Lynn Underwood serves as the Building Official for York County under the Department of Planning and Development Services. A resident of York County, Lynn has worked in the building safety profession since 1984 in jurisdictions across the United States and globally. He is a graduate engineer from New Mexico State University and holds 15 certifications in inspection and plan review categories and is both a Certified Building Official and a Master Code Professional with the International Code Council. He is a past President of the Virginia Building and Code Official’s Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of ICC. Lynn has written nine books on building codes and construction and regularly teaches classes on the subject. A former Marine and veteran of Viet Nam, his hobbies include woodworking, photography, and writing.