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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, Jan.. 24, 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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Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak's winter 2018 newsletter
Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak's winter 2018 newsletter
Friday, January 19, 2018
Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak represents the 13th District, which covers Allen Park and Dearborn.
Wayne County Commissioner Basham calls attention to EPA public hearing on hazardous wells
Wayne County Commissioner Basham calls attention to EPA public hearing on hazardous wells
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Commissioner Basham believes that increasing pressure in two hazardous injection wells can potentially spread hazardous waste over a large area of Wayne County.
Wayne County Clerk, Vital Services Division - Performance Audit
Wayne County Clerk, Vital Services Division - Performance Audit
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Office of the Wayne County Clerk, Vital Services Division - Performance Audit - DAP# 2017-57-011
District 9 Budget Transparency Fiscal Year 2016-17 Report
District 9 Budget Transparency Fiscal Year 2016-17 Report
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
District 9 office budget, as of September 30, 2017.
Department of Senior Services - Senior Citizens Nutrition Program Performance Audit CAP
Department of Senior Services - Senior Citizens Nutrition Program Performance Audit CAP
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Wayne County Department of Senior Services - Senior Citizens Nutrition Program Performance Audit - Corrective Action Plan - DAP# 2017-57-004.
Sheriff's Office Destruction of Controlled Substance Evidence - Agreed-Upon Procedures
Sheriff's Office Destruction of Controlled Substance Evidence - Agreed-Upon Procedures
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Narcotics Enforcement Unit, Destruction of Controlled Substance Evidence Agreed-Upon Procedures report - DAP# 2017-57-009