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 
Chris Ruetten, Ald.  20 Park View Lane 1st 4/1/21  608-219-3797 
Tom Finnel 510 Oak Park Avenue 1st 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 
David Lau 408 Riverwood Court
1st 6/1/22 262-470-0379
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
Board of Review reviews assessment rolls for real estate and personal property, hears testimony from property owners objecting to property assessments and makes determination of appropriate assessment based on testimony from assessor and property owner. 
Name  Address  Term Exp.  Phone 
Karen Wendt, Ald.   1215 Doris Street  4/21 920-206-9550
Linda Kilps, Ald. 1211 Western Ave. 4/21 920-918-1802
Tom Finnel 510 Oak Park Ave. 1/1/23 920-261-5712
Stephen Simpson 110 N. Third Street 5/1/22 920-262-2150 
Emily McFarland 106 Jones Street  Mayor 920-262-4000 

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Branding Committee
Two Year Term

 Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone
Cassandra Wagner, Chair 1517 Country Club Lane  1  4/1/21  920-988-7517
Jill Holthaus, Ald. 1314 Colonial Drive  1  4/1/21  920-988-1904
Jaynellen Holloway 106 Jones Street  3  1/1/21  920-262-4050
Melissa Lampe 400 N. Washington Street  2  1/1/21  920-342-3623
Bonnie Hertel 519 E. Main Street  Partial  1/1/21  920-261-6320
Nick Ryan 405 Canadian Court  1  1/1/21  920-988-8549
Bryan Board 1301 Windsor Circle  1  1/1/21  920-262-8555
Joy Caine 1020 Hill Street  3  1/1/21  920-206-4663
Robin Kaufmann 519 E. Main Street  2  1/1/21  920-261-6320

Cable TV Regulatory Board
Three Year Term
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Bentley Wolfe  1428 S. Third Street  1st 10/1/20 920-226-9347
Emily Krueger 709 N. Water Street 4th 10/1/21  920-261-0261 
Ora Kuckkan 914 Reinhold Street 3rd  10/1/21  920-261-5202 
Jesse Domer 879 Oakwood Lane 1st 10/1/22  920-219-2922 
Bob Wolf 406 Wildflower Lane 1st 10/1/22  262-402-8810 
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
Jason Widiker 131 Hall Street 608-395-8450 
Jay Haberkorn, Eng. Project Manager 106 Jones Street 920-262-4047 
Carol Quest, Health Officer 515 S. First Street 920-262-8090 
Dan Bartz, Ald. 611 S. Fifth Street 920-261-8932
Eric Schmid, Ald. 605 Lafayette Street 920-245-5114
Rod Laudenslager 509 Cole Street 920-285-1740
Emily McFarland, Mayor 106 Jones Street 920-262-4000
Jaynellen Holloway, City Engineer 106 Jones Street 920-262-4050
Andrew Beyer, Assist. City Engineer 106 Jones Street 920-262-4052
Robert Kaminiski, Police Chief 106 Jones Street 920-206-4218

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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 Street 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 Lane 920-262-9996 
Augie Tietz  507 S. Washington Street    920-261-3740 
James Braughler    812 Cole Street 920-342-4758 
Dan Herbst 1008 Clark Street 920-261-9183 
Dwayne Morris  123 Riverlawn Avenue 920-246-4587 
Michael Wineke 733 Willow Creek Pkwy 920-261-3265

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Economic Revolving Loan Committee
Term Indefinite
Name  Address  Phone 
Rose Simon-Silva 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 
Elissa Friedl  106 Jones Street  920-262-4007 
Tom Finnel  510 Oak Park Avenue  920-261-5403 
"Vacant"       

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Ethics Board
(3 Year Term)
Name  Address  # Term Term Expires Phone 
Mike Nienow 1348 Windsor Circle 1st 10/01/20 920-261-2218
Kathie Bergen 902 Fox Creek Drive, #6   1st 10/01/20 262-853-9312
Wendy Pliska    809 Fieldcrest Court  1st 10/01/20 414-687-1096


Family Center Board
One Year Term
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Cassandra Wagner, Ald.    1517 Country Club Lane  1st 4/1/21 920-988-7517 
Carol Quest  1220 Allermann Drive  19th 8/1/20 920-261-1762 
Kraig Biefeld 106 Jones Street   2nd 8/1/20 920-206-4240 
 

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Finance Committee
One Year Term
Name  Address  District  Phone 
Emily McFarland, Mayor  106 Jones Street   Chairperson by Ordinance  920-262-4000 
Bob Mudler 520 Oak Park Avenue 1st 920-248-9246
Chris Ruetten 20 Park View Lane 3rd 608-219-3797 
Jill Holthaus 1314 Colonial Drive 5th 920-988-1904 
Cassandra Wagner 1517 Country Club Lane   6th 920-988-7517 
 

