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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, Jan.. 24, at 9 a.m. Click here for agenda.

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 Marecki's District 9 office hours for 2018
Commissioner Marecki's District 9 office hours for 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Join Commissioner Marecki at her monthly office hours to discuss Wayne County issues.
District 9 Budget Transparency Report, as of February 1, 2018
District 9 Budget Transparency Report, as of February 1, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
District 9 office budget as of February 1, 2018
Corporation Counsel - Outside Legal Services Performance Audit
Corporation Counsel - Outside Legal Services Performance Audit
Monday, March 12, 2018
Wayne County Department of Corporation Counsel - Outside Legal Services Performance Audit. DAP No. 2017-57-012
Office of Legislative Auditor General 2018 Audit Work Plan
Office of Legislative Auditor General 2018 Audit Work Plan
Monday, March 12, 2018
Office of Legislative Auditor General's Engagements and Other Projects, Audit/Work Plan, Year 2018. DAP No. 2018-57-802.
Commissioner Basham: State House bill threatens Great Lakes
Commissioner Basham: State House bill threatens Great Lakes
Friday, March 02, 2018
House Bill 5638 would allow farms and businesses digging irrigation wells to provide their own analysis of the impact their use would have. Farms would also be exempt from the state's Freedom of Information Act, keeping the public in the dark.
Wayne County Treasurer's Office Investment Reports FY 2017 Limited Analytical Review
Wayne County Treasurer's Office Investment Reports FY 2017 Limited Analytical Review
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Office of Legislative Auditor General's Limited Analytical Review report of the Wayne County Treasurer's Office, Investment Reports for Fiscal Year 2017. DAP No. 2018-57-900.