City Boards & Committees

City of Watertown residents are invited to become involved in local government by serving on citizen boards, commissions or committees.  The City of Watertown benefits from the knowledge, experience and expertise of its civic-minded citizens via commission or committee recommendations to the City Council.

Board and commission positions are voluntary and appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The time commitment for each board/commission varies.  Preparation for some meetings may require additional time obligations. Once appointed, attendance at all regularly scheduled meetings is critical.  Contact City Hall at 920-262-4000 if you are interested on serving on any of the boards, commissions or committees listed below:

 

 

Airport Commission
Meets Second Wednesday of Month at 5:15 pm.
6 Year Term
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Ken Berg, Ald.  327 S. Concord Avenue   4/1/18  920-988-3249 
Tom Finnel 510 Oak Park Avenue Partial 6/1/23 920-261-5712 
Dave Lang 617 Sweet Briar Lane 1st 6/1/20 920-262-2055 
Dr. Terry Turke 1301 Richards Avenue 3rd 6/1/21 920-261-2020 
Roger Rothschadl 815 Cole Street 1st  6/1/22 920-261-5626
Bill Berger 202 Lounsbury Street   1st 4/1/22 920-988-6210
Tom Klug   401 Riverwood Court 1st 8/1/22 920-285-4777
Jeffrey Baum 1515 Oconomowoc Avenue   Manager 920-261-6651
Jaynellen Holloway 106 Jones Street   City Engineer 920-262-4050

 

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Board of Review
The Board of Review reviews assessment rolls for real estate and personal property, hears testimony from property owners wishing to object to their property assessments and makes determination as to appropriate assessment based on testimony from the assessor and property owner.  For further information contact the City Clerk at 920-262-4006.
Name  Address  Term Exp.  Phone 
Steve Zgonc, Alderperson   1318 Heritage Court  4/18 920-261-2918
Linda Kilps, Alderperson 1211 Western Ave. 4/18 920-918-1802
Tom Finnel 510 Oak Park Ave. 1/1/20  920-261-5712
Ron Krueger 1408 S. Third St. 5/1/19 920-261-0766 
John David 1201 Richards Ave. #F   Mayor 920-262-4000 

 

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Branding Committee
Two Year Term

 Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone
 Emily McFarland  1406 Wedgewood Dr.  1  1/1/18  920-988-5874
 Linda Kilps 1211 Western Ave  1  1/1/18  920-918-1802
 Jaynellen Holloway  106 Jones St.  2  1/1/19  920-262-4050
 Melissa Lampe 400 N. Washington St.  1  1/1/19  920-390-2061
 Susan Dascenzo  519 E. Main St.  2  1/1/19  920-261-6320
 Cassandra Schug  111 Dodge St.  2  1/1/19  920-262-1460
 Tina Crave  125 Hospital Dr.  2  1/1/19  920-262-4358
 Joy Caine  1020 Hill St.  2  1/1/19  920-206-4663
 Robin Kaufmann  W2681 Rock River Paradise  1  1/1/19  920-261-6320

Cable TV Regulatory Board
Three Year Term
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Pepe Betancio  400 S. 3rd St., #2  1st 10/1/17 920-390-1128
Emily Krueger 709 N. Water Street 3rd 10/1/18  920-261-0261 
Ora Kuckkan 914 Reinhold Street 2nd  10/1/18  920-261-5202 
Ray Bezanson  215 S. Eighth Street 2nd 10/1/19  920-261-0232 
Carol Ruffin 714 N. Church Street 1st 10/1/19  920-262-0885 
Karen Huismann   Cable Coordinator      920-262-4021 

 
City Wide Bicycle & Pedestrian Path Task Force

Name  Address  Phone 
Dale Oestreich  501 N. Washington Street 920-261-7019
Jon Rouse 131 Hall Street 920-262-1480 
Jay Haberkorn, Eng. Project Manager 106 Jones Street 920-262-4047 
Carol Quest, Health Officer 515 S. First Street 920-262-8090 
Jim Romlein, Ald. 1042 Richards Avenue 920-261-6756
Augie Tietz, Ald. 507 S. Washington Street 920-261-3740 
Craig Kleinsteiber N1130 County Road Q 920-262-1775
John David, Mayor 106 Jones Street 920-262-4000
Jaynellen Holloway, City Engineer 106 Jones Street 920-262-4050
Andrew Beyer, Civil Staff Engineer 106 Jones Street 920-262-4052
Tim Roets, Police Chief 106 Jones Street 920-206-4215

