Wayne County Commission

Timothy Killeen District 1
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Representing
Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods & Detroit (part).
Jewel Ware District 2
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Representing
Detroit (part)
Martha G. Scott District 3
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Representing
Detroit (part), Hamtramck, Highland Park
Ilona Varga District 4
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Representing
Lincoln Park, Melvindale & Detroit (part).
Irma Clark-Coleman District 5
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Representing
Detroit (part)
Burton Leland District 6
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Representing
Detroit (part)
Alisha Bell District 7
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Representing
Detroit (part)
Diane Webb District 8
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Representing
Redford Township, Dearborn Heights & Livonia (part).
Terry Marecki District 9
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Representing
Northville, Northville Township & Livonia (part).
Joe Barone District 10
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Representing
Plymouth, Plymouth Township & Canton Township
Al Haidous District 11
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Representing
Belleville, Wayne, Sumpter Township, Van Buren Township, Huron Township, Romulus, Westland (part).
Glenn S. Anderson District 12
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Representing
Inkster, Garden City & Westland (part).
Gary Woronchak Commission Chair
District 13
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Representing
Dearborn & Allen Park.
Raymond Basham District 14
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Representing
Brownstown Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Woodhaven and Taylor.
Joseph Palamara District 15
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Representing
Ecorse, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, River Rouge, Riverview, Southgate, Trenton, & Wyandotte.
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*To find your commissioner, click the number of the district in which you live on this map. If you need more help finding your commissioner, click here.


Click here for the public notice of the Wayne County Commission 2016 meeting schedule.

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"Inside Wayne County" is a series of interviews that feature various county officials. Click here for the episode featuring Wayne County Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak.

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The Wayne County Commission and its employees are the legislative branch of county government. The chief role of the commission is to adopt a budget and enact ordinances. The commission also approves contracts, appointments and rules. The money is spent and ordinances are enforced through the administrative branch. The 2015-16 fiscal year's $1.56 billion budget runs the county operations that serve the more than 1.8 million people living in Wayne County.


All Wayne County Commission meetings, as well as the budget sessions, are open to the public. The commission meets on the first and the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in its chambers on the mezzanine level of the Guardian Building, 500 Griswold, Detroit. In addition to the full body, the Commission has eight standing committees, along with special committees and task forces. Click here for the full Commission's 2016 meeting schedule and agendas.

Our mailing address is 500 Griswold, Seventh Floor, Detroit, MI 48226. Our general information phone number is 313-224-2383. Our normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Wayne County, the most populous county in Michigan, is divided into 15 districts, and commissioners are elected every two years in even-year elections.

For an explanation of how Wayne County government is structured, how it works and what it does for you, click here to read "A Citizen's Guide to Wayne County Government, 2015-2016 Edition."

Falling property values main reason for county’s budget problems.  Wayne County’s property tax revenues down 30 percent, over $100 million a year, from 2008 levels

Click here to read Chairman Gary Woronchak's remarks at the January 8, 2015, Wayne County Commission meeting after his election as chair for the 2015-16 legislative session. Click here for a video of the speech. Click here for videos of comments from all 15 commissioners, courtesy of Heritage Newspapers.
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ETHICS ORDINANCE: The Wayne County Commission approved Wayne County's first Ethics Ordinance on April 5, 2012, and amended it on December 18, 2014. Click here to read the ordinance.

The Wayne County Ethics Board meets in Hearing Room 704 of the Guardian Building, 500 Griswold, Detroit, MI 48226. Meetings are open to the public. The next meeting date is to be determined.

Click here to learn more about the Wayne County Ethics Board.

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HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE WAYNE COUNTY ETHICS BOARD
 
Any Wayne County employee/public servant or resident is encouraged to report any instances of unethical behavior by a Wayne County employee or elected official to the Wayne County Ethics Board for further investigation.
 
Click here to download a complaint form. The form must be signed and notarized.
 
To determine whether the behavior or actions about which you wish to complain would fall under the jurisdiction of the Ethics Board, you can review the Ethics Ordinance (Wayne County Enrolled Ordinance 2014-734) by clicking here.
 




News & press releases

Commission Vice-Chair Alisha Bell's spring 2016 newsletter

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - Commission
Commission Vice-Chair Alisha Bell represents the 7th District, which covers part of Detroit's far west side.
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Commissioner Irma Clark-Coleman's spring 2016 newsletter

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - Commission
Commissioner Irma Clark-Coleman represents the 5th District, which covers part of north-central Detroit.
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Young ladies receive free prom dresses, accessories at ninth annual “Belle of the Ball” event April 9

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Commission
Prom night for over a hundred young ladies got a little more special April 9 at the ninth annual “Belle of the Ball” event sponsored by Wayne County Commission Vice-Chair Alisha Bell, D-Detroit.
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Commissioner Basham honors Pia’s Ristorante Italiano for 61 years of service in Taylor

