Shade Tree Commission

Meetings
  • 1st Monday of each month
  • City Hall
    Conference Room
    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

Members
  • Dennis Bittinger
    Term: August 1 2013 - July 31, 2017
  • Paul Eriksson, Staff Representative
    Cumberland Natural Resource Technician
  • Cassie Conklin
    Term: October 06, 2015 - August 31, 2016
  • Diane Johnson, Director of Parks & Recreation
    Ex-officio
  • Gary Mallow
    Term: October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2016

  • Dan Meredith
    Term: August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2016
  • Lex Merrill
    Term: October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2016
  • J. Christine Bridges
    Term: April 5, 2016 - August 2, 2018
  • Fred Zarger
    August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2017
Overview
The Shade Tree Commission is a 9-member commission created to advocate sound urban management practices, to preserve and enhance the beauty of Cumberland, and to study the problems and determine the needs of the city with regard to tree planing and maintenance programs.

The Mayor and City Council appoint 7 members of this 9-member commission for 4-year terms. Of these members, 1 member is the Director of Public Works or his designated appointee who shall be an Ex Officio member, and 1 member is the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation who shall be an Ex Officio member.