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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 2016-17 fiscal year's $1.5 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, 2017-2018 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. The next meeting date is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 9 a.m.

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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Commissioner Marecki budget report through Jan. 31
Commissioner Marecki budget report through Jan. 31
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Commissioner Terry Marecki's budget report through Jan. 31.
Wayne County Commission honors former Detroit News sportswriter Lynn Henning
Wayne County Commission honors former Detroit News sportswriter Lynn Henning
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Wayne County Commissioners honored former Detroit News sportswriter Lynn Henning March 7 with a resolution acknowledging his long, distinguished, journalism career.
Wayne County Commissioners honor former Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley
Wayne County Commissioners honor former Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Wayne County Commissioners on March 7 adopted a resolution honoring former Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley for her distinguished, award-winning career in journalism.
Wayne County Commission adopts transparency measure
Wayne County Commission adopts transparency measure
Friday, March 08, 2019
The Wayne County Commission today approved a transparency measure that will become part of its Rules of Procedure. The rules, which govern how the commission operates, were approved by the commission today at its full board meeting.
Commissioner Terry Marecki's budget report through 12/31/18
Commissioner Terry Marecki's budget report through 12/31/18
Thursday, March 07, 2019
District 9 Wayne County Commissioner Terry Marecki (R-Livonia) has posted her office budget report through Dec. 31, 2018.
Commissioners Clark-Coleman, Killeen gain appointments
Commissioners Clark-Coleman, Killeen gain appointments
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Wayne County Commissioner Irma Clark-Coleman was appointed to the Wayne County Community Corrections Advisory Board and Commissioner Tim Killeen was reappointed to the Wayne County Art Institute Authority Board in action by the county commission.