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Government

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For county and state officials, see the Government section of the Ann Arbor City Guide.

On November 20, 2014, the village officially became the City of Dexter.

City offices, 8123 Main. (734) 580-2229, dextermi.gov

City Manager, Courtney Nicholls, (734) 580-2229. cnicholls@dextemiI.gov

Assistant to the City Manager, Justin Breyer, (734) 580-2234, jbreyer@dextermi.gov.

Mayor and council. (734) 426-8303. Dexter is governed by a 7-member city council (including the mayor), serving staggered four-year terms and elected on an at-large, nonpartisan basis. The council meets the 2nd & 4th Mon. 7:30 p.m. at the Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor. Mayor Shawn Keough (skeough@dextermi.gov). Mayor pro tem: Ray Tell (rtell@dextermi.gov). Interim clerk: Carol Jones (cjones@dextermi.gov). Trustees: Jim Carson, Jim Smith, Donna Fisher, Julie Knight, Zach Michels. City elections are the day after the 1st Mon. in Nov. of odd-numbered years. Residents may register to vote at the City office at 8123 Main, 2nd Floor, at Michigan Secretary of State offices (the nearest are at 1113 S. Main in Chelsea and Maple Village shopping center in Ann Arbor), or online at michigan.gov/sos.

Planning Commission. Led by chair Matt Kowalski, this nine-member commission appointed by the city council reviews site plans on development proposals; holds public hearings on zoning ordinance amendments and special land use applications. Meets 1st Mon. 7:00 pm at Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor.

Parks & Recreation Commission. Becky Murillo chairs this seven-member commission appointed by the city council. Meets 3rd Tues. 7 p.m. at the city offices, 8123 Main, 2nd floor.

Dexter Area Fire Department: (734) 426-4500.

Washtenaw County Sheriff: (734) 973-4911.

Dexter Downtown Development Authority. Governed by a 12-member board chaired by Steve Brouwer, the DDA promotes the economic development of Dexter's downtown business district. Meets 3rd Thurs. 7:30 a.m. at Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor.

Dexter Economic Development Corporation. Led by president Jim Carson, this 9-member board assists the city in attracting and retaining businesses, primarily in the Dexter Business and Research Park, in order to strengthen and revitalize the local economy. Meets on an as-needed basis. dextermi.gov/economic-development-corporation-0

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