Charlotte Johnson

What a year! So many good things have happened in Watertown, and we have a lot to look forward to in the new year. Do you remember the City of Watertown’s 2013 mission statement? It was: The City of Watertown is a small tightly-knit city that is welcoming, friendly, and supportive with a vibrant downtown […]

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Guest Editorial by Watertown Mayer Charlotte Johnson We live in the “Land of an Open Market Economy.” The government, city government included, does not have the power to deny a legitimate business to operate in our city if the business meets city codes, city zoning ordinances, and regulations. Now, many of us miss our hardware […]

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New Watertown mayor Charlotte Johnson delivered her first state of the city address last Wednesday at B’s On The River, speaking before a room full of Watertown’s business people during a Chamber of Commerce meeting. Johnson’s speech reflected the nature of the crowd as she spoke extensively on her vision for Watertown and its downtown […]

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As a high school student in Watertown, Charlotte Johnson said there were two predominant cliques at that time: the city kids and the farm kids. As somebody who lived on a farm, but had also lived in the city when her family first moved to Watertown when she was 7 years old, Johnson said she […]

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The city of Watertown swore in its new city council on Tuesday, Jan. 8, with a new mayor and two city council members taking the oath of office. Charlotte Johnson was sworn in as the city’s mayor, replacing Rick Mann, who had been serving as acting mayor since the death of K.J. McDonald in October. […]

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According to unofficial results, Charlotte Johnson has narrowly defeated Rick Mann in her attempt to become Watertown’s mayor. Unofficial results show that Johnson received 1,087 votes, or 52.2 percent. Mann received 969 votes, or 46.5 percent. Johnson, a former college educator who grew up in Watertown and later moved back to the city after retirement, […]

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