Recognizing Exceptional Efforts

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Mayor Brian Grim and the Cumberland City Council have recognized individuals and groups for community contributions and special achievements.  These individuals have given time, resources, and talent to making Cumberland a better, safer place to live, work and play.  Others have achieved great accomplishments and have represented Cumberland on the state, national, and international stage.  Many thanks and congratulations to each for their service and dedication.


Cumberland employee Jon Daddysman was recognized with the Roland Sweitzer Award at the 2013 MML Summer Conference, an award given to only one municipal employee statewide each year.  Daddysman was recognized for exceptional service.  Congratulations, Jon!  You make Cumberland proud!

Cumberland Fire Department firefighters Brent Croston, Margaret McDonald and Scott Carlson were recognized for their bravery on the job, with the Kenneth P. Schell Medal of Honor Award for saving the life of Dorothy Gray when her home caught fire on Grand Avenue, on December 21, 2012.

Jake Reynolds for winning the gold medal in the Special Olympics Winter Games in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, in February 2013 - Jake received a Proclamation, naming the day for him and a key to the city, presented at a public celebration in Downtown Cumberland

Weblos I & II, Pack #10 Cub Scouts for undertaking a community service project in earning their citizenship badge

Gary Duckworth for dedication to the real estate industry and for buying and renovating his 400th property in the City of Cumberland

Douglas Widdows, Jr., recognizing his performance in BMX races, including on the international stage in Copenhagen, Denmark

Paul & Charlotte Lapp for their decades of dedication to efforts associated with Let's Beautify Cumberland

Dale & Linda Burgess for their continued efforts associated with Let's Beautify Cumberland

Jerry Wilson for his volunteer community service efforts over decades in cleaning up his North End neighborhood and for volunteering the most hours as part of the Mayor's Challenge

Becky Miller in recognition of her establishment and continued efforts to maintain the Summer Lunch Box Program

Marsha Thomas in recognition of her volunteer efforts to organize the Cumberland Halloween Parade for more than 20 years

Diana Loar, Executive Director of the Western Maryland Food Bank, for more than 26 years of service to the community