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Jonathan C. Kinloch (Dist. 2)

Jonathan C. Kinloch is in his first term as a Wayne County Commissioner. He was appointed to the commission in January 2021 to fill the seat once held by the late Jewel C. Ware. He is a member of the Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Public Service, Committee on Seniors and Veterans Affairs and the Committee on Public Safety, Judiciary & Homeland Security; Chair of the Special Committee on The Criminal Justice Complex and Vice Chair of the Special Committee on Behavioral Health. Appointed by Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans, Commissioner KInloch sits as the County Commission's representative on the Board of Directors for Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) also known as, the Wayne County Mental Health Authority. Commissioner Kinloch serves as Vice Chair of DWIHN's, Recipient Rights Advisory Committee and as a member of the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Oversight Policy Board.

He's Chairman of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority and serves on the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners. Commissioner Kinloch was elected to the Detroit Board of Education and served on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, where in November 2020, he garnered national attention when he resisted efforts not to certify Wayne County's 2020 Presidential Election results.

While serving on the Detroit Board of Education, he introduced a number of policies which remain with the District today. He's most proud of his role in the creation of the Office of Inspector General and the DPS Police Department. Commissioner Kinloch has worked as the Southeast Michigan Community Liaison to Michigan's Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Currently, he's president of The Kinloch Group, Inc., a multifaceted media and public policy consulting company. As Wayne County Commissioner, Jonathan represents approximately 116,000 residents living in County Commission District 2, which encompasses Detroit's neighborhoods of Arden Park, Boston Edison, Brewster Homes, Brush Park, Chandler Park, Core City, Corktown, Cultural Center, Dexter-Linwood, Douglas, Downtown, East Canfield, East Village, Eastern Market, Elmwood Park, Fox Creek, Gabriel Richard, Gateway Community, Gold Coast, Gratiot Grand, Gratiot Town-Kettering, Gratiot Woods, Harbortown, Indian Village, Islandview, Jamison, Jefferies, Joseph Berry Sub, Lafayette Park, Piety Hill, Lasalle Gardens, Marina District, Medical Center, Mid-Town, Milwaukee Junction, New Center, New Center Commons, North Corktown, North-End, North Lasalle, Northwest Goldberg, Pingree Park, Poletown East, Riverfront, Virginia Park, West Virginia Park, West End, West Village, Woodbridge and Wildemere Park, to name a few. He continues to volunteer and lend his support to various causes locally and nationally. Commissioner Kinloch is Chair of the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party and serves as the 3rd Vice Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. Also, he is a member of Triumph Church in Detroit.

Representing: Detroit (part)

Staff:

Sherri Johnson, Chief of Staff

Johna Johnson, Legislative Aide / Office Manager

Bernt Walker, Jr., Legislative Aide / Executive Assistant


Email: jkinloch@waynecounty.com
Fax: (313) 967-1242

News & Events

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Wayne County Commission calls for return of auto show to Detroit
Wayne County Commission calls for return of auto show to Detroit
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Wayne County Commissioners adopted a resolution urging the Detroit Auto Dealers Association to continue holding the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, after its decision to cancel this year's show and replace it with an event in Pontiac.
Update on COVID-19 vaccines
Update on COVID-19 vaccines
Thursday, January 14, 2021
The attached update on COVID-19 vaccines in Wayne County is effective as of Jan. 14, 2021
Chair Alisha Bell on the passing of Commissioner Jewel Ware
Chair Alisha Bell on the passing of Commissioner Jewel Ware
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
'The Wayne County Commission family is devastated by the sudden passing of Jewel Ware this morning. Commissioner Ware was a trusted member of the commission family and her experience in county government and knowledge of county issues were immeasurable.'
Applications available for new Wayne County Youth Council
Applications available for new Wayne County Youth Council
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Group seeks to bring together high school students of diverse backgrounds to help develop programs for young people.
Wayne County Commission adopts balanced $1.66B county operating budget
Wayne County Commission adopts balanced $1.66B county operating budget
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Wayne County Commissioners today (Sept. 30) unanimously adopted a balanced $1.66 billion county operating budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year - the first county budget impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications available for new youth advisory council
Applications available for new youth advisory council
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Students, enrolled in Wayne County's high schools from the 10th, 11th and 12th grades, are encouraged to apply to participate in the Wayne County Commission Youth Council leadership program. Details on the program, and on how to join, are attached.
Wayne County Commission calls for ban on chokeholds, additional police training
Wayne County Commission calls for ban on chokeholds, additional police training
Monday, June 22, 2020
Wayne County Commissioners have adopted a resolution calling for a ban on the use of chokeholds by police officers and for officers to refrain from the use of deadly force.
Commissioner Jewel Ware's newsletter for June 2020
Commissioner Jewel Ware's newsletter for June 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Newsletter for District 2
Wayne County Commission calls for Older Americans Act reauthorization
Wayne County Commission calls for Older Americans Act reauthorization
Friday, September 20, 2019
Wayne County Commissioners on Sept. 19 unanimously called for reauthorization of the federal Older Americans Act, which will expire at the end of this month without Congressional action.
Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware honored during NOBCO forum
Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware honored during NOBCO forum
Friday, May 3, 2019
Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware was honored during the National Organization of Black County Officials 2019 Economic Development Forum held May 1-4 at the Marriott Renaissance Center.
Commission Vice-Chair Pro Tempore Jewel Ware's fall 2015 newsletter
Commission Vice-Chair Pro Tempore Jewel Ware's fall 2015 newsletter
Monday, October 5, 2015
Commission Vice-Chair Pro Tempore Jewel Ware represents the 2nd District, which covers part of Detroit, including downtown.