May 13, 2024

WATERTOWN,, S.D.–Leadership for Watertown’s community visioning process, H2O-50 has been announced. Kasey and Brittany Chapin, Liam and Amanda Culhane, Sean and Kristi Melmer, Mark and Jenna Moffatt, Mike Paulson, Darren and Shawna Shelton, and Jordan Wollschlager will lead the comprehensive strategic planning process that will define the vision for Watertown’s next 25 years.

Together with facilitators from Broad Ripple Strategies and Atlas Community Studios, H2O-50 leadership will drive community awareness and engagement during the visioning process.

“As we saw with H2O-20, big things can and do happen when we as a community lock on a vision and set a course to get there,” shared co-leader Liam Culhane. “We need everyone vested in this process. Now is the time to share what is important to you, your family, and your business; where do you want to drive Watertown over the next 25 years?”

Thousands of community members participated in 2012 during Watertown’s inaugural visioning effort, H2O-20 which identified the need for more public gathering spaces, as an example.

This fueled momentum for projects including the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center and Ice Arena, the restoration of the Goss Opera House, the development of Foundation Plaza and creation of the Kampeska Master Plan.