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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."

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.

News & Events

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Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen receives Public Policy Award
Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen receives Public Policy Award
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen was presented with the Public Policy Award by the The Arc Detroit at its 68th Annual Legacy Awards banquet, held Sept. 14.
Wayne County Commissioners pledge support for 'Hidden Heroes' military caregivers
Wayne County Commissioners pledge support for 'Hidden Heroes' military caregivers
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Wayne County Commissioners on Sept. 5 unanimously supported a resolution pledging to support those who care for military veterans by becoming part of the national Hidden Heroes movement.
Commissioner Daub to hold Sept. 25 town hall
Commissioner Daub to hold Sept. 25 town hall
Wednesday - Sep. 25, 2019 7:00 PM -
Wayne County Commissioner Melissa Daub will hold a town hall meeting, A Citizen's Guide to Wayne County Government, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Summit On The Park, 4600 Summit Parkway, Canton. Call (313) 224-0882 or email district10@waynecounty.com.
Wayne County Commissioner Baker McCormick to launch 'The War on Trash' initiative on Sept. 7
Wayne County Commissioner Baker McCormick to launch 'The War on Trash' initiative on Sept. 7
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Wayne County Commissioner Monique Baker McCormick, D-Detroit, has scheduled a meeting for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 to launch 'The War on Trash,' an anti-littering campaign targeting her northwest Detroit commission district.
Commissioner Marecki's budget report through 6/30/19
Commissioner Marecki's budget report through 6/30/19
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Office budget report for Commissioner Terry Marecki through June 30, 2019.
Budget Sensitive Issues/Review of the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2018
Budget Sensitive Issues/Review of the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2018
Monday, August 12, 2019
Office of the Legislative Auditor General's Consulting Report on Budget Sensitive Issues/Review of the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2018. DAP #2019-57-802.