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Health Board
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Three Year Term
Name  Address  Term Exp.   Phone 
Karen Wendt, Ald.   1215 Doris Street  4/01/21 920-206-9550
Eric Schmid, Ald. 605 Layfayette Street  4/01/21 920-245-5114
Andrea Turke  521 Carl Schurz Drive    12/01/20  920-261-8116 
Dr. Donene Rowe  1208 Schiller Street  12/01/20   
Ann Nienow  636 Mary Knoll Lane  12/01/22 920-261-8093 
 

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Historic Preservation & Downtown Design 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 
Jill Nadeau 205 S. Washington Street 1st 12/1/20  920-285-1986 
Candy Stramara 1331 Windsor Circle Partial 12/1/20 920-988-0683 
Melissa Lampe 400 N. Washington Street 3rd 12/1/20  920-342-3623 
Ellen Klaus 207 Riverlawn Avenue 3rd 12/1/21  920-261-6565
Dionne Kelm 924 Labaree Street 3rd 12/1/22 920-261-1195 
Barry Ashenfelter 1015 Labaree Street 1st  12/1/22  
Steven Board, Chair 1019 Boughton Street 2nd 12/1/22 920-390-2061 
Jacob Maas 106 Jones Street Zoning Administrator   920-262-4041



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 
Michelle Malmstrom  201 N. Water St., Apt. 209   1st 8/1/24 920-747-0854 
Tom Pasch 1301 Newcastle Court 1st  8/1/24  612-802-9218
Robert Stocks 911 Shamrock Lane 1st 8/1/20  920-206-6604
Jim Braughler  812 Cole Street 1st 8/1/22  920-342-4758
Judy Bear 1501 Randolph Street 1st  8/1/22 920-261-5765
Tammy Kasten 1024 Boughton Street   Exec. Dir.  920-261-7795 

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Humane Officers

Name  Address  Term Exp.  Phone 
Ryan Abbott     106 Jones Street Indefinite 920-261-6660
Landon Muehlenkamp     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 
Linda Kilps, Ald. 1211 Western Avenue 2nd 4/1/21 920-918-1802
Kate Lapin 1216 Richards Avenue partial 7/1/20 920-253-9947
Patti Wetzel 625 Mary Knoll Lane partial 7/1/20 920-261-4696
Kim Rahfeldt 1626 Country Club Lane partial 7/1/20 920-245-1102
Jonathan Lampe 400 N. Washington Street 1st 7/1/21  920-390-2061
Erin O'Neill 209 Derby Lane partial 7/1/22 920-261-0601
Dan Olejniczak 326 N. Montgomery Street 1st 7/1/22  920-285-0686
Christopher Koppes 517 N. Washington Street 1st 7/1/22 920-261-7626
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 4:15 p.m.
Name  Address  Term Exp.  Phone 
Emily McFarland, Chair    106 Jones Street 4/22 920-262-4000 
Elissa Friedl, Secretary    106 Jones Street  Indefinite  920-262-4007 
Karen Wendt, Ald.  1215 Doris Street 4/21 920-206-9550
Dan Bartz, Ald.  611 S. Fifth Street 4/21 920-261-8932
Cindia Cameron 307 1/2 E. Main Street    6/21  920-545-9400
Steve Hepp 1609 River Drive 6/21  920-262-0276 
Robert Kaminski, Advisor  106 Jones Street Indefinite  920-206-4218 
Rose Simon-Silva, Advisor  106 Jones Street  Indefinite  920-206-4201 
 

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City Council Representative to Main Street Board

Name  Address  Term Exp.  Phone 
Bob Mudler, Ald.    520 Oak Park Avenue  4/21 920-248-9246

 

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Park, Recreation & Forestry Commission 
Park, Recreation & Forestry Commission plans and approves Parks and Recreation programs, 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 
Dan Bartz, Ald.   611 S. Fifth Street 1st 4/1/21 920-261-8932 
Kyle Krueger 722 Oakwood Lane 1st 5/1/23 920-342-9100
Emily Lessner 724 Mary Knoll Lane 1st 5/1/23 920-342-0511
Dan Olejniczak, President 326 N. Montgomery Street 2nd 5/1/21 920-285-0686
Peter Kelm 924 Labaree Street 3rd 5/1/21 920-261-1568
Brad Clark 802 Hill Court 2nd 5/1/21 920-390-9411
Brian Konz, Sec./Vice Pres. 514 Oak Park Avenue 1st 5/1/22 920-261-4574
 

