Dexter – Government


Dexter Government

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City Offices. 8123 Main, 2nd fl. (734) 426-8303,

City Manager and City Clerk: Justin Breyer (734) 580-2234,

Mayor and City 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. 6 p.m. in person and on Zoom. Mayor Shawn Keough, term expires Nov. 2022 ( Mayor pro tem: Paul Cousins, term expires Nov. 2022 ( Council members: Sunam Arab, term expires Nov. 2022 ( Donna Fisher, term expires Nov. 2022 ( Jaime Griffin, term expires Nov. 2024 ( Wa-Louisa Hubbard, term expires Nov. 2024 ( Zach Michels, term expires Nov. 2024 ( City Elections are the day after the 1st Mon. in Nov. of even-numbered years. Residents may register to vote at the city office at 8123 Main, 2nd fl., 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

Planning Commission. Matt Kowalski chairs this eight-member commission appointed by the city council. The commission reviews site plans on development proposals; holds public hearings on zoning ordinance amendments and special land use applications. Meets 1st Mon. 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Parks & Recreation Commission. Becky Murillo chairs this seven-member commission appointed by the city council. Meets 3rd Tues. 7 p.m. in-person and on Zoom.

Dexter Downtown Development Authority. Governed by a 10-member board chaired by Doug Finn, the DDA promotes the economic development of Dexter’s downtown business district. Meets 3rd Thurs. 7:30 a.m. at 3515 Broad St. at in-person and on Zoom.

Dexter Economic Development Corporation. Led by Jim Carson, this seven-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.

Dexter Area Fire Department: (734) 426-4500

Washtenaw County Sheriff: (734) 994-2911

For police, fire, and medical emergencies, dial 911.