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Joseph M. Cinko, Member (D) 

Current Term: January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2019

Represents: Ward 1

Joseph M. Cinko (D) is currently serving his 3rd term from January 1,2016 to December 31, 2019. He represents Ward 1. He has been married to his wife, Cathy, for 15 years. He has 2 children, Joey (14) and Kayli (11). Joe has been a member of the Dyer Police Department for over 18 years and is active in Dyer sports. His hobbies include coaching and attending his children’s sporting events, which include soccer and softball. He enjoys bowling and fishing when time permits. Joe is a Lake Central High School graduate and an alumni of Purdue University Calumet with an Associate's degree in Science Management. He is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He has been a Dyer resident for 40 years.

 




Eric Schultz, Member
 (D)

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

Represents: Ward 2

Eric Schultz (R) is serving his 1st term on the Dyer Town Council. 



Alan Brooks, Member (R) 

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

Represents: Ward 3

Alan Brooks (R) is serving his 1st 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, Member (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.