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Housing Authority
The Housing Authority administers and maintains 78 public housing units; 55 elderly/disabled and 23 family units.  Public housing is a federal program that allows tenants to pay 30% of their income for rent.  The CDA operates this program under an Annual Contributions Contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
5 Year Term
Meets Third Thursday of the Month at 5:30 p.m. - Johnson Arms
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Fred Smith, Alderperson  903 Edgewater Ct.   4/18 920-261-9728 
Linda Kilps, Alderperson 1211 Western Ave.   4/18 920-918-1802 
Nodra Richardson    201 N. Water St., Apt. 212   1st 8/1/19 920-285-3092 
Paul Barnes  942 Liberty Lane 1st  8/1/19  920-342-8813 
Robert Stocks 911 Shamrock Lane 1st 8/1/20  920-206-6604
Jim Braughler  812 Cole St. partial 8/1/17  920-342-4758
Gail Towers MacAskill    1032 Boughton St.  1st  8/1/17  920-390-0172
Tammy Kasten   1024 Boughton St.    Exec. Dir.  920-261-7795 

 

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County Supervisors for Watertown Area Districts of Dodge County

 

District  Name  Address  Phone 
20  Jeff Berres    N330 County Rd. QQ    920-988-3652 
21  Cathy Houchin    604 Long St.  920-261-0764 
22  Mark Roesch 207 Emerald Street  920-261-1275 
23  David Frohling  515 Oak Park Ave.  920-261-1589 

 

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County Supervisors for Watertown Area Districts of Jefferson County

 

District  Name  Address  Phone 
Greg David  W4512 Riverdale Ln.  920-262-9996 
Augie Tietz  507 S. Washington St.    920-261-3740 
James Braughler    812 Cole St.  920-342-4758 
Ron Buchanan  809 S. Ninth St.  920-261-8201 
Dwayne Morris  123 Riverlawn Ave.  920-246-4587 
Michael Wineke 733 Willow Creek Pkwy 261-3265

 
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Economic Revolving Loan Committee
Term Indefinite
Name  Address  Phone 
Will Gruber  106 Jones Street  920-206-4201 
Karen Kaddatz  1201 Richards Ave., #E  920-261-6686 
Bruce Kasten  1109 Jones Street  920-261-8720 
Brian Konz  514 Oak Park Avenue  920-261-4574 
Cindy Rupprecht    106 Jones Street  920-262-4006 
Tom Finnel  510 Oak Park Avenue  920-261-5403 
Helen Grimmenga    115 Hyland Street  920-261-1677 

 
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Family Center Board
One Year Term
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Steve Zgonc, Alderperson    1318 Heritage Court    4/1/18 920-261-2918 
Carol Quest  1220 Allermann Dr.  17th 8/1/18 920-261-1762 
Greg Michalek  612 Hunter Oaks Blvd.    6th 8/1/18 920-206-1287 
 

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Finance Committee
One Year Term
Name  Address  District  Phone 
John David, Mayor  1201 Richards Ave., #F    Chairperson by Ordinance  920-261-1287 
Fred Smith 903 Edgewater Court 2nd 920-261-9728
Steve Zgonc 1318 Heritage Court 5th  920-261-2918 
Augie Tietz  507 S. Washington Street 7th  920-261-3740 
Linda Kilps 1211 Wester Avenue   9th  920-918-1802 
 

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Health Board
Click here for a description of the responsibilities of the Health Board
Three Year Term
Name  Address  Term Exp.   Phone 
Fred Smith, Alderperson    903 Edgewater Court   920-261-9728 
Steve Zgonc, Alderperson 1318 Heritage Court      920-261-2918 
Andrea Turke  521 Carl Schurz Drive    6/1/20  920-261-8116 
Dr. Donene Rowe  1208 Schiller Street  12/01/17   
Ann Nienow  636 Mary Knoll Lane  3/1/19  920-261-8093 
 

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Historic Preservation Commission
The Watertown Historic Preservation & Downtown Design Commission oversees beautification projects within the Main Street Historic District.  It is comprised of 7 members with experience in historic preservation, art and design.  The commission is available to assist any downtown property or business owner interested in improving the look of their storefront or building.  The Commission also works city-wide to promote historic preservation awareness through education and the creation of additional historic districts.  For more information regarding the Commission please call Melissa Lampe at (920) 390-2061 or e-mail:  melissa.lampe@charter.net
Three Year Term

 

Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Peg Theder 500 S. Fourth Street 2nd 12/1/17  920-261-6565 
Alice Mirk 811 Harvey Avenue 1st   12/1/17 920-261-1568 
Melissa Lampe 400 N. Washington Street 2nd 12/1/17  920-261-1473 
Ellen Klaus 207 Riverlawn Avenue 1st 12/1/18   
Dionne Kelm 924 Labaree Street 2nd 12/1/19 920-261-1195 
Michael Opager 811 S. Seventh Street 1st  12/1/19  920-261-3857 
Steven Board 1019 Boughton Street 1st 12/1/19  920-390-2061 
Jacob Maas 106 Jones Street Zoning Administrator   920-262-4041
 

