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Wayne County Lightfest

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016 - Communications
Lightfest runs from Nov. 17 through Dec. 31, with a closure on Sunday, December 25. The cost per vehicle is $5. Visitors enter Lightfest at Hines Drive and Merriman Road in Westland and exit onto Warren Avenue near Telegraph Road in Dearborn Heights.
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WAYNE COUNTY TO PROVIDE PUBLIC TRANSIT PASSES AT NO COST TO EMPLOYEES USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO COMMUTE TO AND FROM WORK

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - Executive
Today, County Executive Warren C. Evans announced that effective January 1, 2017, the County will provide transit passes to employees who use public transportation to travel to and from work.
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WAYNE COUNTY EXITS CONSENT AGREEMENT WITH STATE, POSITIONED NOW TO TACKLE REMAINING CHALLENGES

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Executive
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans announced he has received formal notification from State of Michigan Treasurer Nick Khouri approving the County’s request to be released from the Consent Agreement.
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Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Communications
FREE Halloween fun for kids!  Costume Parade (come in costume if you wish)  Games & inflatables  Trick or Treating (candy giveaway)  Hay Rides  Children’s Entertainment
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Wayne County Career Fair

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Communications
Wayne County Government In Partnership With WCCCD Is Hosting A Career Fair
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Heroes on Hines Half Marathon and 5K

Saturday, October 01, 2016 - Saturday, October 01, 2016 - Communications
Not often in life are we given a chance to be heroic, please join us as we run in Honor of the fallen First Responders who have given all, for us. Please be one of the Heroes On Hines, October 1st, 2016.
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We Fixed the Damn Bridge

Monday, August 15, 2016 - Communications
After three years of inoperability, all repairs have been completed on the Jefferson Avenue Bascule Bridge and the bridge is set to reopen to traffic at 5 p.m. on August 12.
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Back to school FUN FEST

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - Thursday, August 18, 2016 - Communications
Head Start information* Wayne Police & Fire *Dental Screenings* HIV Information* Hearing & Vision Screenings* Sports Physicals and much more
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Jazz on the River

Saturday, August 06, 2016 - Sunday, August 07, 2016 - Communications
Saturday August 6 -Lady Sunshine and the X Band, Selected of God, Kim Waters, Ruben Studdard Jonathan Butler Sunday August 7 - Notorius, Phil Denny, Thornetta Davis, Alexander Zonjic (special guest Maysa), Patti Austin
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New Country on the River

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - Communications
This year's performers are: Steve Moakler, Adam Craig, Farewell Angelina, Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys and Kristian Bush
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WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITIES OPEN “COOLING CENTERS” FOR RESIDENTS ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY HEAT

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Communications
The National Weather Service is predicting hot and humid weather later this week and over the weekend. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 90’s with high humidity.
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Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans and Wayne County Commissioner Joe Palamara Advocate to Save Meals on Wheels Program

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Communications
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans and Wayne County Commissioner Joe Palamara are working to save Wayne County’s Meals on Wheels program.
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WAYNE COUNTY EXECUTIVE WARREN C. EVANS BRINGS FAIR FUNDING SUMMIT TO WEST MICHIGAN

Friday, July 15, 2016 - Communications
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans’ Investing in Michigan Communities: Finding Fair Funding for Strong, Successful Communities statewide tour continues July 19 with a stop in Grand Rapids.
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Wayne County’s Financial Outlook Continues to Improve

Monday, July 11, 2016 - Communications
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans’ financial turnaround for Wayne County received another boost after an Actuarial Valuation shows the County’s pension fund is now 54 percent funded.
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World's Largest Swim Lesson

Friday, June 24, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016 - Communications
A global event, World’s Largest Swim Lesson (WLSL), will take place over the course of 24 hours at an estimated 500 locations in more than 20 countries.
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A Good Father is a Great Man Father's Day Celebration

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - Sunday, June 19, 2016 - Communications
Join us for this free community event at Hines Park.
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Wellness@thecommunity

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - Communications
Come take advantage of these services being offered in our community!
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Marshmallow Drop 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016 - Friday, March 25, 2016 - Communications
Thousands of marshmallows will be dropped from a helicopter to be turned in for a prize.
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Free radon test kits available

Friday, January 08, 2016 - Communications
Wayne County’s Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness is joining the United States Environmental Protection Agency in recognizing January as National Radon Action Month.
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Wayne County Roads Division Prepares for 2015-2016 Snow and Ice Removal Season

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - Communications
Wayne County Roads Division is prepared for the 2015-2016 snow and ice season; road crews remain ready to clear a safe path for motorists who travel the 99 routes Wayne County is responsible for clearing during the winter season.
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WAYNE COUNTY EXECUTIVE PRESENTS DETROIT KING FOOTBALL TEAM WITH CONGRATULATORY PROCLAMATION

Monday, December 07, 2015 - Communications
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans today celebrated the 2015 season accomplishments of the Detroit Martin Luther King Jr. High School football team.
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WAYNE COUNTY FUNDS LIGHTING PROJECT FOR HISTORIC AVENUE OF FASHION BUSINESS DISTRICT

Friday, December 04, 2015 - Communications
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans with the support of the Avenue of Fashion Business Association and University Commons today kicked off the ‘Historic Avenue of Fashion Business District Lighting Project’.
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WAYNE COUNTY TO PROVIDE FREE HIV TESTING AND COUNSELING ON WORLD AIDS DAY

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - Communications
The Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness’ Wellness Services Division, will offer free HIV testing and counseling on World AIDS Day December 1, 2015.
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THAW partners with Wayne County for ‘Healthy, Safe and Warm Home Giveaway’

