Meet Allyson Watson


As the Communities Extension Educator for Outagamie County, Allyson works in coordination with the University of Wisconsin to provide both research and educational programming to local organizations and municipalities. Allyson has worked with communities in her role with the UW-Extension offices in Brown County, Outagamie County and Winnebago County.

Her specialization areas include:

  • Business Improvement Districts
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Economic Development
  • Local Government
  • Non-Profit and Municipal Organizational Development
  • Public Input Process Strategy
  • Short-Range Strategic Planning


M.P.A., Public and Healthcare Administration, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2013

B.A., Economics, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, 2010

Honors and Recognition:

  • Quality in Communication Award, Wisconsin Extension Environmental and Community Development Association, 2017
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award, Rider University Alumni Association, 2016
  • Future 15 Award, Green Bay Area Chamber & Current Young Professionals, 2016
  • “20 Women to Know”, YOU Magazine, 2015
  • Cover Feature, Women Magazine, 2015

Community Involvement: