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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 2022-13 fiscal year 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."

Wayne County Budget

To view the Wayne County operating budget budget for fiscal year 2022-23 click here.

Rules of Procedures

The Wayne County Commissionion Rules of Procedures 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

Next Meeting - February 19, 2023, at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers, Mezzanine, Guardian Building. Click here for agenda.
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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).
View past Ethics Board board eetings

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News & Events

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Wayne County Commission goes red in support of women's heart health month
Wayne County Commission goes red in support of women's heart health month
Friday, February 3, 2023
Wayne County Commissioners dressed in red on Thursday, Feb. 2, in support of National Go Red Day for women's heart health and declared February as American Heart Month throughout the county.'Heart disease is the largest cause of death among Americans.
Wayne County Commission Chair Bell announces goals for 23-24 in inaugural address
Wayne County Commission Chair Bell announces goals for 23-24 in inaugural address
Monday, January 23, 2023
Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell outlined commission goals for 2023-24 and highlighted achievement of the past year during her inaugural address Jan. 5. To view her speech, visit the Wayne County Commission YouTube page.
OAG 2022 Annual Report
OAG 2022 Annual Report
Friday, January 20, 2023
Office of Legislative Auditor General's 2022 Annual Report; DAP No. 2023-57-800
Alisha Bell unanimously re-elected as Wayne County Commission Chair
Alisha Bell unanimously re-elected as Wayne County Commission Chair
Friday, January 6, 2023
Alisha Bell was unanimously re-elected as Wayne County Commission chair on Jan. 5, with Joseph Palamara unanimously re-elected vice-chair and Sam Baydoun unanimously re-elected chair pro-tem for the 2023-24 commission session.
Terry Marecki's final budget report for 2021-22
Terry Marecki's final budget report for 2021-22
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Budget report for District 9
Destruction of Controlled Substance Evidence - Agreed-Upon Procedures Report
Destruction of Controlled Substance Evidence - Agreed-Upon Procedures Report
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Auditor General's Agreed-Upon Procedures Report on the Destruction of Controlled Substance Evidence - Narcotics Enforcement Unit, Special Operations Division. The report is dated November 4, 2022; DAP No. 2022-57-011