About Nancy Cline


Nancy Cline is a local civil engineer and president of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School Board.

Cline’s experience as a civil engineer makes her uniquely qualified to tackle today’s infrastructure problems and plan for the future to get traffic moving and make our roadways safer. A Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager, Cline’s distinguished career includes work as an Area Engineer for TxDOT, Director of Public Works for Addison, and as the Civil Engineering Division Manager for the City of Carrollton.

She is currently a Director on the American Society of Civil Engineers Board representing Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Mexico, and previously she chaired the Surface Transportation Technical Committee (STTC) at the North Central Texas Council of Governments. STTC provides technical recommendations to the region’s elected officials on transportation issues. She received the “Service to the People” award from the Texas Section of the ASCE and was named “Engineer of the Year” by the Dallas Branch of the ASCE.

As the two-time President of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School Board, Cline has also been on the front lines in the battle to empower parents and provide teachers with the resources they need so that all students can excel. She has always put the emphasis on the student, all the while cutting administrative costs and looking for other ways to reduce waste and inefficiency to protect taxpayers. During her tenure on the board, Cline led the district in reducing the tax rate 12 out of the last 15 years.

Cline earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering from Texas A&M University. She and her husband, Jim, who retired from the Texas Army National Guard as a lieutenant colonel, are the proud parents of three children who grew up in the public-school system in Carrollton, who graduated from Creekview High School, and who will all be A&M graduates by year’s end.

Nancy and Jim are active members of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, and Nancy is a “PTA Life Member” at Blalack Middle School.