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Heritage Committee

This page was last reviewed on August 10, 2021.

Cumberland’s Heritage Committee is tasked with

  • working with Village staff and consultants in the implementation of the Village’s heritage management plan including developing statements of significance for historic sites and buildings within the Village;
  • working with Village staff and consultants in maintaining and updating the heritage registry;
  • advising Council on matters referred to it by Council;
  • reviewing and making recommendations on development applications within any Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) or Heritage Revitalization Development Permit Areas through a referral from Council;

View the Committee’s full Terms of Reference.

Cumberland developed a new Heritage Management Plan in 2017.


The Heritage Committee typically meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 pm (or on Tuesday evening if Monday is a holiday). View meeting agendas and minutes.


  • Marianne Bell
  • Meaghan Cursons
  • Lois Harris
  • Lena McCliesh
  • Hugh McLean
  • Reo Prendergast
  • Councillor Gwyn Sproule
  • Councillor Jesse Ketler, Alternate

Council may appoint up to twelve members to the Committee which will meet monthly at least ten times a year.

Heritage Conservation: A Community Guide

The BC Heritage Branch’s Heritage Conservation: A Community Guide provides general and specific information about heritage conservation legislation in British Columbia. General parts of this guide include information on planning for heritage conservation, new terms used in the legislation, principles of heritage conservation, highlights for local government, and a reference list of other recommended reading.

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