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We are a nonprofit organization focused on DeKalb County Indiana government and its officials. We expect them to be:


to the citizens that elected them in good faith


in the decisions they make


with the money provided to them by the public 

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Are you interested in what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

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Join the CCDC "First Wednesday" meetings!  On the first Wednesday of each month we meet at the Cupbearer Cafe in Auburn IN at 6:30pm to discuss and work on our topics of concern. See you there!

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                         (Please note that donations to the CCDC are not tax deductible)

                                       All donations can be made out to and sent to:  

                                           Concerned Citizens of DeKalb County

                                                      Tom Gollmer Treasurer

                                                       3748 County Road 27

                                                            Auburn IN 46706

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***Latest Newsletter dated 2-14-19***


Please click on the file to read the latest News Update from The Concerned Citizens of DeKalb County.  You will read about:

1. PR firm to deal with school administration’s transparency problem 

2. Questionable spending on Sheriff's squad cars

3. Governor Holcomb’s comments on Michindoh Aquifer 

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topics under scrutiny (click for more info)

Referendum   !!!! Read the School Board's instructions for the newly formed PAC to fight the referendum

#### Also it seems like this is not the first time the school board was caught doing things a little on the shady side - (meaning they should not have been FORCED to put this up for taxpayer vote) read where they were sued in late 2017

*** Check out the Channel 55 News segment!!!

Government *** They want to take away your ability to see the public notices in the paper

Michindoh Aquifer  ******Channel 55 reports on upcoming  public meeting of the OHIO EPA on the permit for Ed Kidston's wells.  

New information from the Ohio EPA 

***article by Amy Oberlin from The Star
AND a link to the YouTube video from the presentation in Pioneer OH with Prof. Jeremy Rentz. 

County Budget Check on the LATEST additional appropriations in excess of the budget 

DeKalb County Board of Health Food Establishment Inspections  **** Letter to the editor requesting change!

CAFO  ****Check out the Senate Bill 247

A GREAT site to get information on the CAFOs of Western Lake Erie Basin (that's us) w/clickable info map! 

IDEM urged to reject Newton CAFO plans

Taxes  *** WOW! It sure is nice to see a positive when looking at our local government using our money!

Community Corrections  ** see the response from our request for information

DeKalb County Jail  NEW!  DeKalb County REALLY needs a new jail

Commissioners surprised at unexpected costs

School Information   DeKalb Central Cancels Show Choir  Competition

Spencerville Covered Bridge  ** Costs of bridge repair is shockingly higher than estimated

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Coming Events

MICHINDOH Jeremy Rentz Presentation on the Michindoh Aquifer is happening on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 P.M. 3835 S. Bird Lake Rd. Osseo, MI 49266 -- Hillsdale Conservation Club. 

CCDC Public Meetings  The next "First Wednesday"  meeting is on  March 6th at 6:30 pm at the Cupbearer Cafe, 138 E 7th St, Auburn IN 46706, across from the north side of the courthouse.  Join us to work on the "topics under scrutiny" that affect the citizens of DeKalb County

Michindoh Aquifer Public Input Meeting  The Ohio EPA is conducting a meeting on March 12th at 6pm in the Fayette Locals School

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Links to other helpful pages

Public Access Laws  


Indiana Coalition For Open Government  


Northern Indiana Citizens Coalition 


DeKalb County Government Web Page


DeKalb County Commisioner's Meeting Minutes 2018


DeKalb County Commisioner's Meeting Minutes 2017