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Posted on: February 5, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Vacancies on Human Relations Commission, Parks & Rec Board, Board of Zoning Appeals

The Mayor and City Council of Cumberland are 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 Human Relations Commission, Parks and Recreation Board, and the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Individuals interested in serving on these commissions are asked to submit letters by Friday, February 12, 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

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 Community Development Conference room in the lower level of City Hall.

PARKS & RECREATION BOARD: The Parks & Recreation Board fosters planning for recreation activities in the city and serves in an advisory capacity on policy issues involving the City’s parks and park-related programs. The Board consists of ten (10) individuals, either (8) of whom are chosen from the community-at-large to serve five-year terms. This Board currently meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

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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