James Furstenberg

Mayor & Council
Title: Councilman
Phone: 301-759-6420
Jimmy Furstenberg

Education and Experience

Jimmy is a 1988 Graduate of Fort Hill high school.  After graduating, he began working at Builders Paint Supply for four years and then worked at Koppers Industries for 20 years before they closed their doors. He started as a groundman and worked his way up to an Environmental Tech and Heavy Equipment Operator. When Koppers Industries closed in 2015, he began working with the State of Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, where he is still employed.  For over 30 years, Jimmy has worked with youth and adults in strength training, specializing in mentoring and guiding many youth in our community.

Political Career

James was elected during the 2022 General Election and offically sworn in on January 3, 2023

Personal Information 

Born in Cumberland to the late James L. Furstenberg Jr. and Judith Furstenberg.  Jimmy still resides in Cumberland with his wife, Stephanie Furstenberg, and their children.  Together they have five children: Rylee, Aaron, Alyssa, Brayden, and Addison. Jimmy and his wife are involved in a lot of community organizations and assist with youth sporting teams -  they love giving back to local youth and watching the kids play. They also enjoy spending time outdoors, especially at their pool, and can be found attending football games in the Fall. 

Return to Staff Directory