Lake Mills is one of the top Main Street Programs in Wisconsin! The Wisconsin program was established in 1987 to encourage and support the historical and economic redevelopment of traditional business districts of downtown areas in Wisconsin. There are four elements that combine to make up a well-balanced program. These four elements/committees are: Promotion, Organization, Design and Economic Restructuring. The four committees are volunteer-driven and there is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.


Committee Chair: Hope Oostdik
The job of this committee is to plan quality events that attract customers, tourists and new businesses to downtown Lake Mills. You can be a part of creating excitement downtown through festivals, retail events and image building campaigns. See our calendar of events for more information.


Committee Chair: Anne Marie Peterson
Get involved with the nuts and bolts of the organization. The strength of the entire program is through volunteer development, fundraising and promoting the organization.


Committee Chair: Troy Kloss
On this committee you will work with business and property owners on design and building improvements. You will also help hone design guidelines and program incentives. As well as improve continue to improve the streetscape of downtown Lake Mills. This Committee helps plan the Painted Ladies Fundraiser as well as the Knickerbocker Trivia Night contest.

Economic Restructuring

Committee Chair: Randy Otto
ER is instrumental in creating a healthy and vital downtown. The team works hard to recruit and retain downtown businesses. They also work on marketing downtown Lake Mills through our website and various co-op advertising opportunities.

Do you want to get involved? Volunteer at an event or join one of the committees and you too can be a part of this downtown renaissance. It’s easy and it’s fun!

Become a Friend!

There are many things the Lake Mills Main Street Program has accomplished, and many more improvements in the works. To do this we need your help. Become a Friend of the Lake Mills Main Street Program and be part of the exciting future of our community.