Board of County Commissioners
Left to right: Allegany County Commissioners Creade V. Brodie, Jr., David J. Caporale and William R. Atkinson.
Board of County Commissioners meetings are typically held every other Thursday at 5:00 PM in Room 100 at the County Office Complex, located at 701 Kelly Rd, Cumberland, MD.
The board adjust the schedule when necessary. The time and place of all meetings are included on the homepage of our website, and sent our via email or text message to those signed up for alerts. An agenda for the weekly meeting is published in the days leading up to the meeting.
- Allegany County Complex, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, MD 21502
- View Meeting Schedule
Agendas, Meeting videos & Minutes
The bi-weekly Board of County Commissioners meetings can be viewed live on the Watch a Live Stream of Meetings page. You can also find an archive of meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and video recordings of past meetings in the Agenda Center.
*Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Allegany County has been a Code Home Rule County since l974 and has enjoyed the distinction of being one of only six counties in the state governed as a Code Home Rule county. Code Home Rule gives us the privilege of exercising direct control over county affairs by assuming the right and obligation to govern by legislative power. It allows us to take immediate action to correct or improve specific problems and issues relative to Allegany County-without waiting for the Maryland General Assembly to act during the annual 90 day legislative session. The county legislative process is much less expensive than the state process and gives our citizens the opportunity to participate directly in the legislative process-from submitting ideas, to introduction of the bills, to attending hearings and passage of the bills-and the right to referendum. It gives all citizens the opportunity to be heard about all proposed local legislation. Code Home Rule gives the Board of County Commissioners a more personal awareness of the needs of the community.
In addition to the aforementioned duties and responsibilities conveyed to the County Commissioners by law, they hold public meetings to take action on items that affect the smooth and efficient operation of Allegany County Government. These meetings also give all citizens the opportunity to be heard. The County Commissioners serve and/or have representation on many local and state government boards, committees, and task forces.
Allegany County Government strongly encourages citizen participation and warmly invites individuals who may be interested in serving on committees, task forces, etc. for Allegany County Government to inform the County Administrator at 301-777-5911.