Bernard Named to CEDC Board

July 26, 2018 (Cumberland, MD) – The Cumberland Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce Cumberland City Councilman Seth D. Bernard as the latest addition to its Board of Directors.  Councilman Bernard fills a position on the Board reserved for a representative of the Mayor and City Council of Cumberland.

Paul Kelly, Executive Director of the CEDC, stated “We are very fortunate to add such a talented and energetic community leader to our organization.  Seth has been providing the CEDC with great insight and direction, and now, as a member of the Board, Seth will no doubt capitalize on the opportunity to expand those contributions for the betterment of our organization and the City.”

Jonathan Hutcherson, Chairman of the CEDC Board, added “It is vital to our economic development mission to communicate frequently, efficiently and effectively with our City and County partners.  The recent additions of Seth and County Administrator Brandon Butler to our Board will definitely make communication seamless and bolster our collaborative efforts.”

“A stronger focus on economic development needs to be the cornerstone of Cumberland’s future, and the CEDC embodies that goal” explains Cumberland City Councilman Seth Bernard. “It is important for the citizens of Cumberland to have a voice on the CEDC’s Board, and I am honored and proud to be able to provide that voice.”

The Cumberland Economic Development Corporation is a registered Maryland non-profit economic and community development organization headquartered in the City of Cumberland. For more information about the CEDC, visit