The Mayor and City Council of Cumberland are currently seeking qualified persons to fill vacant seats on the Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission. Because of the current makeup of the Commission, city residency is not a requirement for either of these vacant seats. No special requirements shall apply to the “citizen-at-large” seat, however the other applicant shall possess a demonstrated special interest, specific knowledge, or professional or academic training in such fields as history, architecture, architectural history, planning, archeology, anthropology, curation, conservation, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban design, or related disciplines.
The requirement for demonstrated special interest may be satisfied either by formal training in one or more of the above-listed fields or active membership in a preservation-related organization. The requirement for specific knowledge may be satisfied by formal post-secondary education, employment and/or practical experience in one or more of the above-listed fields. The requirement for professional or academic training may be satisfied by, at a minimum, two years’ experience as a professional or a Bachelor’s degree in on or more fo the above-listed fields.
The Historic Preservation Commission acts to review Certificate of Appropriateness Applications for work within the City’s Preservation District and serves to provide technical guidance to property owners with questions regarding design and maintenance issues, as well as direction in seeking financial assistance for rehabilitation projects.
Please send a written resume of qualification to Margie Woodring, City Clerk, City of Cumberland, 57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland, MD 21502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by November 18, 2015. More information on Historic Preservation in Cumberland can be found on the City of Cumberland website at www.ci.cumberland.md.us. Questions may be directed to the City Clerk’s office at 301-759-6447.