Ford Weber, CEcD

Director of Economic Development
City of Dayton
Dayton, OH

Ford Weber is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Dayton. Immediately prior to coming to Dayton, Ford was Director of Economic Development for Lucas County. Ford is a native of Toledo and earned a BS in History from the University of Toledo and a JD from the UT College of Law. Ford obtained his Certification in Economic Development (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in December 2010.

Ford practiced law full-time for fourteen years in both the private and public sectors before transitioning his career to economic and community development. Ford has served in a number of senior positions with the City of Toledo, and the City of Roanoke, Virginia. Ford also headed the Richmond, Virginia office of a national non-profit community development organization for three years. Under Ford’s leadership, the City of Toledo obtained $7.7 million in Federal and State brownfield grants. More recently, the City of Dayton has received a $400,000 brownfield assessment grant from U.S. EPA.

Ford served as President of NORED (Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development Association) from 2012-2013, and is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the YMCA/JCC of Greater Toledo. While in Virginia, Ford served on Governor Tim Kaine’s Foreclosure Prevention Task Force.