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - Communications
As temperatures drop and Michigan’s heating season quickly approaches, The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW), in partnership with Wayne County, will be giving away two energy-efficient homes to two deserving families!
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GET COVERED WAYNE COUNTY” EVENTS TO HELP RESIDENTS ENROLL IN HEALTH CARE PLANS

Friday, October 30, 2015 - Communications
Wayne County Executive Evans and his Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness to host an event in Detroit, November 5 and Taylor, November 18
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Wayne County Light Fest 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Communications
Bundle up, pack in and drive the family car through four miles of holiday light displays.
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FINDING SERVICES ON WAYNECOUNTY.COM IS NOW EASIER

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - Communications
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Wayne County 2015 Consolidated Plan Focus Groups

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - Health Veterans and Community Wellness
Please join Wayne County for a series of Community Focus Groups to help identify neighborhood needs and priorities, and to share your concerns and suggestions for your community!
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Wayne County hosts Retiree Health Care Information Meetings

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - Thursday, October 15, 2015 - Communications
The County partnered with AmWINS to provide several plan options for retirees to choose from and to provide extensive customer support to assist retirees with selecting plans that best meet their needs.
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Fourth Program Year CAPER

Monday, August 24, 2015 - Communications
The CPMP Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report includes Narrative Responses to CAPER questions that CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG grantees must respond to each year in order to be compliant with the Consolidated Planning Regulations.
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Wayne County's Title VI Plan

Friday, July 31, 2015 - Communications
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Civil Rights Program Unit acknowledges receipt of your TItle VI Non-Discrimination Plan. MDOT has reviewed the aforementioned documents to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
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Jazz on the River 2015

Saturday, August 01, 2015 - Sunday, August 02, 2015 - DPS
Thousands expected to attend the 20th Annual Jazz on the River Festival Star studded extravaganza; International and local artists perform at two day event.
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Wayne County named nation's top manufacturing hub

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - Headlight Data - Communications
Wayne County has a long history of being the home to large and small scale manufacturers, so it is not surprising to me that we lead the nation in manufacturing jobs.
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Wayne County Budget

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - Communications
Wayne County Government Comprehensive Executive Budget Fiscal Year 2016-2017 and Projected 2018
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Wayne County Jail Project

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - Communications
A frequently updated list of information related to the Wayne County Jail Project
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Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans meets with State Financial Review Board to discuss declaring a financial emergency in Wayne County.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 - Detroit Free Press - Communications
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans is scheduled to speak with the state review team investigating the county's finances this morning
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Wayne County Youth Fun Fest

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - Thursday, August 20, 2015 - Communications
Head Start Information* Wayne Police & Fire* Dental Screenings*HIV Information*Entertainment*Hearing & Vision Screenings*Blood Pressure Screenings* Health & Safety Information* Childhood Immunizations * WIC & Breastfeeding Info* Mobile Units*
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Senior Power Days

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - Communications
Senior Power Days on Belle Isle is a new program that provides recreational and educational events at Belle Isle Park for seniors. The 11-event series will be held on Wednesdays from July 8 to December 15. Events are free.
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DTE Severe Weather Tips

Monday, June 29, 2015 - Homeland Security Emergency Management
DTE Energy continues to make progress in restoring the nearly 150,000 customers who lost electric service Saturday due to sustained, strong winds and heavy rain that knocked down trees and power lines throughout southeast Michigan
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Healthy and Safe Swim Week

Monday, May 18, 2015 - Sunday, May 24, 2015 - PUBLIC HEALTH
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, Formerly known as Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week, the week before Memorial Day has been designated National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
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Wayne County Stakeholder Steps Up To Help Reduce The County's Structural Deficit

Thursday, May 07, 2015 - Communications
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans announced today that the Honorable Robert Colombo, Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court has committed the Court to a five percent reduction in the Court's appropriation from Wayne County's General Fund.
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State of the County Community Update

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - Communications
State of the County Community Update Video.
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There's no easy fix for Wayne County fail jail mess

Friday, March 13, 2015 - Detroit Free Press - Communications
It's time, again, for some straight talk about our jail mess. The existing Wayne County jails are in need of significant repair, if not outright replacement, even though a new jail stands partially built at Gratiot and Beaubien in Detroit
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Notice of Public Hearing - ON THE ADOPTION OF A BROWNFIELD PLAN

Thursday, March 19, 2015
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing shall be held before the Board of Commissioners of the Charter County of Wayne on March 19, 2015, at 10 a.m. in the Commission Chambers on the adoption of a Brownfield Plan for Wayne County.
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Wayne County hosts Household Hazardous Waste disposal collections

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wayne County’s Department of Public Services will offer five countywide Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections for 2015.
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Free Tax Services

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015
Free tax services are available if your household income is less than $50,000. You must bring social security cards for all claimed dependents and valid picture ID. Walk-ins are welcome, but people with appointments are served first.
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State of Wayne County's finances

Wednesday, February 04, 2015
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Genelle Allen, Esq named Assistant County Executive

Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has named attorney Genelle Allen who has extensive leadership and procurement experience as an Assistant County Executive.
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Norovirus is circulating

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Wayne County Department of Public Health has identified an increase in the number of gastrointestinal illness reports in recent weeks.
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Tips to stay safe during extremely cold weather

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
The National Weather Service is forecasting statewide wind chills to periodically dip down to 20 degrees below zero, or even lower, through the remainder of the week. With these below freezing temperatures affecting our entire region, the Wayne County Hom
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2014-2015 Flu Shots

Friday, September 26, 2014
Fight the Flu this flu season. Get vaccinated!The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend an annual flu shot for everyone six months of age and older.
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Great Lakes Water Authority

Monday, September 22, 2014
Information related to the Great Lakes Water Authority
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