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Humane Officers

Name  Address  Term Exp.  Phone 
Doug Teuteberg    106 Jones Street    Indefinite  920-261-6660 
Scott Kind 106 Jones Street   Indefinite  920-261-6660 

 

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Representative to the Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium

Name  Address  Term Exp.  Phone 
Augie Tietz    507 S. Washington Street    Indefinite  920-261-3740 

 

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Library Board
Three Year Term
 
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Kurt Larsen, Alderperson 1208 S. Third Street 1st 4/1/18 920-262-2083
Karrie Uttech 28 Stimpson Street 2nd 7/1/20 920-262-6182
Rebecca Mankins 103 West Haven Drive 2nd 7/1/20 262-844-4123
Cindy Gremmels N1517 Country Club Lane 3rd 8/1/20 920-261-4181
Lisa Stafford 878 Hickory Court 1st 8/1/18  920-390-0028
Dave Morstad 405 Wild Flower Lane 2nd 7/1/19 920-261-9743
Dan Olejniczak 326 N. Montgomery Street 1st 7/1/19  920-261-8359
Mike Kujawski 705 Cobblestone Way 1st 7/1/19 920-262-2944
Cassandra Schug    111 Dodge Street    Indefinite  920-262-1460 
 

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Licensing Board
The Licensing Board approves applications for all types of liquor licenses.  These include beverage operator, bars/restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations and various special events that occur within the City.
Meets Wednesdays Before Second Council Meeting at 4:00 p.m.
Name  Address  Term Exp.  Phone 
John David, Chairperson    1201 Richards Ave., #F  Indefinite  920-261-1287 
Cindy Rupprecht, Secretary    106 Jones Street  Indefinite  920-262-4006 
Bill Maron  701 Crestview Drive  4/18 920-253-0612
Augie Tietz  507 S. Washington Street 4/18  920-261-3740
Cindia Cameron 308 1/2 E. Main Street    6/19  920-609-8895
Steve Hepp 1609 River Drive 6/19  920-262-0276 
Tim Roets, Advisor  2 Park View Lane Indefinite  920-262-4003 
Will Gruber, Advisor  106 Jones Street  Indefinite  920-206-4201 
 

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City Council Representative to Main Street Board

Name  Address  Term Exp.  Phone 
Linda Kilps, Alderperson    1211 Western Avenue 4/18 920-918-1802

 

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Park, Recreation & Forestry Commission 
The Park, Recreation & Forestry Commission plans and approves Parks and Recreation programs and administers the budget, recommends to the Common Council all major purchases, and submits ordinances and resolutions for managing Parks and Recreation programs.
Three Year Term
Meets First Monday of Month at 4:30 p.m.
Name  Address  Term # Term Exp. Phone 
Augie Tietz, Alderperson/President    507 S. Washington Street    1st 5/1/18 920-261-3740 
Tom Hahn 1318 Louisa Street 3rd 5/1/20 920-262-2345
Brad Blanke 114 N. Tenth Street 2nd 5/1/20 920-285-5185
Dan Olejniczak, Vice Chair 326 N. Montgomery Street 1st 5/1/18 920-285-0686
Peter Kelm 924 Labaree Street 2nd 5/1/18 920-261-1568
Brad Clark 802 Hill Court 1st 5/1/18 920-390-9411
Brian Konz 514 Oak Park Avenue 1st 5/1/19 920-261-4574
 

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Plan Commission
Three Year Term
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
John David, Chairperson  1201 Richards Ave., #F    Mayor   920-261-1287 
Jaynellen Holloway   106 Jones Street Engineer    920-262-4050
Jacob Maas 106 Jones Street Zoning   920-262-4041
Mike Slavney (non-voting)   106 Jones Street  Planner   920-262-4040 
Ken Berg, Alderperson 327 S. Concord Ave.   4/1/18 920-988-3249
Rick Tortomasi 315 Creekside Court  1st 5/1/18 262-370-7842
Augie Tietz (President Park/Rec Comm.) 507 S. Washington Street 1st 5/1/18 920-261-3740
Sherry Cira 907 E. Division Street 1st 5/1/19 920-206-2045
Tony Arnett 408 S. Washington Street  2nd 5/1/19 920-261-5789
 

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Police And Fire Commission
Five Year Term
Meets Second Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Tom Godfroy, Chairperson 213 Norma Drive    3rd 5/1/22 920-261-5606
Jim Schildbach, Vice Chairperson  506 Clovercrest Court  1st 5/1/18 920-261-3271
Brad Kuenzi 1406 Richards Avenue 1st 5/1/19 920-539-5392
Kelly Kwapil, Secretary 1121 Bayberry Drive  3rd 5/1/20 920-261-2907
Jean Tortomasi 315 Creekside Court 1st 5/1/21 262-470-7842 
 

