• Chamber of Commerce
  • Main Street Program
  • Watertown Tourism Committee

Leadership Watertown

Leadership Watertown is a program for individuals interested in becoming leaders in the community. The program strives to develop a corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of and willing to provide dynamic leadership in the Watertown area. This is achieved by challenging and educating participants on the opportunities and needs of the community and by creating a dialogue and rapport among participants and community leaders.

Want to join the next class or have further questions?  Please email Bonnie Hertel at bonnie@watertownchamber.com

Leadership Program
Leadership Application 

Committee Members

  • Randall Johnson, Chair - Watertown Police Department
  • Kraig Biefeld - Watertown Fire Department
  • Stephanie Curtis - Watertown Family Center
  • Erin LaCombe - Ixonia Bank
  • Jacob Maas - City of Watertown
  • Glenn Mathews - Madison College
  • Kay Nord - Watertown Area YMCA
  • Angela Reich - Leadership Watertown Graduate
  • Jason Widiker - Watertown Unified School District
Class of 2019-2020

       Front row: Lori Gibb - Bethesda, Bonnie Hertel - WACC, Melisa Tews - Marquardt,              Jim Acker - Watertown Fire Department, Karen Huismann - City of Watertown, Watertown TV, Peter Hartz - City of Watertown, Water Department, 2nd row Thomas Pausma - Area Dental Clinic, Jason Widiker - Watertown Unified School District

Class members not pictured: Michael Roehl - City of Watertown, Police Department

Leadership Graduation Ceremony


Class of 2018-2019

Jessica Nickels, Devin Truman, Brooke Stangel, Erin Fendt, Nicole Salas

William Loss (not pictured)



Class of 2017 - 2018

From left to right: Christopher Koppes, Luke Smith, Colin Lang,
Lauren Wheeler, Rachel Judd, Jason Erickson, Nicole Zimmerman,
Abby Zautner, Jennifer Johnson, and Benjamin Olsen.