City of Fort Atkinson Welcomes New Employees

    June 02, 2020
    As the City of Fort Atkinson prepares to say goodbye to 100 collective years of experience with the retirement of Rudy Bushcott, Scott Lastusky, and Leila Carl, it also welcomes the addition of Tom Williamson as Assistant City Engineer, Brooke Franseen as Parks & Recreation Director, and Liz Idzikowski as Public Relations Executive Assistant.

    Native to Waukesha, Tom Williamson began his career as a field survey, public utility, and right-of-way construction technician.  He attended several area schools, including UW Platteville, to receive several Wisconsin DOT certifications and brings more than twenty years of Civil Engineering experience to the City. Developing and implementing ways to improve the lives of Fort Atkinson’s residents is Williamson’s first priority, followed closely by hunting, fishing, and any other activity that affords him time in the great outdoors. 

     A graduate of UW-Whitewater with a degree in Health, Human Performance and Recreation, Brooke Franseen has worked in the field of parks and recreation for five years, most recently as the Recreation Supervisor with the Village of Cottage Grove. Beyond her academic and professional endeavors, Franseen has played both softball and volleyball through Fort Atkinson Parks and Recreation and is passionate about kayaking. She and her husband launched Paddle Adventure Club, which provides kayak rental and tour services in Southeast Wisconsin for anyone who shares their enthusiasm for the outdoors.

    Raised in the Village of Sullivan, Liz Idzikowski began her career in local government with the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County where she spent four years with the Meals on Wheels program. A recent graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Marketing, Idzikowski is happy to return to Southeast Wisconsin. In their spare time, Liz and her husband can be found perfecting their skills in disc golf at Rock River Park.
    The City of Fort Atkinson would like to extend a most sincere “thank you” to Rudy Bushcott, Scott Lastusky, and Leila Carl for their years of devotion and expertise. Their legacy has left a lasting mark on the City, which will strive to continue their strong tradition of service through the addition of Tom Williamson, Brooke Franseen, and Liz Idzikowski. All staff can be reached during office hours, Monday through Friday, at 920-563-7760.
    Matt Trebatoski, City Manager