ALLEGANY COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: Allegany County was formed in 1789 from Washington County (Chapter 29, Acts of 1789). Allegany comes from the Indian word, oolikhanna, meaning "beautiful stream."

Population (1990 Census): 74,946
Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1974
County Seat: Cumberland, MD 21502


Budget

Executive Branch

Judicial Branch

Legislative Branch

Municipalities

Organizational Chart

U.S. Government Agencies


LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Bernard L. Loar (R), President (chosen by Board in December, 4-year term), 1998
Arthur T. Bond (R), 1998
Dale R. Lewis (R), 1998

Meetings: Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m.

County Office Building, Suite 405
701 Kelly Road
Cumberland, MD 21502 - 3401
(301) 777-5911
fax: (301) 777-5819
World Wide Web:
http://www.allconet.org/gov/bcc/index.html


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
Bernard L. Loar (R), President (chosen by Board in December, 4-year term), 1998
(301) 777-5911

Community Services
Education
Elections
Health
Law Offices
Liquor Licensing
Planning
Public Safety


COMMUNITY SERVICES

EDUCATION

ELECTIONS

HEALTH

LAW OFFICES

LIQUOR LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (2 Judges):
J. Frederick Sharer, County Administrative Judge, 1998

Gary G. Leasure, Associate Judge, 1999

P. O. Box 1731
30 Washington St.
Cumberland, MD 21502 - 1731
(301) 777-5929

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year terms (2 Judges):
Paul J. Stakem, District Administrative Judge, 2001

W. Timothy Finan, Associate Judge, 2007

3 Pershing St.
Cumberland, MD 21502 - 3401
(301) 777-2105

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Thomas P. Stakem (D), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
Billie J. Gilpin (R), Judge, 1998
Donna F. May (R), Judge, 1998

30 Washington St.
Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 724-3760

Maryland Counties


Maryland Manual On-Line

 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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