Shade Tree Commission


  • 1st Monday of each month at 6PM
  • The Craft House (Constitution Park)
    Fort Ave 
    Cumberland, MD 21502



  • Brooke Cassell, Staff Representative, Public Works Director
  • Lex Merrill
    Term: 02/21/2023 - 02/21/2027
  • Rachel Merrill                                         Term: 02/21/2023 - 02/21/2027
  • Gary Mallow                                     
    Term: 04/01/2021 - 04/01/2024

  • Harold Hipsley
    Term: 09/06/2022 - 09/06/2026
  • Jakki Hyatt
    Term: 04/01/2021 - 04/01/2024
  • Chester Dale Burgess
    Term: 06/06/2023 - 06/06/2027
  • Stephen Wilkinson                         
    Term: 02/21/2023-02/21/2027
  • Katherine Phillips, DNR
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.