Welcome to the Inside Wayne County blog from the office of County Executive Warren C. Evans. On this page, we'll provide updates on county government and highlight positive stories about the people and businesses that make Wayne County, and its 43 communities, a dynamic and inclusive place.
Our region is under a heat advisory. Stay safe and drink plenty of water. If you need a cool place to go, you can find a running list of cooling centers on WayneCounty.com or by searching the #WayneCountyCoolingCenters hashtag on Twitter.
Credit agency cites 'improved fiscal and operational management' in announcement that likely lowers County's cost to borrow for facilities and infrastructure investments.
Transit doesn't subsidize Detroit. What transit does, is subsidize routes. And routes are where people go, and where people go, are where the routes are. And that's where the dollars should be spent.
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans took a bus ride from Detroit to a jobs center in Novi, that required a two-mile walk to reach the final destination, to demonstrate the real need for true regional transit in Southeast Michigan.
The month of May was recognized as Senior Nutrition Awareness Month by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, encouraging individuals as well as county businesses, service clubs and other organizations to participate in the Motor City Wheels campaign
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans released a letter to the Michigan House of Representatives Tax Policy Committee expressing his opposition to House Bill 5870, which would allow communities to 'opt-out' of the Regional Transit Authority.
Wayne County Assistant County Executive Khalil Rahal discussed community and economic business development opportunities with more than 50 'partners' at the Wayne County Community Partner Forum
In the first quarter of 2018, the Aerotropolis team responded to 19 business expansion inquires and submitted 58 sites on behalf of the communities it represents.
Kevin Gunn, a veteran bridge manager in Wayne County's Department of Public Services, noticed the approach to the Jefferson Ave bridge deck over the Ecorse River was in such bad shape that motorists were avoiding the bridge altogether.
Wayne County's Director of Juvenile and Youth Services Shenetta Coleman was announced today as one of Gov. Rick Snyder's appointees to serve on the restructured Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice.
Nearly 400 businesspeople and entrepreneurs attended Wayne County's second Business Resource Network Roundtable event at Schoolcraft College in Livonia Tuesday morning to network and learn more about succeeding in business.
The need for a stronger and more unified Southeastern Michigan was much of what drove the conversation during Thursday's Detroit Region Aerotropolis Annual Meeting.
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans spoke with WJR's Frank Beckmann Wednesday about the insufficiency of the state's supplemental road funding. He also discussed his experience as a career law enforcement officer in dangerous, high-stress situations.
Over the weekend, Wayne County lost a true public servant with the passing of former Commissioner Burton Leland, who served on the Wayne County Commission since his election in 2006.
The Wayne County Commission passed a resolution, sponsored by Commissioner Alicia Bell, to honor Black History Month.
More than 34 million travelers pass through the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) every year, which is why the DTW is a key touch point for any effort to contain or address communicable viruses such as Hep A.
At Transportation Riders United's State of Transit annual meeting, Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans talked about efforts to put a plan for regional transit on the 2018 ballot.
Henry Dachowitz brings with him to Wayne County nearly 40 years as a finance professional. Armed with a Harvard MBA, Henry is credited with leading the financial turnaround of Nassau County, New York as Treasurer from 2002-06.
At the Detroit Economic Club's Big Four Luncheon, Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans argues that regional cooperation toward a true regional transit system that better serves the residents of SE Michigan is critically important to forward progress.
When the 2018 North American International Auto Show at Cobo opens to the general public Saturday, vehicles assembled in Wayne County will be among the highlights.
Executive Warren Evans delivered keynote remarks at the Urban League of Southeastern Michigan's annual All People's Breakfast on MLK Day. Evans shared his thoughts on the necessity for all of us to work together for a stronger, more inclusive community.
For Wayne County employees, their jobs are more than just a paycheck. They're an opportunity to serve their community and the people who live in Wayne County.
The prospect of Detroit landing a fifth major sports team is exciting and would further demonstrate the vitality of our burgeoning downtown. Wayne County is proud to support Detroit's Major League Soccer bid.
The 1st episode of Inside Wayne County, hosted by Lloyd Jackson
The 6th episode features Dr. Mouhanad Hamammi, Director of Wayne County's Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness!
The 17th episode features Dearborn Mayor Jack B. O'Reilly and Wayne County's Director of the Department of Health Veterans and Community Wellness, Dr. Mouhanad Hammami.
The 12th episode features Wayne County Commission Chair Gary Woronchak
The 3rd episode of Inside Wayne County, hosted by Lloyd Jackson
The 15th episode features Wayne County's Interim Director of the Department of Public Services, Beverly Watts.
The 16th episode features First Lady Sheila Vann of the First Ladies of Wayne County discussing the Bringing Justice Initiative.
The 9th episode features the Wayne County Register of Deeds Bernard Youngblood
The 5th episode features Ann Leen, Director of Wayne County's Community Development Department!
The 7th episode features Dave Szymanski, Deputy Director of the Wayne County Treasurer's Office
The 11th episode features the Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon
In the 2nd episode of Inside Wayne County host Lloyd Jackson discusses the Wayne County Parks System with Parks Director Lawrence Hemingway!