Judy Etta has been a 4-H Club leader for 39 years. Judy wholeheartedly believes in “Contribution-Commitment-Positive Impact,” providing leadership, direction, and guidance for youth, community, and country. Judy helped establish the 4-H American Spirit Experience, taking 4-H members from Wisconsin to historic sites in the eastern United States, to increase their knowledge, and appreciation of America’s heritage. Judy has been a chaperone/coordinator for Citizen Washington Focus, co-chairs the County 4-H Achievement and Recognition Committee and interviews youth for awards, experiences, and scholarships throughout the year. She volunteers at Wisconsin State Fair Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction, benefiting the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, and chairs the Washington County 4-H Trust Fund Board of Directors.
Judy, a bank Vice President, with 50 years of experience in banking, shares this knowledge with area schools, teaching them about money and personal finance. She is treasurer for the church women’s organization, a past Sunday school teacher, and past board member of the West Bend Downtown Association.
Judy was recognized with the Washington County 4-H Alumni Award, Kewaskum School District Outstanding Service Award for years of service to youth as a 4-H leader, as well as the Wisconsin Main Street Outstanding Board Member Award, and the Wisconsin Bankers Association Award.
Judy and her late husband Ethan were active in 4-H, and other community groups. Her two children, Jon (Julie) Etta and Jill (Bob) Nieskes, along with her three grandchildren, Katherine, Kevin and Rachel Etta, are involved in 4-H on the local, county, and state level.