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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."

Chairman Gary Woronchak's remarks at the January 5, 2017 Wayne County Commission meeting after his election as chair for the 2017-18 legislative session.

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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Budget Sensitive Issues/Review of the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2017
Budget Sensitive Issues/Review of the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2017
Monday, September 17, 2018
Office of Legislative Auditor General's Consulting Report on Budget Sensitive Issues/Review of the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2017. DAP #2018-57-804.
Wayne County Treasurer 2016 Stadium Excise Tax Agreed-Upon Procedures
Wayne County Treasurer 2016 Stadium Excise Tax Agreed-Upon Procedures
Monday, September 17, 2018
Office of the Wayne County Treasurer, Review of the 2016 Stadium Excise Tax, Independent Agreed-Upon Procedures report. DAP #2017-57-007.
District 9 Budget Transparency as of July 1, 2018
District 9 Budget Transparency as of July 1, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Commissioner Terry Marecki's budget transparency as of July 1, 2018
Wayne County Sewage Disposal Systems Audited Financial Statements FY 2017
Wayne County Sewage Disposal Systems Audited Financial Statements FY 2017
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Office of Legislative Auditor General's Financial Assessment - Limited Review report for the Wayne County Sewage Disposal Systems Audited Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2017. DAP No. 2018-57-902
Greater Wayne County Economic Development Corporation's FYs 2016-2017 Audited Financial Statements
Greater Wayne County Economic Development Corporation's FYs 2016-2017 Audited Financial Statements
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Office of Legislative Auditor General's Financial Assessment - Limited Review report for the Greater Wayne County Economic Development Corporation's Audited Financial Statements for the Fiscal Years Ended September 30, 2017 and 2016. DAP No. 2018-57-903
Wayne County Land Bank Corporation's FY 2017 Audited Financial Statements
Wayne County Land Bank Corporation's FY 2017 Audited Financial Statements
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Office of Legislative Auditor General's Financial Assessment - Limited Review report for the Wayne County Land Bank Corporation's Audited Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2017. DAP No. 2018-57-905