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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 2016-17 fiscal year's $1.5 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, 2017-2018 Edition."

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. The next meeting date is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 9 a.m.

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.

News & Events

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Commissioner Baker McCormick sets public Tea Time
Commissioner Baker McCormick sets public Tea Time
Friday - Mar. 01, 2019 10:00 AM - Friday - Mar. 01, 2019 12:00 PM
District 6 Wayne County Commissioner Monique Baker McCormick will meet with the public 10 a.m. Friday, March 1 at the Town Hall Cafe, 19180 W. Grand River, Detroit in the first of her quarterly Tea Time events.
Wayne County Commission committee meetings for Feb. 12 postponed
Wayne County Commission committee meetings for Feb. 12 postponed
Monday, February 11, 2019
Wayne County Commission committee meetings for Tuesday, Feb. 12 have been postponed. Affected meetings are those for committees on Public Services, Ways & Means and Health & Human Services.
Commissioners honor pioneering former Chair Jarrette Simmons
Commissioners honor pioneering former Chair Jarrette Simmons
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Wayne County Commissioners paused during their Feb. 7 meeting to honor the memory of former commission Chair Jarrette Simmons, the first African American woman to serve as chair, who passed away Dec. 2 at age 90. Simmons served as chair in 1978.
Commissioner Baydoun offers congratulations on special airport luncheon
Commissioner Baydoun offers congratulations on special airport luncheon
Monday, February 04, 2019
On Jan. 25, members of the Muslim American community, local elected officials and Transportation Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security employees broke bread together at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
Commissioner Marecki November budget report
Commissioner Marecki November budget report
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Commissioner Terry Marecki has published her office budget report for November 2018.
Wayne County Commission elects Alisha Bell as chair.
Wayne County Commission elects Alisha Bell as chair.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
The Wayne County Commission elected Alisha Bell on Jan. 8, 2019, as the ninth chair under the current Wayne County Charter.