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State of the County: January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015: The Allegany County Commissioners, Jacob C. Shade, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, reviewed the highlights of the past year in this annual presentation. President Shade delivered the State of the County at the January 14, 2016 public business meeting. Read More.


2016 marked the 40th anniversary of PACE – Positive Attitudes Change Everything. This cooperative effort of Allegany and Garrett Counties continues to be an excellent way to showcase and advance our communities. Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford attended the PACE Reception. Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management David R. Brinkley was the keynote speaker at the PACE Breakfast. His in depth understanding of and involvement in the formulation of the state budget made his keynote address especially timely. The 2016 Talking Points focused on economic development, natural resources, transportation/infrastructure, tourism, and education. There were 25 displays and nearly 50 entities provided financial support for this important annual effort (15 gold sponsors, 4 silver sponsors, 11 bronze sponsors, and 18 partners). Pace Photos | Read More.



122 Million Dollars of Water and Sewer Projects at PACE

  • Every year, the Allegany County Department of Public Works organizes a meeting with local, county, state and federal officials to discuss water and sewer infrastructure.  This meeting, commonly referred to as the Pre-PACE Meeting, this year brought together individuals from the United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Economic and Community Development, the Maryland Department of the Environment, and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and Allegany County. Every municipality is also invited to participate.

  • All of the funding and planning partners were together and discussed current and future projects. These water and sewer projects totaled 120 million dollars. Tentative financial commitments are made allowing a number of water and sewer projects to advance.

  • Allegany County Government was represented by the County Commissioners, Jacob C. Shade, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, County Administrator David A. Eberly, County Attorney William M. Rudd, Director of Finance Jason M. Bennett, CPA, Director of Public Works Paul F. Kahl, PE, and four additional professional engineers - County Engineer Adam Patterson, Utilities Division Chief Mark W. Yoder, James L. Webber, and Daniel DeWitt. David K. Nedved attended for the Department of Economic and Community Development.  

  • Similar meetings are organized by different entities in conjunction with PACE.


Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship
The Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship Program received the Academy for Excellence In Local Governance County Best Practices Award at the Maryland Association of Counties Winter Conference on December 10, 2015 in Cambridge, Maryland. Read More

Photo Description:
William R. Valentine, Board of County Commissioners, center, accepted the award. Allegany College of Maryland President, Cynthia S. Bambara, left, and Frostburg State University Interim President Thomas L. Bowling, right, also made remarks at the awards presentation.

GOOD ECONOMIC NEWS Sheetz opens in LaVale! Sheetz, Inc., a family owned convenience store operation headquartered in Altoona, Pennsylvania, is committed to customers, employees, and communities. Sheetz is located on Winchester in LaVale, the former site of The Bowler and is the seventh Sheetz location in Allegany County. County Commissioners Creade V. Brodie, Jr. and William R. Valentine and County Administrator David A. Eberly attended the ribbon cutting ceremony on February 4. Read Citation. View  Website.


Allegany County Board of Zoning Appeals

  • Dans Mountain Wind Force, LLC Case 942 Findings of Fact.

  • Dans Mountain Wind Force, LLC Case 943 Findings of Fact.

Case 942 Case 943

Update 12/28/2015: Appeals filed regarding Board of Zoning Appeals decisions on Dans Mountain Wind Force zoning cases. Download document dispatched from the Circuit Court of Allegany County, Maryland, HERE.

Recycle Right – Everything You Need to Know about Recycling!


Allegany County Recycling Coordinator Siera Wigfield, left, and City of Cumberland Environmental Specialist Raquel Ketterman, right, recently made a joint presentation to the Allegany Center of Lifelong Learning at the LaVale Public Library. This focused on what items may be recycled in the recycling programs operated by Allegany County Government and the City of Cumberland.


Allegany County’s Recycling Coordinator is available to provide educational presentations about all aspects of recycling to students, community organizations, etc. Interested individuals should contact Siera Wigfield, 301-777-5933 X 210,


Allegany County Government appreciates the effort of all recyclers and encourages individuals, business, and other entities to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost.



Unveil the Trail! Ceremony & Celebration: The Allegany County Commissioners are responsible for maintaining 22 miles of the trail from Cumberland to the Mason-Dixon line. The Great Allegany Passage crossing at the intersection of Valley and Lee Streets in Cumberland was unsafe. Trail users now can avoid the dangerous road crossing via a new trail underpass.    Brett Showalter, featured cyclist, had the honor to “bike and break” the green, yellow, and orange construction tape for the underpass ribbon cutting ceremony. Allegany County Department of Public Works Project Engineer, Daniel S. DeWitt, is on the left. Read News Release. Read Display Board.


Public Information Request Representative:

Allegany County Government’s representative who is registered with the Office of the Attorney General as required by the Maryland General Assembly 2015 Regular Session House Bill 0674 is Bretta Reinhard, Public Information Officer, Allegany County Government, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, MD  21502-2803, T 301-777-2526 X 124,


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