Cumberland Town Manager

Town Manager

The Town of Cumberland operates under a Town Council – Manager form of government.  The Town Manager is appointed by the Town Council to manage the daily operations of the Town and carry out the policy directives of the elected Council.  The Town Manager oversees the delivery of essential public services while also working toward long term improvement. The Town Manager acts as a liaison with businesses and other governmental agencies as well as serves as the spokesperson for the Town.

Meet Town Manager Ben Lipps
Ben has been with the Town of Cumberland since 2008, holding various positions during that time.  He earned his Environmental Science degree with a specialty in water conservation form Purdue University. 
Lipps is the previous Cumberland Director of Public Works.  

Lipps is proud of Cumberland’s unique identity — split between Hancock and Marion counties — and the way the town has worked to preserve its historic character along U.S. 40.   Lipps has been involved in improvements to streetscapes and trails over the years, along with efforts to bring in $8.5 million in outside revenue to the town through grants and sales of utilities.  He’s looking forward to continuing with projects the town has underway, like determining the future of two historical houses the town owns in the 11000 block of East Washington Street. Lipps is also excited about future park improvements and continuing with the Mount Comfort Corridor Coalition for Smart Growth, a collaboration of towns and businesses.  Cumberland Town Council voted unanimously in favor of the town manager search committee’s recommendation of Lipps in January 2021. Previous Town Manager April Fisher accepted a new position with NineStar Connect. 

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