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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 Sewage Disposal Systems FY 2018 Financial Assessment-Limited Review
Wayne County Sewage Disposal Systems FY 2018 Financial Assessment-Limited Review
Monday, July 15, 2019
Office of the Legislative Auditor General's Financial Assessment-Limited Review report for the Wayne County Sewage Disposal System's Audited Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2018. DAP No. 2019-57-903.
Wayne County Land Bank Corporation FY 2018 Financial Assessment-Limited Review
Wayne County Land Bank Corporation FY 2018 Financial Assessment-Limited Review
Monday, July 15, 2019
Office of the Legislative Auditor General's Financial Assessment-Limited Review report for the Wayne County Land Bank Corporation's Audited Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2018. DAP No. 2019-57-904.
Wayne County Building Authority FY 2018 Financial Assessment-Limited Review
Wayne County Building Authority FY 2018 Financial Assessment-Limited Review
Friday, July 12, 2019
Office of the Legislative Auditor General's Financial Assessment-Limited Review report for the Wayne County Building Authority Audited Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2018. DAP No. 2019-57-905.
Wayne County Commissioners wear white to honor 100th anniversary of women's vote
Wayne County Commissioners wear white to honor 100th anniversary of women's vote
Thursday, June 20, 2019
The women of the Wayne County Commission were dressed in white for the Thursday, June 20, commission meeting to honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Commissioner Terry Marecki's budget report for April 2019
Commissioner Terry Marecki's budget report for April 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Commissioner Terry Marecki's budget report for April 2019.
Commissioners tour port authority dock
Commissioners tour port authority dock
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Commissioners Glenn S. Anderson, Sam Baydoun, Monique Baker McCormick and Al Haidous, along with commission staff, toured the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority dock in southwest Detroit on June 17.