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Welcome

Greetings,

Welcome to the Wayne United homepage. We are excited to celebrate and promote the diversity that powers Wayne County's 43 communities.

Ranked 19th in population in the United States with 1.7 million people, Wayne County is the most populous county in Michigan.

It also serves as one of the most diverse communities in the entire nation. Wayne County is home to large African American, Hispanic, Asian and Arab populations, as well as home to communities with a strong German, Polish and Irish presence. It also has a large concentration of immigrants and refugees.


My Administration has always valued this county's rich diversity. Embracing diversity has given us the varied perspectives we need to solve our most pressing problems. I take pride walking into a meeting and seeing people of all races, genders, colors, religions, and creeds dedicated to making this county a better place. In Wayne County, we believe that America is great only when all feel welcome, when all feel valued, and when all feel like they have a role to play in the success of the American experiment.

Diversity is our strength. It is an asset - culturally, socially and economically - that should be celebrated. The strongest Wayne County is one based on inclusion and a plurality of cultures, people and perspectives. Diversity has left an indelible mark on our past and continues to define who we are today and it contributes directly to our quality of life. Diversity has dividends. Wayne County has benefitted from it for generations. So under the banner of Wayne United, we're going to work toward building a more inclusive community with the other great organizations already working in this space.

Sincerely,

Warren C. Evans
Wayne County Executive

About Wayne United

Overview

Wayne United is an initiative launched by the Wayne County Executive's office to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the County. The initiative will develop a strategic plan to foster a welcoming environment where all residents can thrive. It will increase awareness and convene a community-wide dialogue through collaboration between community, civic and business partners that informs Wayne County's public service.

Mission

To create an environment that fosters equity, diversity and inclusion by promoting awareness equality and respect throughout Wayne County's 43 communities.