Audrey Cline

Building Design Council

Audrey Cline

Audrey Cline is the Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Durham, NH; the current President of the New Hampshire Seacoast Code Officials Association; the Vice President of the Eastern States Building Officials Federation; and serves on the Governing Committee of the Building Membership Council of International Code Council.

She believes that codes should be living documents to serve the changing needs of communities. She gets passionate about providing training, education and mentoring in her professional organizations and to the citizens that come through her office. She really loves zoning, which seeks to find a balance between personal property rights and the public right to safe and healthy surroundings. She positively enjoys tackling the challenges posed by old buildings, multi-use projects, and shoreline regulations.

From exploring the country in her youth she gained an appreciation for entrepreneurial spirit and craftmanship while working on a beer barley farm, fabricating sterling silver jewelry for sale, and mowing lawns, after which she settled in Sandwich NH to raise a family and attend New Hampshire Technical Institute, where she graduated with an A.S. in Architectural Engineering.

While self-employed as a residential designer based in Wolfeboro, Audrey volunteered on the Board of the Eastern Lakes Housing Coalition as well as serving as the Regional Supervisor for the White Mountain Region Pony Club. Audrey’s interest in codes was born by an ad in the local paper for a Zoning Enforcement Officer. Eight years in Wolfeboro’s building and zoning office was followed by Building Department Head in Stratham, and then Code Administrator in Durham, home to the University of New Hampshire.  She enjoys lite hiking and camping in the White Mountains, pleasure bicycling, and flower gardening. Audrey lives in Wolfeboro with her wonderful daughter and two beastly dogs.

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