[photo, Jake Shade, Board of County Commissioners, Allegany County] JACOB C. (JAKE) SHADE
President, Board of County Commissioners (Republican), 2016-22
Member, Board of County Commissioners, 2014-22

President, Board of County Commissioners, Allegany County, January 1, 2016 to December 15, 2022 (member, Dec. 18, 2014 to Dec. 15, 2022).

Member, Board of Education, Allegany County, 2014-22; Board of Health, Allegany County, 2014-22; Mental Health Advisory Board, Allegany County, 2014-22; Social Services Board, Allegany County, 2014-22.

Member, Cumberland Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, 2014-22; Comptroller's Task Force on Electronic Smoking Devices, 2019-20; Task Force on the Economic Future of Western Maryland, 2020-22. Chair, Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 2019, 2021-22 (member, 2014-22; secretary-treasurer, 2020).

Legislative Director for Delegates LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., and Andrew A. Serafini, 2013-14.

Born in Cumberland, Maryland, 1993. Attended Allegany High School, Cumberland, Maryland; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (government & politics), 2013, M.T.E. (technology entrepreneurship), 2015. Financial services professional, New York Life Insurance Company, 2015-17. Senior Insurance Advisor, Senior Benefit Services, Inc., 2017-. Member, Allegany County Republican Club, 2008-22; Allegany County Republican Central Committee, 2013-15. Member, Cumberland-Allegany County Industrial Foundation, Inc., 2014-; Allegany County Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, Inc., 2014-. Board of Directors, Cumberland Economic Development Corp. Fellow, Academy for Excellence in Local Governance. Past member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties. Member, Queen City Masons Lodge no. 131, Cumberland; Allegany County Chamber of Commerce; Winston Churchill Centre. Republican of the Year, 2011, and Rising Star, 2013, Allegany County Republican Central Committee.

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