Historic Preservation Commission


  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • 4 p.m.
  • City Hall
    Council Chambers
    57 N Liberty Street
    Cumberland, MD 21502
**Please Note**

Due to the Proclamation of Governor Lawrence Hogan, Jr. dated March 5, 2020 proclaiming a state of emergency and a catastrophic health emergency related to COVID-19, the Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission’s April 8, 2020 meeting has been cancelled. All Certificates of Appropriateness requiring review by the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will be deferred to the May 13, 2020 meeting pending the status of the COVID-19 health emergency.  

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.  Use the link to the left to view agendas or minutes.


Seat 1:  Larry Jackson
            Term expires: December 31, 2022

Seat 2: Suzanne Wright - Vice Chairperson
            Term expires: December 31, 2022

Seat 3: Dr. Stephen Gibson - Chairperson
            Term expires: December 31, 2022

Seat 4: Dr. Michael T. Garrett
           Term expires December 31, 2022
Seat 5: Tim Hoffman - Secretary

            Term expires: December 31, 2020

Seat 6: Chris Myers
            Term expires: December 31, 2022

Seat 7: VACANT

Councilwoman Laurie Marchini - M&CC ex officio - Voting member


Historic Preservation Commission is an eight-member Commission, including one City Council member. A majority of the members shall be residents of the City of Cumberland. Nonresident appointees must possess professional or academic qualifications. Each member shall possess a demonstrated special interest, specific knowledge, or professional or academic training in related fields including but not limited to:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architectural history
  • Architecture
  • Conservation
  • Curation
  • Historic preservation
  • History
  • Landscape architecture
  • Planning
  • Urban design
At least 2 members shall possess professional or academic training in 1 or more of the above listed fields. The commission oversees the monitoring and development of Cumberland's locally zoned historic district, the Canal Place Preservation District and other duties as defined in Ordinance 3208.