Dexter Forum perfect opportunity to weigh in on local issues as election filing deadline looms


With Dexter’s status as a city and how the transition to the new form of government is going still a fresh topic of discussion for many people in town, the organizers of the Dexter Forum have suggested this Saturday’s regular event as a prime opportunity to discuss this particular topic.

The Dexter Forum meets on the first and third Sundays of each mont at the Dexter Wellness Center. The discussion begins at 8:30 a.m. and is generally free-form, according to co-organizer of the event John Hansen.

The event typically involves pretzels and attendance by some local and county officials, who take the forum as an opportunity to put their ear to the ground in the area. Topics ranging from roads, education, and religion-focused politics and legislation have been the topics du jour at these gatherings.

Hansen indicated he expects some spirited discussion at this Saturday’s forum, what with the filing deadline three days away from this Saturday.

As of publish nobody has filed for the three open Dexter City Council seats, although it’s not unusual for all candidates in a local election to all file at once on the filing deadline day, according to city officials.

“We try not to have an agenda … it’s just an informal sit down and talk about the issues sort of thing,” Hansen said. “We’re not even sure if anyone will want to talk about cityhood or the candidates. It’s kind of one of those things where if everyone’s happy no one has anything to say.”

Hansen is joined by Karl Fink as moderator.

For more information on the open city council seats, click the following link here.

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