Bellefontaine Mayor Ben Stahler announced Thursday evening that Weston Dodds has been appointed as the city’s new service-safety director, effective July 4.
The announcement comes following current Bellefontaine Service-Director David Henry accepting an employment offer from the Logan County Commissioners as the new county administrator, effective July 6. Henry has served in his current role with the city since April 23, 2018.
Dodds began his service to the residents of Bellefontaine in 2014, serving as the first code enforcement officer for the city. He quickly developed the role into an integral part of the administrative team for the city, Mayor Stahler said.
“Wes has been a vital part of our city team over the past seven years and I believe he comes to this career with all of the right credentials. As a municipality, the various departments work well with one another. As Bellefontaine continues to gain momentum, in so many categories, we’re glad to have Wes move into his new position.”
During previous years, Dodds has taken on additional responsibilities with the city administration. He also worked with capital projects and grant writing and administration, as well as various other economic development programs.
In addition to his daily job duties, Dodds has also represented the city of Bellefontaine on several local and regional boards including: Bellefontaine Board of Zoning Appeals, Logan County Land Reutilization Corporation, Logan-Union-Champaign Regional Planning Commission (second vice president) and the Ohio Code Enforcement Officials Association (vice president).
Dodds is also a graduate of the Leadership Logan County Program.
Prior to his employment with the city, Wes spent seven years as a land use planner for the Logan-Union-Champaign Regional Planning Commission where he primarily assisted townships, villages and cities with zoning and mapping.
He also served as a corrections officer for the Logan County Sheriff’s Office for six years.
In all, Dodds has nearly 20 years’ experience with local government in Logan County.
A graduate of Benjamin Logan High School and a lifelong resident of the Bellefontaine area, he currently resides in Bellefontaine. Outside of the office, he is an avid golfer, enjoys fishing, outdoor activities and reading.