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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.



 


Eric Schultz, Member
 (D)

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

Represents: Ward 2

Eric is serving his 1st term on the Dyer Town Council.  In addition to the Town Council, Eric sits on the Redevelopment Commission, Planning Commission and serves as the liaison to the Citizen's Advisory Board on Disability Services.  He has also served on the Park Board and Recycling Commission.  Eric is a machinist and is currently serving his second term on the Union Board for United Steel Workers Local 7-1.  Eric is married to Elizabeth Schultz, a 3rd grade teacher in the Lake Central School Corporation.  They have twin children who attend Kahler Middle School.  Eric and Elizabeth currently sit on the Dyer Little League Board.  They are former March of Dimes Ambassadors and Committee Volunteers as well as advocates for the Huntington's Disease Society of America.   



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.