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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, 2020-21 Edition."

Special note:

The schedule of meetings on the 2022-23 Wayne County Budget has been released. To view the schedule, click here.
Dates and times are subject to change, updates will be posted on this site.

Rules of procedures

The Wayne county Commissionion rules of procedures for its 2022 session are available by clicking on the link below.

Rules of Procedures

View Wayne County Commission meetings on YouTube

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

Next Meeting - August 17, 2022, at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers, Mezzanine, Guardian Building. Click here for agenda.
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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 download the form click here.

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).
View past Ethics Board board eetings

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News & Events

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Wayne County Commission adopts budget, seeks to boost hiring, worker retention
Wayne County Commission adopts budget, seeks to boost hiring, worker retention
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Wayne County Commissioners today adopted a balanced $1.82 billion operating budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, with a pledge to look at ways to continue to attract and retain existing employees in the coming year.It is considered a status quo budget.
HealthChoice of Michigan FY 2021 Financial Assessment - Limited Review Report
HealthChoice of Michigan FY 2021 Financial Assessment - Limited Review Report
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Auditor General's Financial Assessment - Limited Review Report for the HealthChoice of Michigan Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021. The report is dated September 2, 2022; DAP No. 2022-57-905
Budget Sensitive Issues/ Review of the County's FY 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Budget Sensitive Issues/ Review of the County's FY 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Friday, September 2, 2022
Auditor General's Consulting Report on Budget Sensitive Issues and Review of Wayne County's September 30, 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. The Report is dated July 27, 2022; DAP No. 2022-57-802
Commissioner Marecki's office budget report
Commissioner Marecki's office budget report
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
District 9 report covers period from October 2021 to June 2022.
Contract to Provide Medical Examiner Services Performance Audit
Contract to Provide Medical Examiner Services Performance Audit
Friday, August 19, 2022
Office of Legislative Auditor General's performance report on the Department of Health, Human and Veteran Services Contract to Provide Medical Examiner Services. The report is dated August 1, 2022; DAP No. 2021-57-003
Commissioners call for equal pregnancy care for all women
Commissioners call for equal pregnancy care for all women
Friday, August 5, 2022
Wayne County Commissioners Thursday adopted a resolution calling for elected officials at all levels to implement programs providing quality pregnancy care for all women, regardless of race, ethnic background or income level.