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 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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WAYNE COUNTY COMMISSION LOOKING TO HIRE ASSISTANT COUNSEL

The Wayne County Commission has an opening for the job of Assistant Commission Counsel. The application deadline is March 1, 2016. Click here for a job description and application instructions.

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Revenue Estimating Conferences, which are tied into Wayne County's consent agreement with the state of Michigan, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2016, and 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016, in the seventh-floor Commission hearing room at the Guardian Building, 500 Griswold, Detroit. Agendas will be posted when they are available.

Click here for the agenda for the Revenue Estimating Conference meeting held February 5, 2016.

Click here for the agenda for the Revenue Estimating Conference meeting held January 7, 2016.

For more on the consent agreement, click here.

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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. The next meeting date is to be determined.

Click here for the 2014 Wayne County Ethics Board Year-End Report.

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 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

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 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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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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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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Commission earmarks millions from tax fund to improve Wayne County’s financial position

Thursday, December 03, 2015 - Commission
The Wayne County Commission took steps today to improve the funding level of the county’s pension system, which was one of the key trouble areas cited in a state fiscal review that resulted in a financial emergency being declared.
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Statement by Wayne County Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak at the Commission’s meeting Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thursday, December 03, 2015 - Commission
We have all read and heard some nasty things about the Wayne County Commission over the past couple weeks. Most of it is greatly exaggerated, distorted or entirely untrue.
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Wayne County Commission acts on retiree health plan in hopes of avoiding costly litigation

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Commission
The Wayne County Commission has taken steps to avoid costly lawsuits over a post-employment health care benefit that the administration has attempted to revoke.
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Beirut bombing victims remembered at Wayne County Commission meeting

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Commission
Wayne County Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak remembered local victims of last week’s terrorist attacks in Lebanon during the Commission’s meeting Nov. 19.
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Commissioner Tim Killeen's fall 2015 newsletter

Friday, November 13, 2015 - Commission
Commissioner Tim Killeen represents the 1st District, which covers Detroit's Lower Eastside, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods and Harper Woods.
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Commission approves new county credit card use ordinance, strengthens vehicle use ordinance

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Commission
Commissioner Raymond Basham, D-Taylor, initiated both measures based on the work of the county’s Office of Legislative Auditor General, which works closely with the Commission’s Committee on Audit, which he chairs.
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Volunteers “Make a Senior Smile” during Commissioner Webb’s annual event Nov. 7

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - Commission
Senior citizens and disabled veterans in Redford Township and Dearborn Heights who aren’t able to perform yard chores like raking leaves got an assist from an army of volunteers.
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Commission approves $1 million to help build boat dock, fishing pier at International Wildlife Refuge

Thursday, November 05, 2015 - Commission
A major addition to the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Gateway in Trenton and Gibraltar is one step closer to reality.
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Wayne County commissioner upset over latest rejection for TIGER grant

Friday, October 30, 2015 - Commission
Downriver motorists will have to wait longer for relief from long waits for trains.
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Commissioner Webb seeks volunteers, sponsors for seventh annual Make a Senior Smile Day on Nov. 7

Monday, October 26, 2015 - Commission
The goal is in the title: Make a Senior Smile Day.
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Commission votes unanimously to support initiative to reduce number of mentally ill inmates in jails

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - Commission
The Wayne County Commission voted unanimously Oct. 15 to support a resolution introduced by Vice-Chair Alisha Bell to support the Stepping Up Initiative, which aims to reduce the number of people diagnosed with mental illnesses from being lodged in jails.
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Commissioner Richard LeBlanc's fall 2015 newsletter

Monday, October 05, 2015 - Commission
Commissioner Richard LeBlanc represents the 12th District, which covers Garden City, Inkster and most of Westland.
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Commission Vice-Chair Pro Tempore Jewel Ware's fall 2015 newsletter

Monday, October 05, 2015 - Commission
Commission Vice-Chair Pro Tempore Jewel Ware represents the 2nd District, which covers part of Detroit, including downtown.
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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference
Monday, February 08, 2016, 1:00 PM Meeting Agenda
Committee on Government Operations
Tuesday, February 09, 2016, 9:30 AM Meeting Agenda
Committee on Health and Human Services
Tuesday, February 09, 2016, 1:30 PM Meeting Agenda
Committee on Public Services
Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 11:00 AM Meeting Agenda
Committee on Health and Human Services
Tuesday, December 08, 2015, 1:30 PM Meeting Agenda
Gary Woronchak
Commission Chair

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