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Robert Starkey, Member (R) 

Current Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Represents: Ward 1

Robert Starkey (R) is serving his 1st term on the Dyer Town Council. Bob was born and raised in Dyer. He and his wife, Rebecka, have one son that they are raising in his boyhood home. He is a Pipeline Engineer with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and has spent the majority of his career in the utility industry. He is an adoption and family leave advocate.



 

Alicia Myers, Member (D)  

Current Term: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2022

Represents: Ward 2

Alicia Myers (D) is serving her first term.  Alicia has been a resident of Dyer since 2016. She and her husband, Shawn, have 4 children ranging from the mid-twenties down to 7. Alicia has a MS in Administration and is currently a Special Education teacher. She has coached 3rd - 5th grade girls for the  “Girls on the Run” organization the last 3 years. Alicia also volunteers time to the N.I.C.K. (Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids) organization as needed.  Her interests include gardening, golf, and travel. Her favorite time to spend is with family and her circle. Alicia is interested in supporting our residents and our town in any capacity. She is honored to be serving on the council and helping Dyer move into the future. 



Alan Brooks, President (R) 

Current Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Represents: Ward 3

Alan Brooks (R) is serving his 2nd term on the Dyer Town Council.  Alan is a 26 year resident of Dyer.   He and his wife Patty have 4 adult children.  Alan has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Calumet College of St. Joseph. He is an Army Veteran having served in the Military Police Corp.  He is a member and Elder of the Dyer Presbyterian Church.  Alan is also a member of the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.  In his free time he enjoys traveling and fishing.  

Mary Tanis, Vice President (R)

Current Term: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2022

Represents: Ward 4

During the past 5 years, Mary has supported training our Police and Fire departments as well as providing adequate funding to maintain our force. Our current challenge is improving and maintaining our roads and infrastructure (water, sanitary and stormwater lines).  Mary is a lifelong resident of Dyer.  This is her third term serving the Town of Dyer.  In addition, she is a retired teacher of 40 years at Kahler Middle School.  She has 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  She is married to husband Ken, who has 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Spending time with family is a priority in her life. Her interests are children, traveling and tree stewardship.  Dyer is a Tree City.  She is the chairman for the America in Bloom program.  Mary advocates for proper planting, maintaining and increasing the canopy (the tops of trees forming a kind of ceiling) in order to filter stormwater and keep our town beautiful. Assisting residents is the best part of this job and she would like to thank the voters for their confidence in the Dyer Town Council.




Steven H. Kramer, Member (D)

Current Term: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2022

Represents: Ward 5

Steven Kramer is currently serving his 2nd term on the Dyer Town Council.  Steve previously served as a Town Council Member from 2007 through 2010.