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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.

View past Ethics Board board meetings

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News & Events

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Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell's e-newsletter for July 21, 2020
Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell's e-newsletter for July 21, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
E-newsletter for District 7
Statement from Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell on the passing of Congressman John Lewis
Statement from Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell on the passing of Congressman John Lewis
Saturday, July 18, 2020
'Our nation has lost a civil rights champion. John Lewis was an apostle of nonviolence who often was found leading the bloody campaign to end Jim Crow laws.' Click below for full statement.
Commission Chair Alisha Bell calls on Michigan to 'Mask Up'
Commission Chair Alisha Bell calls on Michigan to 'Mask Up'
Friday, July 17, 2020
Face masks are now required in all indoor spaces and crowded outdoor spaces in Michigan per order of Gov. Whitmer.
Historic Negro League ballpark to receive nearly $500,000 facelift via federal grant
Historic Negro League ballpark to receive nearly $500,000 facelift via federal grant
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hamtramck Stadium, the historic ballpark where baseball Hall of Fame members Turkey Stearnes, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige and many other Negro League legends once played, will receive a facelift of nearly $500,000 through a National Park Service grant.
Wayne County Commissioners seek to maintain hazardous material ban for Ambassador Bridge
Wayne County Commissioners seek to maintain hazardous material ban for Ambassador Bridge
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Wayne County Commissioners have unanimously approved a resolution calling on Michigan officials to block the latest effort by Ambassador Bridge operators to allow hazardous materials to be transported across the bridge, which connects the U.S. and Canada.
Commissioner Marecki's office budget report for June 2020
Commissioner Marecki's office budget report for June 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020
District 9 report