, NV –

The Women’s History and Culture Center in Mesquite was awarded as the Best Nonprofit by the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce last week during the Chamber’s State of the Chamber Event.

“We are so proud to have been amongst so many worthy nonprofits who were nominated,” said WHCC President Carol Saldivar. “We were surprised and honored.”

Saldivar along with Jean Watkins, WHCC Founder and Chairman of the Board, and Rosalee Lee, Director-at-Large accepted the reward. They are very grateful for those who voted for them to receive this “benchmark award.”

Jean Watkins stated as she received the award, “This award comes with the efforts of many people. The combined effort of our volunteers, class facilitators, board members, community, and community partners have all played a part since our opening in 2018. We can not do what we do without the time and and talents of those who support us in so many ways.”

The Women’s History and Culture Center was developed in September of 2018 and has really blossomed from there becoming one of Mesquite’s premiere resources and “gemstones” for Southern Nevada. The displays, collections, resources, and all that is within pertains to the suffrage movement and accomplishments of women from the past to present. It provides a symbol of hope and provides a resource of education to teach about equality of women and the value of them within our city, country, world, and life.

Besides knowledge and history, they also provide classes for fitness, grief counseling, hobbies, and more.

The mission statement of the WHCC reads “WHCC builds on women’s historical achievements to light the way for future generations by providing resources, opportunities, and activities that make a difference in the greater Mesquite community.”

If interested in taking advantage of some of the resources that are provided by the WHCC or for more information, visit the WHCC at 225 N Willow. You may also call Jean Watkins at (702) 345-4088 or call Carol Saldivar at (801) 628-1849. You can also email:

“Again I want to thank everyone who has supported us and helped us become the center and nonprofit we have become today,” said Saldivar. “We really could not have done any of it without this community and our supporters.”

The Award For Nonprofit of the Year for the Women’s History and Culture Center.


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