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About the commission

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, 2020-21 Edition."

Rules of procedures

The Wayne county Commissionion rules of procedures for its 2022 session are available by clicking on the link below.

Rules of Procedures

View Wayne County Commission meetings on YouTube

You can view past meetings of the Wayne County Commission and all of the commission's committees and special committees on the Wayne County Commission YouTube channel. Click on a button below for access.
Full Commission Meetings

Committee meetings

Special committees

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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 download the form click here.

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).
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News & Events

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Commissioners call for Michigan's presidential primary to be moved up
Commissioners call for Michigan's presidential primary to be moved up
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Wayne County commissioners called on the National Democratic Party to move the state's 2024 presidential primary election to a date ahead of the multi-state Super Tuesday primaries.' Commissioner Jonathan Kincloch (D-Detroit) sponsored the resolution.
Wayne County Land Bank Financial Assessment Limited Review - FYE September 30, 2021
Wayne County Land Bank Financial Assessment Limited Review - FYE September 30, 2021
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Office of Legislative Auditor General's Financial Assessment - Limited Review report for the Wayne County Land Bank Corporation's audited financial statements for the FYE September 30, 2021. Our report is dated May 4, 2022; DAP No. 2022-57-902
WCERS Defined Contribution Plan - Financial Assessment Limited Review - FY 2021
WCERS Defined Contribution Plan - Financial Assessment Limited Review - FY 2021
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Office of Legislative Auditor General's Financial Assessment - Limited Review report for the WCERS Defined Contribution Plan audited financial statements for the FYE September 30, 2021. Our report is dated February 15, 2022; DAP No. 2022-57-90
WCERS Defined Benefit Plan - Financial Assessment Limited Review  - FY 2021
WCERS Defined Benefit Plan - Financial Assessment Limited Review - FY 2021
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Office of Legislative Auditor General's Financial Assessment - Limited Review report for the WCERS Defined Benefit Plan audited financial statements for the FYE September 30, 2021. Our report is dated February 18, 2022; DAP No. 2022-57-900
OAG 2022 Audit/ Work Plan
OAG 2022 Audit/ Work Plan
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Final copy of the Office of Legislative Auditor General's Engagements and Other Projects, Audit/ Work Plan, Year 2022. Our report is dated January 19, 2022; DAP No. 2022-57-801
Wayne County Commissioners adopt ordinance banning lewd behavior in parks
Wayne County Commissioners adopt ordinance banning lewd behavior in parks
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Wayne County Commissioners have adopted an ordinance that adds a new fine and penalty for those convicted of committing lewd acts in county parks . The ordinance is designed to'prohibit nudity and indecent, lewd and obscene conduct.