City Council

The Watertown City Council is led by a Mayor who is elected to a two year term and four Councilmembers who each serve four year terms. The City Council is comprised of Mayor Steve Washburn and Councilmembers include Lindsay Guetzkow, Michael Walters, Adam Pawelk, and Deborah Everson.

Among its primary duties, the City Council makes laws, sets policies, adopts budgets, and oversees a wide-ranging agenda for the community.

Council Meetings

The Watertown City Council holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.  The City Council meets at 309 Lewis Avenue South in downtown Watertown.  The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend meetings. You can learn more about how businesses is conducted and City Council meetings and Commission meetings by reviewing the City's Council & Commission Bylaws and Code of Conduct.

Council informational agenda and packets are available online.  These packets are generally posted the Friday before regular meetings.

Agenda Packet Archive:  2019 2018 2017  2016   2015   2014   2013    2012    

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Mayor Steve Washburn

Service Since 2013-Term Expires 2020

Councilmember Lindsay Guetzkow

Serving Since 2014 - Term Expires 2022

Councilmember Michael Walters

Serving Since 2011 - Term Expires 2022

Councilmember Adam Pawelk
Serving Since 2013 - Term Expires 2020

Councilmember Deborah Everson

Service since 2015 - Term Expires 2020


Legislative Priorities

 The City Council appreciates and enjoys the working relationships that they have will all of the community's county and state legislators who work on our behalf. The Council believes that an important part of what local elected leaders do is to share what is important to our city's residents and businesses and to advocate and tell our community's story. To further this goal the Council has adopted a slate of legislative priorities that it shares with these local elected leaders.

2019 Legislative Priorities


 View City Council Goal Setting Open House Material