State of the County Press Kit
About County Executive Warren C. Evans
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Madonna University, a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Detroit, and a Juris Doctor degree from Detroit College of Law. I am a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the D.C. Bar, and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. I was appointed as Wayne County Sheriff in 2003, where I served until 2009, winning two subsequent elections in 2004 and 2008. I also served as Chief of Staff of the Wayne County Commission, Assistant County Executive, and Chief of Special Operations of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.
As the County Executive, I have received the honor of being the first African American to receive a terminal named in my honor at Detroit-Metro Airport; the Warren Cleage Evans Terminal.
Since 2014, we have worked together to build a stronger and more economical sound Wayne County. By prioritizing and restoring fiscal stability, together, we were able to eliminate the $82 million accumulated deficit and $52 million structural deficit. Now that we have achieved a balanced budget and since exited the consent agreement with the state, we've been able to watch the County's credit ratings steadily rise across the nation's top three credit rating agencies.
I will continue to proudly serve our state's most populous county with diligence, tenacity, and integrity as we continue to offer high standards for our resident's way of life.
Warren C. Evans
Wayne County Executive