WACF board members
Investing in the Vitality of the Watertown Area - Our diverse and experienced volunteer board strives to lead progress and meet community needs and priorities. Front, from left: Julie Ranum, Liam Culhane, vice chair; Alex Rieffenberger. Back, from left: Dr. Jeff Danielsen, chair; Joel Vockrodt, Tom Beadnell, and Charlie Ewalt.

Who We Are

The Watertown Area Community Foundation is governed by a volunteer board who broadly represent the Watertown community. These board members are appointed by the:

  • City of Watertown
  • Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Watertown School District
  • Great Western Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • WACF Board Members

Our Board Members:

  • Tom Beadnell
  • Liam Culhane
  • Dr. Jeff Danielsen
  • Charlie Ewalt
  • Alex Rieffenberger
  • Julie Ranum
  • Joel Vockrodt


  • American Bank & Trust
  • First Bank & Trust
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Wells Fargo
WACF staff members

Our Staff

The Watertown Area Community Foundation staff from left to right:

Cammie Mengwasser – Executive Director

Kay Brandsrud - Administrative Assistant

Kristen Henderson - Communications Director