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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.

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News & Events

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Wayne County Commission small business task force to meet
Wayne County Commission small business task force to meet
Friday, March 27, 2020
The Wayne County Commission has formed a task force to help small businesses and non-profits with the the COVID-19 shutdown. It will meet electronically 11 a.m. Monday, March 30. The agenda, and how the public can participate via Zoom, is attached.
Commissioner Melissa Daub's March 2020 newsletter
Commissioner Melissa Daub's March 2020 newsletter
Friday, March 27, 2020
March 2020 newsletter for District 10
Notice on how the public can participate in  virtual Wayne County Commission meetings
Notice on how the public can participate in virtual Wayne County Commission meetings
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The Wayne County Commission will be meting via teleconferencing until further notice. You can join meetings by visiting https://zoom.us/j/8599664354 and dialing (312) 626-6799. The meeting ID no. is 859 966 4354. Email questions: plane@waynecounty.com
Notice regarding Wayne County Commission meetings
Notice regarding Wayne County Commission meetings
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Wayne County Commission meetings will be held remotely beginning March 26.
Commissioner Terry Marecki's budget report for March 2020
Commissioner Terry Marecki's budget report for March 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
District 9 budget report for March 2020
Department of Public Service - Division of Engineering Permits Office Performance CAP
Department of Public Service - Division of Engineering Permits Office Performance CAP
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Corrective Action Plan and Auditor General's Assessment for the Department of Public Service - Division of Engineering Permits Office Performance Audit Report - DAP No. 2019-57-005.