Utility Board & Staff

Utility Board

An appointed five-person board governs Watertown Municipal Utilities. The appointments are made by the Mayor of Watertown and acted on by the City Council. The City Council also appoints a council member as a Utility Liaison.

Municipal Utilities Board Members

Board Members Term Expires
Chris Carter – President July 2023
Mike Luken – Vice President July 2024
Dan Brenden July 2025
Rich Thomas July 2026
Charlie Larkin July 2027
Mike Danforth – City Council Liaison 2021 – 2022

Utility Staff

Watertown Municipal Utilities currently has 62 full-time employees. The staff manages and oversees the operations of the electric, natural gas and water treatment and distribution services for the City of Watertown.

Municipal Utilities Staff Members

Staff Members Titles
Steve Lehner General Manager
Adam Karst Director of Administration
Bert Magstadt Director of Operations
Brian Benson Electric Superintendent
Wayne Lovelis Water Superintendent
John Lunde Gas Superintendent
Mark Meier Engineering Tech Superintendent
Gina Brown Customer Service, Billing & Collections Supervisor
Dan LeVasseur Information Systems Supervisor
Kevin Kruiter Purchasing, Facilities & Accounting Supervisor
Sheila Mennenga Human Resources & Risk Coordinator
Lisa Pahl Executive Secretary