Excerpt from the Cumberland Times-News:

The Cumberland mayor and City Council are seeking qualified people to fill vacant seats on the Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission. Because of the commission’s current makeup, city residency is not a requirement.

According to city officials, applicants should 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 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.


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