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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 zoo millage revenue expected to drop due to COVID-19 pandemic
Wayne County zoo millage revenue expected to drop due to COVID-19 pandemic
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Revenue from Wayne County's portion of the tri-county zoo millage is expected to drop by roughly $530,000 for the coming year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell's newsletter for September 2020
Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell's newsletter for September 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Newsletter for District 7
Commissioner Monique Baker McCormick's summer 2020 newsletter
Commissioner Monique Baker McCormick's summer 2020 newsletter
Friday, September 4, 2020
Newsletter for District 6 - northwest Detroit
Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell issues statement on deputy's slaying
Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell issues statement on deputy's slaying
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Commission Chair Alisha Bell calls the death of jail Deputy Bryant Searcy a tragic reminder of the challenges law enforcement officers face and the sacrifices they make to keep the public safe.
Commissioner Melissa Daub's newsletter for summer 2020
Commissioner Melissa Daub's newsletter for summer 2020
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Newsletter for District 10: Plymouth/Canton
Commissioner Glenn S. Anderson's newsletter for September 2020
Commissioner Glenn S. Anderson's newsletter for September 2020
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Newsletter for District 12: Garden City, Inkster & Westland (part)