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Posted on: August 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] City of Cumberland Seeks Individuals To Serve On Boards and Commissions

The Mayor and City Council of Cumberland is seeking letters of interest from local residents who are willing to serve on several boards and commissions. Expressions of interest will be considered for vacancies on the Downtown Development Commission (Primary District), Human Relations Commission, Shade Tree Commission, and the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Individuals interested in serving on these commissions are asked to submit letters by Friday, August 26, 2016, to the Mayor and City Council, Attn: City Clerk, 57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland, Maryland, 21502, or through email to the City Clerk at

The letters will be reviewed by the Mayor and City Council, who will make the final determination for appointments based upon the information provided and qualifications for each seat.

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 301-759-6447 or consult the City’s website at

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION : One vacancy exists on the DDC for a Primary District Representative, which much be filled by a property or business owner in the Primary District of the special taxing district of the downtown mall. DDC members serve three-year terms and meet the second Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION: Human Relations Commissioners actively engage in fair housing education and outreach throughout the City of Cumberland. Experience in a combination of any two of the following areas is preferred: fair housing, mediation, marketing, banking, rental or home ownership housing services, or event planning. The HRC currently meets the fourth Monday at noon in the Community Development Conference room in the lower level of City Hall.

SHADE TREE COMMISSION: The Shade Tree Commission meets the first Monday of each month to discuss recommendations for city tree maintenance programs and to develop ways to educate the community on tree management practices. Membership is comprised of seven appointed members who serve four-year terms.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS: The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on an as-needed basis to hear challenges to the interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance or Zoning Map, and may authorize variances, conditional uses, and nonconforming uses to the Ordinance. Membership is comprised of five members who serve three-year terms. This is the City’s only paid board and members receive $25.00 bi-weekly.

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