The Midcoast Code Enforcement Officers Association announced the selection of David Studer as Code Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Studer has served as CEO for the city of Belfast for eight years. The association made the presentation June 23 at its annual meeting in the Belfast City Boathouse. This was the seventh year the award has been presented.

Studer was one of the founders of the 17-year-old association of code enforcement officers, which includes members from Knox, Waldo, Hancock, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Kennebec counties. The meeting was attended by 21 members who elected officers for the coming year, including President Don McPherson of Boothbay, Vice President Scott Bickford of Rockport, Secretary Studer and Treasurer Bill O’Donnell of Warren.

This year’s annual meeting topic was the state building and energy code. Guests included State Reps. Andy O’Brien of Lincolnville and Michael Thibodeau of Winterport, Sen. Chris Rector of Thomaston, building standards training coordinator Amanda Lessard and Dick Dolby, acting director of the Building Code and Standards Bureau.

MCEOA holds monthly meetings “to promote better local government through the exchange of ideas, practices and procedures that will benefit code officers in their daily work.”