Human Relations Commission


  • Noon
  • 4th Monday of each month
  • City Hall
    Lower Level
    57 N Liberty Street
    Cumberland, MD 21502

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas and Minutes


Member Term Begins
Term Ends
Robert Godfrey December 1, 2019 December 1, 2021
Vacant December 1, 2019
December 1, 2021
Duane Boyd December 1, 2019
December 1, 2021
Richard Kerns December 1, 2019 December 1, 2021
Deanna Clark February 19, 2019 February 1, 2022
Cindi Bolyard
November 15, 2016
November 15, 2019
Renee Kniseley February 19, 2019 February 1, 2022

City Representatives

  • Lee Borror Senior Community Development Specialist/Cumberland Human Relations Commission liaison
  • Eugene Frazier, Council Representative, Non-voting member


Human Relations Commission is a 7-member commission. The commission is responsible for promoting ways by which people in the community learn to get along and to safeguard equal opportunity for all . This involves:
  • Adopting and implementing a comprehensive education outreach and action plan
  • Receiving complaints involving housing discrimination
  • Adopting rules and regulations that allow the commission to carry out its assigned functions
  • Cooperating with federal and state agencies having similar functions
  • Providing information sharing, staff training, community education, mediation, cultural literacy

Our Vision

A city free of any unlawful discrimination.