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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, 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 Commission creates new standing committee on senior, veterans issues
Wayne County Commission creates new standing committee on senior, veterans issues
Thursday, January 21, 2021
The Wayne County Commission has created a new standing committee on senior citizens and veterans' issues with the start of its 2021-22 legislative session. The committee will by chaired by Commissioner Martha G. Scott.
Wayne County Commission calls for return of auto show to Detroit
Wayne County Commission calls for return of auto show to Detroit
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Wayne County Commissioners adopted a resolution urging the Detroit Auto Dealers Association to continue holding the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, after its decision to cancel this year's show and replace it with an event in Pontiac.
Update on COVID-19 vaccines
Update on COVID-19 vaccines
Thursday, January 14, 2021
The attached update on COVID-19 vaccines in Wayne County is effective as of Jan. 14, 2021
Wayne County advises those 65 and older that  vaccine info will come from health systems
Wayne County advises those 65 and older that vaccine info will come from health systems
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Wayne County is advising those 65 and older to register through their online patient portal with their hospital system, if they haven't already, to receive information on when they might receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Wayne County health officials to give update on COVID-19 vaccines
Wayne County health officials to give update on COVID-19 vaccines
Monday, January 11, 2021
Wayne County Health Department officials will provide a public update on vaccine distribution and other issues related to the county's COVID-19 response at the 1:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting of the Wayne County Commission Committee on Health & Human Services.
Alisha Bell re-elected as Wayne County Commission Chair, other officers also chosen
Alisha Bell re-elected as Wayne County Commission Chair, other officers also chosen
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Wayne County Commissioner Alisha Bell (D-Detroit) was unanimously re-elected as commission Chair on Thursday during the board organizational meeting for 2021-22. Joseph Palamara was elected vice-chair and Sam Baydoun vice-chair pro tem.