Historic Preservation Commission

  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • 4 p.m.
  • City Hall
    Council Chambers
    57 N Liberty Street
    Cumberland, MD 21502
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.  Use the link to the left to view agendas or minutes.


  • Dr. Henry Bullamore - Chairperson
    Term expires: December 31, 2017
  • Doug Macy - Vice Chair
    Term expires: December 31, 2017
  • Suzanne Wright - Secretary
    Term expires: December 31, 2018
  • Dr. Stephen Gibson Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Councilman Seth Bernard - M&CC ex officio - Voting member

  • Suzanne Trussell
    Term expires: December 31, 2018
  • J. Matthew Gilmore
    Term expires: December 31, 2016


Historic Preservation Commission is an eight-member Commission, including one City Council member. A majority of the members shall be residents of the City of Cumberland. Nonresident appointees must possess professional or academic qualifications. Each member shall possess a demonstrated special interest, specific knowledge, or professional or academic training in related fields including but not limited to:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architectural history
  • Architecture
  • Conservation
  • Curation
  • Historic preservation
  • History
  • Landscape architecture
  • Planning
  • Urban design
At least 2 members shall possess professional or academic training in 1 or more of the above listed fields. The commission oversees the monitoring and development of Cumberland's locally zoned historic district, the Canal Place Preservation District and other duties as defined in Ordinance 3208.