City Council

The Watertown City Council is comprised of one elected member from each City Ward. The meetings are led by the Mayor or, if the Mayor is not present, the Deputy Mayor.

  • The Mayor of Watertown is Ried Holien
  • At Large is represented by Randy Tupper
  • Ward A is represented by Michael Danforth
  • Ward B is represented by Colin Paulsen
  • Ward C is represented by Dan Schutte
  • Ward D is represented by Bruce Buhler
  • Ward E is represented by the Deputy Mayor Glen Vilhauer 

The City Council meetings take place on the first and third Monday’s of each month. If there is a public holiday on the Monday in which the council is to meet, the council will meet on the following Tuesday. The Public Works, Finance, & Safety Meeting starts at 4:00 PM, and the City Council Meeting starts following at 5:30 PM.

Adopted Public Comment Decorum Policy


Ried Holien


randy tupper

Randy Tupper

At Large


Michael Danforth

Ward - A

colin paulsen b

Colin Paulsen

Ward - B


Dan Schutte

Ward - C


Bruce Buhler

Ward - D


Glen Vilhauer

Ward - E