Jacob C. Shade
Allegany County Commissioner
President of the Board of County Commissioners
Jacob C. “Jake” Shade, a native of Cumberland, was elected to the Office of
Allegany County Commissioner in 2014 for a four year term. This is
the first time Commissioner Shade has served in public office. He is
the President of the Board of County Commissioners.
Commissioner Shade earned a Master of Technology
Entrepreneurship from the
of Maryland in
2015. He also earned his undergraduate degree, a B.A. in Government
and Politics, from the
Maryland in 2013.
Commissioner Shade is currently enrolled in the Academy for
Excellence in Local Governance, a professional development program
associated with the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
Commissioner Shade works in the insurance industry
in Cumberland and formerly
served in the Maryland General Assembly as a Legislative Director.
During this term of office Commissioner Shade and
County Commissioners serve on the Allegany
County Board of Health and are members of the Cumberland Allegany
County Industrial Foundation, Inc. (CACIF). Commissioner Shade
attends meetings of the Allegany County Board of Education and is on
the Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, Inc. Board of
Directors. He serves on the Allegany County Mental Health Advisory
Board, the Allegany County Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect,
and the Allegany County Social Services Board of Directors.
Commissioner Shade is a
member of Queen City AF & AM Masonic Lodge #131 and The Winston
Churchill Centre. He is a former member of the Allegany County
Republican Central Committee. Commissioner Shade resides in Cumberland.