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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission Seeks Applicants

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Historic Preservation Commission for one of the professionally-qualified positions.  Interested persons must have a resume that meets the professional qualifications according to Federal Standard 36 CFR 61 as a requirement for appointment.  Qualifying standards include a graduate degree from the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, planning, archeology, or other related disciplines, such as urban planning, American Studies, American Civilization, Cultural Geography, or Cultural Anthropology or a combination of undergraduate degree and experience as recognized by the federal standards.

 

The Historic Preservation Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.  The meetings are public sessions open tothe public. The Historic Preservation Commission acts to review Certificate of Appropriateness Applications for work within the Canal Place Preservation District, a zoned historic district.  The Commission and its staff also serve to provide technical guidance to property owners with regard to design and maintenance issues, as well as direction in seeking financial assistance for rehabilitation projects within designated areas.

 

Resumes should be submitted by October 19, 2018 to the City Clerk's office at 57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland, MD 21502 or by email to margie.woodring@cumberlandmd.gov.  Questions regarding this vacancy may be directed to the Historic Planner at 301-759-6431.

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