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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 2018-19 fiscal year's $1.61 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.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, read "A Citizen's Guide to Wayne County Government, 2019-20 Edition."

Ethics Ordinance & Board

  • The Wayne County Commission approved Wayne County's first Ethics Ordinance on April 5, 2012, and amended it on December 18, 2014.
  • 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.

Wayne County Ethics Board

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.

To determine whether the behavior or actions about which you wish to complain would fall under the jurisdiction of the Ethics Board, please review the Ethics Ordinance (Wayne County Enrolled Ordinance 2014-734).

Complaint Form

The form must be signed and notarized.

News & Events

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Wayne County citizen guide books now available in Arabic, Spanish
Wayne County citizen guide books now available in Arabic, Spanish
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
The 2019-20 edition of A Citizen's Guide to Wayne County Government, a handbook detailing county departments and services, is available in Arabic and Spanish.
Wayne County Commission takes stand in support of striking UAW workers
Wayne County Commission takes stand in support of striking UAW workers
Friday, October 04, 2019
Wayne County Commissioners approved a resolution of support for United Autoworkers Union members in their strike against General Motors.
Report shows Detroit Institute of Arts continued to exceed its service goals during the past year
Report shows Detroit Institute of Arts continued to exceed its service goals during the past year
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Residents of Wayne County are continuing to benefit from the 2012 millage that provides funding to the Detroit Institute of Arts, DIA officials said.
Wayne County Commissioner Diane Webb's fall newsletter
Wayne County Commissioner Diane Webb's fall newsletter
Monday, September 30, 2019
Fall newsletter for District 8
Wayne County Commissioner Terry Marecki's fall newsletter
Wayne County Commissioner Terry Marecki's fall newsletter
Monday, September 30, 2019
Fall newsletter for District 9
Commissioner Glenn S. Anderson's fall newsletter
Commissioner Glenn S. Anderson's fall newsletter
Monday, September 30, 2019
Fall newsletter for District 12