– April 7, 2013Posted in: Stories
Photo courtesy of the Wayne County Board of commissioners A booklet explaining what Wayne County government is, what it does and how it works has been published by the Wayne County Commission. A booklet explaining what Wayne County government is, what it does and how it works has been published by the Wayne County Commission. “A Citizen’s Guide to Wayne County Government” is available now at various locations and through county commissioners, as well as online, said Wayne County Commissioner Diane Webb (D-Dearborn Heights). The Citizen’s Guide is 24 pages of information ranging from how the county was formed, to the structure of Wayne County government and a sampling of the services the county provides. It includes a section on how county government is financed, including a breakdown of property taxes collected by the county. It also has a complete listing of all Wayne County elected officials and their contact information. Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak (D-Dearborn) said he got the idea for the booklet from people in his district who said they didn’t know what the commission does or what services they get from the county. Woronchak, a former longtime newspaper editor, wrote much of the booklet along with the commission’s public information staff. “I would like to congratulate and thank Chairman Woronchak on overseeing the production of this comprehensive guide that will go a long way in explaining to constituents the responsibilities of the commission and inter-workings of county government,” Webb said. “This informative booklet will be available throughout Dearborn Heights for constituents to pick up and learn more about the duties of county officials as outlined in our county charter.” County residents can obtain booklets online or by calling their individual commissioner. Booklets can be downloaded from the “News & Resources” menu on the commission’s home page at www.waynecounty.com/commission. Residents can locate their commissioner on the interactive map on the commission’s home page, or by calling the commission’s general information number, 313-224-2383.