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THE RECOVERY CONTINUES: WAYNE COUNTY PROJECTS SECOND STRAIGHT SURPLUS

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - Communications
For the second straight year, Wayne County is projecting a general fund operating budget surplus of approximately $44 million for the fiscal year 2015-16 based on preliminary numbers from the Department of Management and Budget.
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Wayne County Vetting National Construction Management Firm To Complete Jail Site At Gratiot, Pursuing Best Option For Taxpayers

Thursday, December 01, 2016 - Executive
Wayne County is evaluating a proposal from a Walsh Construction Company-led design-build team in response to its Request for Qualifications (RFQu). This evaluation is a positive next step toward completion of the jail at the Gratiot site
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STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT COMPLETE: GRATIOT JAIL SITE STRUCTURALLY SOUND FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK TO RESTART IN 2017

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Communications
Today, Wayne County accomplished another key step toward completing the unfinished jail at Gratiot.
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Executive Warren C. Evans sends letter requesting release from consent release

Thursday, October 06, 2016 - Executive
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans made a formal request to Treasurer Nick Khouri seeking release from the Consent Agreement, which the County and State entered into on Aug. 21, 2015.
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MOODY’S CREDIT OPINION UPGRADES WAYNE COUNTY’S BOND RATING AND ASSIGNS POSITIVE OUTLOOK

Friday, September 30, 2016 - Communications
Moody’s Investor Services upgraded the general obligation limited tax (GOLT) debt for Wayne County and gave it a positive outlook according to a Credit Opinion issued Sept. 29, 2016.
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Wayne County Testing Gratiot Jail Site, Seeking Qualified Bidders

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Communications
Wayne County has contracted with Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. for a complete structural condition assessment of the Gratiot jail site.
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Tentative Agreement Reached To Sell Downriver Sewage Disposal System

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - Executive
The Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority (DUWA) has reached a tentative agreement with Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans’ Administration to purchase the Downriver Sewage Disposal System (DSDS) from the County for $57.5 million.
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Wayne County is hiring! Apply today!

Monday, March 21, 2016 - Executive
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Statement on the passing of Gil Hill

Monday, February 29, 2016 - Communications
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County Executive Warren Evans “Recovery Plan” reduces retiree health care liability by $850M

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - Communications
“The restructuring of County retiree healthcare was the single largest contributor to restoring solvency,” said County Executive Evans. “The report demonstrates how critical this restructuring was to stabilizing County finances.
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STATEMENT ABOUT MARATHON REFINERY EXPANSION

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - Communications
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COUNTY EXECUTIVE WARREN C. EVANS REVIVES WAYNE COUNTY FINANCES

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - Communications
To date, the County’s unfunded healthcare liabilities have been reduced by almost $1 billion. Future pension liabilities have been reduced by nearly $126 million and the structural deficit has been reduced by 93%.
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WAYNE COUNTY CONTINUES FIGHT TO END BREAST CANCER

Thursday, November 05, 2015 - Communications
As part of a personal and ongoing commitment to help the fight against breast cancer, Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans and a small group of volunteers have donated nearly $20,000 to the American Cancer Society.
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WAYNE COUNTY OFFERS RESIDENTS FREE RESOURCES TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND WELLNESS AT 10th ANNUAL FAMILY FUN FEST ON AUGUST 20 STARTING AT 10 A.M.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - Communications
The Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness will make access to essential healthcare and information on living a healthy lifestyle more accessible at its 10th Annual Family Fun Fest.
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WAYNE COUNTY CONTRIBUTES $1 MILLION IN HOME FUNDS TO SUPPORT CONSTRUCTION OF HARTFORD VILLAGE SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - Communications
The need for safe, affordable housing options for seniors, that are in close proximity to important quality of life amenities, is a constant topic of discussion among the Wayne County seniors I meet with,” said County Executive Evans.
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STATEMENT: COMMISSION’S DECISION GIVES COUNTY EXECUTIVE TOOLS NEEDED TO ELIMINATE $52 MILLION STRUCTURAL DEFICIT

Thursday, August 06, 2015 - Communications
Today Wayne County continues on its road to financial recovery. I thank the Wayne County Commission for the selection of Consent Agreement. After carefully considering the available options, they made the right decision.
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Proposed Retiree Healthcare Settlement

Friday, July 31, 2015 - Communications
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INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS AGREES TO MODIFY BENEFITS TO HELP IMPROVE FINANCIAL HEALTH OF WAYNE COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Communications
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans announced today that his administration has reached an agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 324 to reduce pension and healthcare liabilities.
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WAYNE COUNTY EXECUTIVE EVANS ADOPTS BAGLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR 9th ANNUAL ARISE DETROIT! NEIGHBORHOODS DAY ON AUGUST 1st