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Plan Commission
Three Year Term
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Emily McFarland, Chair 106 Jones Street Mayor   920-262-4000 
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 
Karen Wendt, Ald. 1215 Doris Street 1st 4/1/21 920-206-9550
Steve Board 1019 Boughton Street  1st 5/1/21 920-285-7858
Dan Olejniczak (President Park/Rec Comm.) 326 N. Mongomery Street 2nd 5/1/21 920-285-0686
Sherry Cira 907 E. Division Street 1st 5/1/22 920-206-2045
Tony Arnett 408 S. Washington Street  2nd 5/1/22 920-261-5789
 

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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 213 Norma Drive    3rd 5/1/22 920-261-5606
Jim Schildbach  506 Clovercrest Court 2nd 5/1/23 920-261-3271
Misti Hawn, Chair 118 Lynn Street partial 5/1/21 920-253-1690
Kelly Kwapil, Secretary 1121 Bayberry Drive  4th 5/1/25 920-261-2907
Brad Kuenzi, Vice Chair 1406 Richards Avenue 1st 5/1/24 920-539-5392
 

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Public Safety & Welfare Committee

Name  Address  District  Phone 
Karen Wendt 1215 Doris Street 2nd 920-206-9550
Eric Schmid, Chair 605 Lafayette Street 7th 920-245-5114
Bob Wetzel 920 South Street 8th 920-342-9528
Linda Kilps 1211 Western Ave 9th 920-918-1802

 

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Public Works Commission

Name  Address  District  Phone 
Bob Mudler, Chair 520 Oak Park Ave 1st 920-248-9246
Dan Bartz 611 S. Fifth Street 4th 920-261-8932
Jill Holthaus 1314 Colonial Drive 5th 920-988-1904
Bob Wetzel 920 South Street  8th  920-342-9528 
Dave Frohling, Citizen Member 515 Oak Park Avenue   920-261-1589

 
Redevelopment Authority
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Five Year Term

Name  Address  Term Expires  Phone 
Chris Ruetten, Ald. 20 Park View Lane 4/21 608-219-3797
Bob Wetzel, Ald. 920 South Street 4/21 920-342-9528
Brad Kuenzi 1406 Richards Avenue 1/24 920-539-5392
Dave Zimmermann 628 Sweetbriar Lane 1/24 920-261-4342 
Matt Zastrow 1204 Meadowbrook Drive 1/25 920-220-9119
Rob Marchant 607 Green Ridge Circle 1/21 608-209-5236
Nate Salas 821 Pheasant Run 1/22 920-262-4161
       
Non-voting Members      
       
        
Zoning Administrator Jacob Maas   920-262-4041
Redevelopment Resources Consultant Kristen Fish, Executive Director   715-581-1452
 

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Site Plan Review Committee
 
Name  Address  Title  Phone 
Emily McFarland 106 Jones Street  Mayor  920-262-4000 
Jaynellen Holloway  106 Jones Street  Engineer    920-262-4050 
Jacob Maas 106 Jones Street  Zoning Administrator 920-262-4041
Pete Hartz 800 Hoffmann Drive  Water Systems Manager   920-262-4085
Randy Johnson 106 Jones Street  Captain, Police Dept.    920-206-4207 
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 2/15/21 920-261-5142
Linda Werth 919 Charles Street 2/15/21 920-261-2796
Cheryl Mitchell 101 Aviation Way 2/15/22 920-262-1910
Randy Wojtasiak 514 S. First Street 2/15/22 920-262-8080
Peter Wright 745 W. Main Street 2/15/22 920-261-9300
Dave Fessenbecker 214 West Haven Drive 2/15/21  920-627-8089
Non-voting Member      
Cassandra Wagner, Ald. 1517 Country Club Lane 4/01/21 920-988-7517

 

 

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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 
Linda Kilps, Ald.    1211 Western Avenue 1st 4/1/21 920-918-1802
Roger Herbert 1502 Utah Street 2nd 5/1/21 920-253-7373
Cathy Egan 1204 Riverview Lane 1st  10/1/23 920-261-0072
Tim Raether 1105 N. Fourth Street Partial 10/1/20 920-262-3398
Laurie Grosenick 1310 Hutson Drive Partial 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 
Jay Haberkorn  811 S. First Street  Indefinite  920-262-4047

    
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Zoning Board of Appeals
Three Year Term
Name  Address  Term #  Term Exp.  Phone 
Steve Jones 615 Labaree Street  2nd 2/1/23 920-390-2927 
Brad Blanke 114 N. 10th Street 2nd 2/1/21 920-285-5185
Mike Rollert, V Chair 310 Lauren Lane 1st 2/1/21 920-988-8204
Gregg Meyer  1011 Richards Avenue Partial 2/1/22 414-491-6065
Jim Freres, Chair  1327 Center Street 3rd 2/1/23 920-988-7436
 ALTERNATES        
Paul Dettman 223 E. Spaulding Street    2nd 2/1/21 920-261-1166 
Terry Stanley 301 Creekside Ct. 1st 2/1/23