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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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Major discussion to be held on solid waste issues in Wayne County
Major discussion to be held on solid waste issues in Wayne County
Monday, November 23, 2020
Health and Human Services Committee meeting scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Commissioner Clark-Coleman providing Thanksgiving dinners to those in need
Commissioner Clark-Coleman providing Thanksgiving dinners to those in need
Friday, November 20, 2020
Wayne County Commissioner Irma Clark-Coleman (D-Detroit) next week will continue her annual program of donating turkey dinners to those in need, an event she says is more necessary than ever.
Wayne County Commission calls on state to make sure all votes count
Wayne County Commission calls on state to make sure all votes count
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Wayne County Commissioners today adopted a resolution calling on the Board of State Canvassers for the State of Michigan to make sure all votes from this month's election are counted and certified in a timely fashion.
Wayne County Commission toughens penalties against drag racing
Wayne County Commission toughens penalties against drag racing
Thursday, November 19, 2020
The Wayne County Commission has adopted ordinance revisions designed to prevent drag racing on county roads.
Discussion to focus on solid waste issues throughout Wayne County
Discussion to focus on solid waste issues throughout Wayne County
Thursday, November 19, 2020
A discussion on solid waste issues in Wayne County, from the type of materials stored in the county to proposed changes to state landfill laws, is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 before the county commission's Committee on Health and Human Services.
Statement from Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell on Wayne County Board of Canvassers vote
Statement from Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell on Wayne County Board of Canvassers vote
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
'The action today by the Republican appointed members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers is an appalling outrage. They are denying justice and insulting and disregarding the will of Wayne County voters.'