Neighborhood Advisory Commission


  • The NAC meets throughout the City reaching out to each neighborhood with dates/times advertised on this site, on NAC-Cumberland Facebook page and through local media. If you are interested in serving on this commission, please notify Mayor & City Council in writing. We need Citizen-at-Large involvement and we'd love to have you aboard!


  • 4 Citizens at Large - tbd (former commission terms expired)
  • 2 Mayor and City Council Members
  • Community Development Staff
  • Code Compliance staff, Community Development
  • Cumberland Police Department
  • NAC Secretary (appointed)


The Neighborhood Advisory Commission was established by Ordinance No. 3470 on November 18, 2003 and revised by Ordinance No. 3737 approved March 26, 2013. The commission is comprised of:
  • 4 citizen at large members who are city residents
  • 2 members of the Mayor and City Council; 1 Voting member
  • 1 member from the Police Department
  • 1 member from Code Compliance, Community Development
  • 1 member from Community Development staff
Members shall serve for 3 years without pay.

It shall be the duty of the commission to maintain and improve the quality of life in the city's neighborhoods by coordinating the efforts of recognized neighborhood associations and to serve as a liaison for neighborhood associations with the Mayor and City Council and the city departments. The commission shall meet on an as-needed basis and its duties shall include:
  • Review proposals and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding programs that can improve neighborhoods and prevent their decline
  • Assist in the creation of neighborhood associations in areas of the city where no active association exists
  • Foster the development of neighborhood action plans
  • Identify improvements in infrastructure, municipal services, and code enforcement that might enhance neighborhood revitalization
  • Assist the Mayor and City Council in the dissemination of news and information of benefits in neighborhoods throughout the city
  • Recommend criteria for use in community betterment programs
  • Review the consolidated plan, housing code, and comprehensive plan for consistency with neighborhood association rules and objectives
  • Establish subcommittees as needed to study particular issues and recommend specific actions to the commission
  • Identify sources of public and private funds for the neighborhood revitalization activities
  • Provide guidance on matters related to the city's Neighborhoods Matter Initiative

Get Involved in Your Neighborhood

The NAC welcomes anyone interested in neighborhood betterment to attend these meetings. If you are interested in finding or starting a neighborhood association, please contact Terri Hast, Community Services Specialist, by calling 301-759-6517 or email (found on the Staff Directory at top right).  If you'd like to receive meeting notices and other important information from the City, please sign on with 'Notify Me' (link below) .  If you'd like to have a connection with your neighbors please join 'Nextdoor' (link above left).  Visit us on Facebook. We encourage all neighborhood groups to post meeting information on our Facebook page: Neighborhood Advisory Commission - Cumberland, MD.

Want to see a change in your neighborhood?  Be the change!