Shade Tree Commission

Meetings

  • 1st Tuesday 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: October 1, 2021 - October 1, 2025
  • Anita Simmons, Staff Representative
    City Forester
  • Andrew Roman                                          Term: December 1, 2021-December 1, 2025
  • Gary Mallow                                        Term: April 1, 2021 - April 1, 2024

  • Harold Hipsley
    Term: March 6, 2018 - March 6, 2022
  • Jackie Hyatt
    Term: April 1, 2021 - April 1, 2024
  • Chester Dale Burgess
    March 6, 2018 - March 6, 2022
  • Dan Hedderick, MD DNR Forest Service
  • Julie Conway, MD DNR Forest Service
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.