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Posted on: March 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Cumberland Seeks Individuals to Serve on Admin. Appeals Board, DDC, and Human Relations Commission


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March 27, 2017

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 Administrative Appeals Board, Downtown Development Commission (Primary District), and Human Relations Commission.


Individuals interested in serving on these commissions are asked to submit letters by Friday, April 7, 2017, 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

ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS BOARD:  The Administrative Appeals Board was created to assume the responsibilities of the Board of Election Supervisors, Civil Service Commission, and Ethics Commission.  The Board meets on an as-needed basis and is composed of five (5) individuals chosen from the community-at-large who serve three-year terms.

Downtown Development Commission :  One vacancy exists on the DDC for a Citizen-At-Large Representative who must reside within the municipal limits of the city.  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:  The members of the 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.

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