Downtown Development Commission

Meetings
  • 2nd Thursday of each month
  • 8:45 a.m.
  • City Hall
    57 N Liberty Street
    Cumberland, MD 21502

Members

Member
District Seat Term
Larry Jackson Primary 1
July 1, 2015 - July 1, 2018
Sandi Saville (Chair)
Primary 2 July 1, 2015 - July 1, 2018
David Love Primary 3 January 19, 2016 - July 31, 2019
Doug Schwab
Primary 4 July 1, 2015 - July 18, 2018
Daniel Taylor-Neumann Primary 5 July 1, 2015 - July 1, 2018
Ron Shaffer
Primary 6 September 10, 2013 - July 31, 2016
David Romero
Primary 7 December 16, 2014 - December 16, 2017
Paige McFarland
Primary 8 March 3, 2015 - March 3, 2018
Nathan Price
Primary 9 October 10, 2014 - October 10, 2017
Ed Huber
Secondary 1 July 1, 2015 - July 1, 2018
Dan Bowser
Secondary 2 January 19, 2016 - July 31, 2019
Rhiannon Morgret Secondary 3 January 19, 2016 - July 31, 2019
Renee Butler Citizen-at-Large 1 January 19, 2016 - July 31, 2017
Brian Grim Council Representative - Non-voting member    
Overview
The Downtown Development Commission is a 13-member commission composed of:
  • Not less than 9 members from among those property owners and businesses which are located within the Primary Benefit Districts within the Special Taxing District
  • Not less than 3 members from among those property owners and businesses located in the Secondary Benefit District within the Special Taxing District
  • An additional member appointed from among the general population of the city (Said additional member must be a resident of the City of Cumberland and may be a property owner within the Special Taxing District)
Duties
This commission shall:
  • Prepare and recommend to the Mayor and City Council a comprehensive plan for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the downtown Cumberland Mall
  • Prepare and recommend changes in the plan, or any part thereof
  • Recommend policy rules and regulations for orderly development, operation, use, maintenance, and regulation of the Cumberland Mall
  • Conduct studies and submit reports containing specific recommendations with regard to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, parking, and special activities and events with the Cumberland Center City
  • Seek the advice, counsel and active participation of city officials
  • Arrange and conduct relative publicity
  • Prepare an annual budget
  • Prepare and submit to the Mayor and City Council a report of finances and administrative activities at the end of the fiscal year