Defiance Comprehensive Plan

Community officials have started the process to update the community’s comprehensive plan, and we need your help. You can start doing your part to Plan Defiance by taking a community survey that can be found by clicking here:

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Why Choose Defiance County, Ohio 



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Meet The Team


Erika Willitzer

Executive Director

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Hi, I'm Erika Willitzer, I was born and raised in Defiance County. I'm so happy to be back working in the community that helped build me. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or reach out via email:


Kortney Williams

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Marketing & Workforce Manager

Hi, I'm Kortney Williams. I have worked in economic development for four years now and enjoy marketing Defiance County as a great place to live, grow, and work.  Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or reach out via email:

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Office Manager

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Hi, I'm Hannah Waterman. Defiance County is a special place to me. I have lived here, earned my college degree here, and now have the pleasure of working here.  Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or reach out via email:

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