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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 2016-17 fiscal year's $1.5 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, 2017-2018 Edition."

Chairman Gary Woronchak's remarks at the January 5, 2017 Wayne County Commission meeting after his election as chair for the 2017-18 legislative session.

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. The next meeting date is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m. Click here for agenda.

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.

News & Events

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Commissioner Joseph Palamara's Fall 2017 newsletter
Commissioner Joseph Palamara's Fall 2017 newsletter
Monday, October 30, 2017
Commissioner Joseph Palamara serves the 15th District, which covers Ecorse, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, River Rouge, Riverview, Southgate, Trenton and Wyandotte.
Wayne County Auditor General's office once again receives high marks in peer review process
Wayne County Auditor General's office once again receives high marks in peer review process
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Wayne County's auditing policies and procedures have again received high marks after review by an outside agency.
Significant progress made on County Commission Pension Plan Initiative
Significant progress made on County Commission Pension Plan Initiative
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Significant progress has been made in resolving details of a Wayne County Commission initiative that would add extra money to the county's underfunded pension system, Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak announced today.
Commission Vice-Chair Alisha Bell's fall 2017 newsletter
Commission Vice-Chair Alisha Bell's fall 2017 newsletter
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Commission Vice-Chair Alisha Bell represents the 7th District, which covers part of Detroit's far west side.
District 9 Budget Transparency Report, as of September 1, 2017
District 9 Budget Transparency Report, as of September 1, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
District 9 office budget, as of September 1, 2017
Commissioner Glenn S. Anderson's Fall 2017 newsletter
Commissioner Glenn S. Anderson's Fall 2017 newsletter
Friday, September 22, 2017
Commissioner Glenn S. Anderson serves the 12th District, which covers Garden City, Inkster and most of Westland.