Cumberland Township hires new manager

The Cumberland Township Board of Supervisors announced the hiring of David Blocher as the next Township Manager. Blocher follows Ben Thomas, Jr., who retired at the end of 2022 after twelve years of service with the Township.

“After an extensive search, the Board of Supervisors are confident that Dave is the right person for the job”, said Shaun Phiel, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Blocher has management experience in both the public and the private sector. He is also involved in many community organizations in Adams County. “Dave’s work ethic and enthusiasm stood out during the selection process,” said Phiel, “and his investment in this community is indicative of his commitment to Cumberland Township.”

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Phiel said Mr. Blocher’s starting date with the Township will be the week of January 23rd.

Blocher said he is “excited to serve the community in a new way” and that he is “looking forward to learning as much as possible from Ben Thomas” as he transitions into the position.” Thomas
was honored at the December 2022 meeting of the Board of Supervisors for his financial vision, his procurement of grants for the Township, and his leadership abilities.

Thomas has agreed to assist in acclimating the new manager to the Township duties and responsibilities. Blocher has “big shoes to fill” according to Vice-Chair Steve Toddes, “and Dave was selected because we have faith that he will advance the best interest of the residents and businesses of Cumberland Township.”

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