Meet Allyson Watson


As the Community, Natural Resource, and Economic Development Educator (CNRED) in Outagamie and Winnebago Counties, Allyson works in coordination with the University of Wisconsin to provide both research and educational programming to local organizations and municipalities. Prior to serving in Outagamie and Winnebago Counties, Allyson spent roughly a year and a half in Brown County with UW-Extension.

Her specialization areas include:

  • Business Improvement Districts
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Economic Development
  • Event Planning for Communities
  • Local Government
  • Mission and Vision-Driven Non-Profit Organizations
  • Non-Profit and Municipal Organizational Development
  • Public Input Process Strategy
  • Short-Range Strategic Planning
  • Tourism Marketing


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

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

Honors and Recognition:

  • 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
  • Veteran Volunteer of the Year, Junior Achievement of Brown County, 2015

Community Involvement: