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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."

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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.

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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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.

View past Ethics Board board meetings

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News & Events

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Wayne County Residential Alternative to Prison (WRAP) Program - Performance Audit
Wayne County Residential Alternative to Prison (WRAP) Program - Performance Audit
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Office of Legislative Auditor General's Performance Audit Report on the Department of Health, Human and Veteran Services, Community Corrections-Wayne County Residential Alternative to Prison (WRAP) Program. DAP No. 2018-57-002.
Wayne County Land Bank, Right of Refusal Program
Wayne County Land Bank, Right of Refusal Program
Monday, December 16, 2019
Office of the Legislative Auditor General's Performance Audit Report on the Wayne County Land Bank, Right of Refusal Program. DAP #2018-57-005.
Wayne County Commissioners approve selling two historic Ford mills, acquiring new park land
Wayne County Commissioners approve selling two historic Ford mills, acquiring new park land
Friday, December 6, 2019
Wayne County Commissioners voted Dec. 5 to sell two historic Ford Village Industry mills in Hines Park to artist Tony Roko and developer Richard D. Cox.
Wayne County Commissioners remember late Trenton Mayor Kyle Stack
Wayne County Commissioners remember late Trenton Mayor Kyle Stack
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Wayne County Commissioners paused Thursday to honor the memory of Trenton Mayor Kyle Stack, who passed away Nov. 29.
Wayne County Commissioner Clark-Coleman distributes turkey dinners to Detroit families
Wayne County Commissioner Clark-Coleman distributes turkey dinners to Detroit families
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Hundreds of Detroit families received a complete Thanksgiving Dinner courtesy of Wayne County Commissioner Irma Clark-Coleman, Living Waters Church and participating businesses.
Committee meetings for Nov. 26 moved
Committee meetings for Nov. 26 moved
Thursday, November 21, 2019
All Wayne County Commission committee meetings for Tuesday, Nov. 26 have been moved from the seventh floor meeting room to Commission Chambers on the Mezzanine Level of the Guardian Building, 500 Griswold, Detroit.