Jill Miller Zimon

Freelance Writer, Social Media and Civic Engagement Strategist

Jill Miller Zimon

Former Project Director, EfficientGovNetwork and Director of Partnerships for the Civic Commons. Currently a candidate for Ohio State Representative for House District 12 (Bedford, Bedford Hts, Cleveland Ward 1, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, North Randall, Orange Village, Pepper Pike, Warrensville Heights).

My Recent Activity

State of the State '14

I responded to Plunderbund: Andrew - the legislature renamed the public profits that the liquor bureau receives, which are...

Plunderbund

Last night Governor Kasich asked us to trust him and his policies on job creation.  He asked us to double-down on JobsOhio and on his plan to add more tax cuts that favor the weathly.  But the numbers just don't seem to... Continue reading

State of the State '14

I responded to Andrew Samtoy: Joseph - I agree with you. I think other good numbers to start with have to do with the actual...

Andrew Samtoy

Kasich touted increases in educational spending, but critics pointed out that these followed deep cuts.  I'm looking over the rest of the speech; does anyone know of any other fact-checks that exist, either supportive or... Continue reading

State of the State '14

I responded to Andrew Samtoy: Andrew, I wouldn't say that the numbers the different contributors have provided so far are not...

Andrew Samtoy

Kasich touted increases in educational spending, but critics pointed out that these followed deep cuts.  I'm looking over the rest of the speech; does anyone know of any other fact-checks that exist, either supportive or... Continue reading

State of the State '14

I responded to Andrew Samtoy: I perceived the County Exec's presentation as serious and determined. I perceived the Governor's...

Andrew Samtoy

Throughout Kasich's speech last night, I kept thinking about Kasich's and FitzGerald's speaking styles, presentations, and themes.  FitzGerald rarely got applause except at the beginning and end of his speech; he had... Continue reading

National Forum on Local Government Collaboration

I responded to Mike Shafarenko: Thanks all. Very helpful perspectives.

Mike Shafarenko

Hi everyone - I'm the Director of Civic Commons ideastream and I'll be your moderator throughout the course of this forum. To kick things off, here is the first question:  What do you think are the most important roles... Continue reading

National Forum on Local Government Collaboration

I responded to Mike Shafarenko: Thanks to all participating in this forum. I'm a former city council member in NE Ohio and also...

Mike Shafarenko

Hi everyone - I'm the Director of Civic Commons ideastream and I'll be your moderator throughout the course of this forum. To kick things off, here is the first question:  What do you think are the most important roles... Continue reading

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman & Us

I responded to Cindy Wiley: I share that hope, Cindy. Thanks.

Cindy Wiley

It seems to me that what this ruling means is that in the state of Florida I can pick a fight with someone and if I start losing said fight or simply feel "frightened", I can pull my gun and shoot to kill.  As the mother... Continue reading

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman & Us

I responded to Jene Wilson: Thanks, Jene. This TIME column from last year does a good job pointing out the concerns with...

Jene Wilson

While the jury contends it was the only "legal" finding they could have made, it is a moral failure for out nation.  George Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin, got out of his car with a gun, despite being told not to,... Continue reading

Monitoring County Government

I responded to Monitoring County Government: Thanks, Jim. Constituents put the "public" in "public service" and "public servant." That's how...

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman & Us

I responded to Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman & Us: On Sunday, I tweeted and Facebooked requests for people to share commentary that resonated with...