Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Much of the now-available booklet was written by Wayne County Commission Chairman and Dearborn resident Gary Woronchak.
When residents of Dearborn and Allen Park said they didn’t know what the commission does or what services they get from the county, Wayne County Commission Chairman and Dearborn resident Gary Woronchak took it upon himself to educate them. A booklet explaining what Wayne County government is, what it does and how it works is now available, the commission announced Monday. “A Citizen’s Guide to Wayne County Government” is available now at various locations and through county commissioners, as well as online. 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 …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The committee will aim to determine where spending cuts need to be made, and if certain county departments are being adequately funded.
A new committee within the Wayne County Commission will aim to help solve the county's financial challenges. Commission Chairman and Dearborn resident Gary Woronchak explained that the Special Committee on Efficiency & Accountability will do a thorough review of county operations to determine if cost-effective improvements can be made and to find if some areas need additional funding to perform their basic functions. Commissioner Richard LeBlanc, D-Westland, was named chairman of the special committee. Commissioner Kevin McNamara, D-Belleville, will serve as vice chair. Other members include Commissioners Shannon Price, R-Canton, Martha Scott, D-Detroit, and Ilona Varga, D-Lincoln Park. The county needs to pay down an accumulated deficit …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Woronchak named finances, and restoring public faith in the county as major goals of this term in office.
Newly re-elected chairman of the Wayne County Commission Gary Woronchak has vowed to resolve the county's budget problems and restore citizens' faith in county government in his latest term in office. Woronchak (D-Dearborn) was elected at the commission’s organizational meeting Jan. 3 to a second term as chair. The 15 members of the Wayne County Commission elect a chair from among themselves at the beginning of each two-year term of office. Woronchak was elected to his fifth term on the commission in the Nov. 6 general election. As chairman, Woronchak is responsible for the commission’s $9.6 million budget and its employees, as well as scheduling and presiding over meetings and appointing members to standing committees and special task …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Amendments would affect such issues as the hiring and firing process for the county.
Among the items voters will consider in the Nov. 6 election will be five proposed amendments to the Wayne County Home Rule Charter. “The county charter sets the framework of Wayne County government, just as the state Constitution directs Michigan government, like a rule book for how the government does its business,” explained Wayne County Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak (D-Dearborn) in a release from the commission. The Wayne County Commission voted to ask voters on Nov. 6 to consider amendments that would: “Some of these are technical in nature, but all would change some aspect of how county government is run,” Woronchak said. The county commission is providing detailed information on each of the proposed amendments on the commission’…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
County Commission Chair and Dearborn resident Gary Woronchak said he opposed the millage because he doesn't want to "take advantage of taxpayers' generosity."
A tax increase proposal for Wayne County died this week in front of the Wayne County Commission, Chairman Gary Woronchak confirmed. Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting considered asking voters to approve a new property tax of just less than 1 mill to raise $39 million to go toward the operations of the county sheriff, prosecutor and Department of Children and Family Services. Under a county charter amendment put in place 14 years ago, putting any new or increased tax before voters requires a two-thirds vote–or “super majority”–of support by the 15-member commission. According to the Detroit Free Press, two versions of the bill were put forward. Both were similar, but one would last for three years; the other, 10. Both proposals, however…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Woronchak, a Dearborn native, is an incumbent Wayne County commissioner and former state representative.
Name : Gary Woronchak Age : 57 Place of residence : Dearborn Attended college : Yes College : University of Michigan-Dearborn, Henry Ford Community College Degree : B.A. Year of graduation : 1978 Job titles held : State Representative, newspaper editor Employers : Dearborn Press & Guide, the Daily Tribune Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: Wayne County Commissioner Chamber/district: 13th District Incumbent: Yes First elected: 02 November 2004 Previous elective offices : State Representative, 1999-2004 Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : State Representative 1996 Address PO Box 5546 Dearborn MI 48128 Website : www.commissionergary.com Current Chairman of the Wayne County Commission
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Dearborn Democrat has served on the commission since 2005.
Gary Woronchak will seek another term on the Wayne County Commission, the Dearborn Democrat announced Wednesday. Woronchak has served on the commission since 2005, and is currently the chairman of the commission, elected by his colleagues to that position in 2011. The former state legislator and newspaper editor is running in the 13th District, which includes Dearborn and Allen Park. “Our county is facing some unprecedented challenges, and the role of the Wayne County Commission in addressing those concerns is more important than ever,” Woronchak said in a statement. “I will respectfully ask the voters I have served for several years to re-elect me to the commission so I can continue to strengthen oversight of county government while …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Constan will run for the open seat in the 8th District, which serves Dearborn Heights, Redford Township and a section of Livonia.
State Rep. Bob Constan on Wednesday announced his candidacy for the open 8th District seat on the Wayne County Commission. Constan, a Democrat and resident of Dearborn Heights, said he hopes to improve the role of the commission in county government. “Our next Wayne County Commissioner must bring a new approach to the office,” Constan said. “The residents of the new 8th District must be represented vigorously and effectively.” Constan, serving his third and final term as State Representative, is a former member of the Dearborn Heights City Council. The 8th District includes all of Dearborn Heights and Redford Township and a southeast section of Livonia. Constan chaired the Government Operations Committee during the last legislative …