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - Communications
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans has adopted Detroit’s Bagley Elementary as a part of the 9th Annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day.
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Wayne County Signs New Management Agreement for Guardian Building, Secures New Tenant

Monday, July 27, 2015 - Communications
Deals to generate nearly $654,000 in additional annual revenue for Wayne County Detroit Land Bank Authority becomes The Guardian Building’s newest tenant 400 Monroe Associates becomes new management company.
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STATEMENT: Response to Governor’s Determination of Financial Emergency

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - Communications
Our administration has been aware and fully transparent about the County’s financial challenges, which were clearly spelled out in our Recovery Plan and the letter to the Treasurer recommending a financial emergency be declared.
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Response to Financial Review Team Report

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - Communications
The report the State of Michigan Financial Review Team sent to Governor Rick Snyder validates the work done by my Administration to reveal the true financial status of Wayne County.
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Moody's Investor Services says Wayne County headed in right direction with Recovery Plan, County Executive Evans says there's "still much work to do"

Monday, July 20, 2015 - Communications
The progress made in eliminating the $52 million structural deficit is impacting the county twofold: we are reducing debt by implementing our Recovery Plan, and the financial market is taking notice of our progress
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Statement on the observance of Ramadan

Thursday, July 02, 2015 - Communications
Assalamu Alaikum On behalf of Wayne County, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the Muslim-American residents in our community observing Ramadan.
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Wayne County Executive’s Reorganization Plan Unanimously Approved by Wayne County Commission

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - Communications
This Reorganization Plan establishes eight departments reporting directly to the CEO, including a newly created Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness
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New Vehicle Use Policy Announcement

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Communications
Effective June 15, 2015, a new County Vehicle Policy will be implemented for use of all County-owned vehicles under the purview of the County Executive.
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Wayne County Executive Announces Appointment of Veteran’s Services Administrator

Monday, May 11, 2015 - Communications
Today, Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans appointed John Gardner, a retired military veteran, as Veteran’s Services Administrator. Gardner will begin his duties immediately
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Wayne County Executive Warren Evans Plans State of the County Community Updates

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Communications
Join us to learn more about where we are as a County.
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Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and Wayne County Commission stand against hate toward Muslim and Arab Americans

Thursday, April 02, 2015 - Communications
“I am honored to support the TAKE ON HATE campaign and I welcome this resolution acknowledging the County’s support to eliminate hate and discrimination based on religion and ethnicity,” Wayne County Executive Warren Evans said.
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WAYNE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TAKES ACTION TO RESTRUCTURE COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND INCREASE EFFICIENCY IN SERVICE DELIVERY

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - Communications
Continuing his commitment to solve the County’s fiscal crisis and find ways to more efficiently deliver services to citizens, Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans today announced the proposed consolidation of three departments and a division, as well as
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WAYNE COUNTY MOVES TO CONSOLIDATE COUNTY OFFICES

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Communications
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans today announced plans to consolidate County office space. The move is expected to eventually save nearly $3 Million annually in rent and maintenance costs and increase efficiency in services provided by the County.
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Wayne County Commission unanimously approves Richard Kaufman as Deputy Chief Executive Officer to County Executive Warren Evans

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - Commission
Today, the Wayne County Commission unanimously approved Richard Kaufman as Wayne County Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO). Appointed as Deputy to Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Kaufman will begin his duties April 1, 2015.
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CEO Warren Evans Signs Spending Freeze Executive Order

Monday, March 09, 2015
Warren Evans, the CEO of Wayne County, is committed to finding and implementing every possible cost saving measure to solve this crisis. As a result Mr. Evans directed his staff to look at every conceivable area for cost-savings.
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Executive Evans holds press conference to discuss the State of Wayne County’s finances

Friday, February 06, 2015
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans outlined why the County is in a deep financial hole- as his administration looks to close a nearly $70 million budget deficit and shore up public employee pensions that are dangerously underfunded.
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Genelle Allen, Esq named Assistant County Executive

Friday, February 06, 2015
"Genelle has a wealth of management, legal and procurement experience that will greatly benefit the County," Wayne County Executive Warren Evans said.
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Dix Street Draw Bridge Re-Opens Ahead of Schedule

Friday, February 06, 2015
Repairs have been completed to the Dix Street Draw Bridge that spans the Rouge River between the Cities of Dearborn and Detroit. The Bridge re-opened to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 12:30 am.
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Detroit Regional Chamber CEO, Sandy Baruah releases statement in support of Executive Evans

Thursday, February 05, 2015 - Detroit Regional Chamber
"...County Executive Evans is taking the first steps to right the county's fiscal ship and assess the true depth of the problem. He understands that addressing the financial challenges is going to include many tough and politically unpopular decisions.."
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