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Jill Miller Zimon directs the Civic Commons EfficientGovNetwork project. She has been a freelance writer since 2002 and a blogger since 2005. In 2009, she ran for and was elected to her first four-year term as Council Member in Pepper Pike, Ohio. New Media Strategies awarded Jill its first Campaign Innovator Award for Candidates last November for leading a campaign that used technology in an open, interactive way to inform and engage voters. Some of the outlets that have featured Zimon or her work include Newsweek.com, Campaigns & Elections, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Plain Dealer, CNN, CSPAN, the BBC, Ohio News Network, WCPN and Feagler & Friends. She speaks regularly on the intersection of women, politics and journalism.
Zimon has a joint degree in law and social work from Case Western Reserve University and a double degree in government and sociology from Georgetown University. Prior to her writing career, she spent eight years at Bellefaire JCB, five years with a project funded by the Bruening Foundation that trained pediatric health care professionals in domestic violence intervention and was Of Counsel to a Cleveland domestic relations law firm.
Zimon has been a resident of Northeastern Ohio for 24 years. She lives in Pepper Pike with her husband who is also an attorney and their three teenage children.
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