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - Commission
Commissioner Raymond Basham, D-Taylor, recently honored Pia’s Ristorante Italiano with a resolution honoring the eatery for 61 years of business in Taylor.
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Ninth annual “Belle of the Ball” event allows girls to select free prom dresses, accessories

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - Commission
Attending their high school prom is a dream of many girls, but for some it’s simply too expensive. That’s the motivation behind “Belle of the Ball,” the ninth annual prom dress event sponsored by Wayne County Commission Vice-Chair Alisha Bell (D-Detroit).
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Commissioner Burton Leland's spring 2016 newsletter

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - Commission
Commissioner Burton Leland serves the 6th District, which covers northwest Detroit.
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Commissioner Basham honors Angler’s Marine Prop & Sail Inc. in Taylor for 53 years of service

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham, D-Taylor, recently presented a resolution to Robert and Douglas Reimel of Angler’s Marine Prop & Sail Inc. in Taylor for 53 years of service to the community.
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Commissioner Basham to host public forum on religious tolerance

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham, D-Taylor, will host a “Public Forum on Religious Tolerance” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Council Chambers at Taylor City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road.
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Wayne County Commission terminates unfinished jail construction audit from 2013

Thursday, March 03, 2016 - Commission
The Wayne County Commission voted unanimously March 3 to terminate the Wayne County Consolidated Jail Facility construction audit that was started in 2013 and ordered stopped that year, before the audit was completed.
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Commissioner Basham honors Woodhaven mayor for her involvement with Downriver dog care group

Friday, February 19, 2016 - Commission
Woodhaven Mayor Patricia Odette accepted a resolution from Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham on Feb. 16, thanking her for her volunteer work with C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc., a nonprofit group.
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Dearborn resident Mona Hammoud appointed by Commission to Wayne County Ethics Board

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - Commission
Mona Hammoud of Dearborn has been appointed to the Wayne County Ethics Board by the Wayne County Commission.
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Commission Committee Audit Chairman Basham praises county’s Office of Legislative Auditor General

Monday, February 15, 2016 - Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham, who chairs the Committee on Audit, strongly praised the county’s Office of Legislative Auditor General for its efforts after it released its 2015 annual report, as required by the county charter.
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Commission forms five-member Special Committee on Accountability & Transparency

Monday, February 15, 2016 - Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Terry Marecki, R-Livonia, will be part of the Commission’s newly created Special Committee on Accountability & Transparency.
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Wayne County, The Resource Network team to open WIC clinic in Dearborn’s South End

Thursday, February 04, 2016 - Commission
Mothers and their young children in Dearborn’s South End will receive nutritional support through a new WIC (Women’s, Infants and Children’s) program site, according to Wayne County Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak.
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Wayne County Commission creates Task Force on Environmental Quality

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - Commission
In response to growing environmental concerns both locally and across the state, a Task Force on Environmental Quality has been created by Wayne County Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak.
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Clark-Coleman appointed as chairwoman of Commission’s Committee on Economic Development

Monday, January 25, 2016 - Commission
Commissioner Irma Clark-Coleman, D-Detroit, has been appointed as chairwoman of the Commission’s Committee on Economic Development for the remainder of the 2015-16 term, which ends Dec. 31.
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Commission accepts state grant to monitor water quality at two Grosse Pointe Farms beaches

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Commission
When the 2016 swim season rolls around, two Lake St. Clair beaches in Grosse Pointe Farms will be tested to ensure that the water quality will be safe for swimmers.
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Commission adopts resolution opposing relaxed air pollution permits at Detroit refinery

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Commission
The Wayne County Commission unanimously adopted a resolution Jan. 21 opposing proposed changes to the air quality pollution permits for the Marathon Petroleum Co. refinery at 1300 S. Fort St., Detroit.
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Former state legislator Anderson appointed to Wayne County Commission’s 12th District seat

Friday, January 08, 2016 - Commission
The Wayne County Commission voted unanimously Jan. 7 to appoint Glenn Anderson to replace Richard LeBlanc as the 12th District commissioner.
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Commission Vice-Chair Alisha Bell selected to attend national conference in Washington

Monday, December 07, 2015 - Commission
Commission Vice-Chair Alisha Bell, D-Detroit, was chosen as one of 25 elected officials of color to participate in the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ 2015 Roundtable, which was Dec. 6-8 in Washington, D.C.
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Upcoming Meetings

Committee of the Whole
Wednesday, May 04, 2016, 9:30 AM Meeting Agenda
Committee on Public Safety, Judiciary and Homeland Security
Wednesday, May 04, 2016, 12:00 PM Meeting Agenda
Meeting of the full Wayne County Commission
Thursday, May 05, 2016, 10:00 AM Meeting Agenda
Committee on Health and Human Services
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 1:30 PM Meeting Agenda
Committee on Health and Human Services
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 1:30 PM Meeting Agenda
Gary Woronchak
Commission Chair

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