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Public Safety & Welfare Committee

Name  Address  District  Phone 
Emily McFarland  1406 Wedgewood Dr. 1st 920-988-5874
Kurt Larsen  1208 S. Third St. 4th 920-262-2083 
Tim Raether, Chairperson  1105 N. Fourth St. 6th 920-262-3398
Bill Maron 701 Crestview Dr. 8th 920-253-0612

 

 

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Public Works Committee

Name  Address  District  Phone 
Ken Berg, Chairperson 327 S. Concord Avenue 3rd 920-988-3249
Kurt Larsen 1208 S. Third St. 4th 920-262-2083
Tim Raether 1105 N. Fourth Street 6th 920-262-3398
Bill Maron  701 Crestview Drive  8th  920-253-0612 
Mike Klaus, Citizen Member 207 Riverlawn Avenue 3rd 920-261-6565

 
Redevelopment Authority
(5 Year Term)

Name  Address  Term Expires  Phone 
Ken Berg, Ald. 327 S. Concord Avenue 1/18 920-988-3249
Bill Maron, Ald. 701 Crestview Drive 1/18 920-253-0612
Brad Kuenzi 1406 Richards Avenue 1/19 920-539-5392
Melissa Lampe 400 N. Washington Street 1/19 920-390-2061 
Matt Zastrow 1204 Meadowbrook Drive 1/20 920-220-9119
Rob Marchant 607 Green Ridge Circle 1/21 608-209-5236
Nate Salas 821 Pheasant Run 1/22 920-262-4161
       
Non-voting Members      
Ex-Officio City Clerk/Treasurer Cindy Rupprecht    
Zoning Administrator Jacob Maas    
Redevelopment Resources Consultant Kristen Fish, Executive Director    
 

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Site Plan Review Committee
 
Name  Address  Title  Phone 
John David  1201 Richards Ave., #F  Mayor  920-261-1287 
Jaynellen Holloway  106 Jones Street  Engineer    920-262-4050 
Jacob Maas 106 Jones Street  Zoning Administrator 920-262-4041
Kevin Freber 800 Hoffmann Drive  WWTP Superintendent    920-262-0877 
Curt Kleppin 106 Jones Street  Captain, Police Dept.    920-262-4002 
Mike Slavney Vandewalle & Assoc.  Planner   
Tim Gordon 106 Jones Street  Assistant Fire Chief  920-261-3610 
 

(Park & Recreation Director, Health Officer or designee may also be included.)

Tourism Commission
(Three Year Term)

Name  Address  Term Exp.  Phone 
Aaron David 306 E. Madison Street 2/15/18 920-261-5142
Kevin Clifford 115 W. Main Street 2/15/18 920-261-4949
Linda Werth 919 Charles Street 2/15/18 920-261-2796
Cheryl Mitchell 101 Aviation Way 2/15/18 920-262-1910
Cindi Braasch 514 S. First Street 2/15/18 920-262-8080
Peter Wright 745 W. Main Street  2/15/18 920-261-9300
       
Non-voting Member      
Augie Tietz, Ald. 507 S. Washington Street 4/2018 920-261-3740

 

 

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Transit Commission
The Transit Commission bids and awards the City's taxi service provider contract, reviews operations of the shared-ride taxi service, hears citizen complaints and reviews and recommends taxi rates.
Four Year Term
 
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Tim Raether    1105 N. Fourth Street 1st  4/1/18  920-262-3398
Roger Herbert 1502 Utah Street 2nd 5/1/21 920-253-7373
David Morstad 405 Wild Flower Lane 1st  10/1/19 920-261-9743
Jennie Fox 514 S. First Street  1st 10/1/20 920-262-8095
Rochelle Day 121 Riverlawn Avenue 3rd 10/1/20 920-261-8561
Karl Schulte 735 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson Manager  261-7433 or   920-563-2200, ext. 3
 

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Weed Commissioner

Name  Address  Term Exp.  Phone 
Randy Franks  811 S. First Street  Indefinite  920-262-4080, ext. 3

    
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Zoning Board of Appeals
Three Year Term
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Steve Jones 615 Labaree Street  1st 2/1/20 920-390-2927 
Brad Blanke 114 N. 10th Street 2nd 2/1/18 920-285-5185
Mike Rollert 604 N. Votech Drive 1st 2/1/18 920-988-8204
Peter Lehmann     1118 Ruth Street  2nd 2/1/19 920-206-5510
Jim Freres  1327 Center Street 2nd 2/1/20 920-988-7436
 ALTERNATES        
Paul Dettman 223 E. Spaulding Street    2nd 2/1/18 920-261-1166