Jill Miller Zimon

Jill Miller Zimon

The short version: Jill Miller Zimon writes the topical blog, Writes Like She Talks (www. ...   see full bio
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Jill Miller Zimon

The short version: Jill Miller Zimon writes the topical blog, Writes Like She Talks (www.writeslikeshetalks.com) and often highlights the paucity of women in politics, among other topics. She's now a Candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives, House District 12 (check her out at jillmillerzimon.com). Previously, she was the Project Director for the Civic Commons EfficientGovNetwork and is in her fourth year of her first term as a Pepper Pike City Council Member (a suburb about 15 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio). She keeps a city council blog, In the Arena and also tweets as a city councilperson (@zimon4council). She won the 2011 Campaigns & Elections Innovators award last fall for her use of social media and tech in her public service role and speaks frequently on the intersection of women, politics, power and media. She has a thriving freelance writing career when not doing something for these other endeavors or her three kids or husband or pretty much anyone who asks for her help.

The longer version:

Jill is a Contributing Editor at BlogHer.com, and in 2007, she was the only female in the short-lived, paid political blogging effort to be hosted by The Plain Dealer/cleveland.com called Wide Open.

Accolades for Jill’s freelance writing, blogging and political observations include being the first blogger to be named Women’s eNews Journalist of the Month (March 2009) and recognition as one of WE Magazine’s 101 Bloggers to Watch twice (2008 and 2010). She has provided commentary for CNN, C-SPAN, BBC, NPR (in its Election 2008 blogger war room), Newsweek.com’s The Ruckus, Cleveland public radio and television, The Plain Dealer, The Washington Post, Campaigns & Elections and many other broadcast, print and online outlets.

Before Jill began her journalism career, from 1992-2000, she was the first Ombudsman and then the first Director of Risk Management at a large mental health agency in Northeastern Ohio. Her unique work there led to a nomination for the Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Innovation. Prior to those roles, while earning her joint degree in law and social work at Case Western Reserve University, Jill was the principle investigator for ground-breaking work on training health care professionals to identify, assess and intervene on behalf of domestic violence victims who presented in pediatric settings.

In 2009, after a local Ohio...

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  • Member since May 2006
  • Blogging since 2005

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