About Naomi Hyman

 

I’m running for Talbot County Council because every member of our community deserves to be heard, respected and represented.

 

I wholeheartedly believe that you can’t build strong families, healthy communities, or genuine and sustainable economic prosperity on a platform of divisiveness and mistrust. So if we want those things, we need to start build bridges to one another instead of reinforcing the walls between us. We need to find common ground and develop new ties based on mutual respect and mutual responsibility

 

I’m committed to making that happen here in Talbot County by identifying and collaboratively solving problems, promoting social and economic justice, and fostering mutual respect and mutual responsibility. And I'll bring with me an open mind, a caring heart and a passion for building bridges.

 

I’ve been a marketing and communications professional for more than three decades. I have experience in a number of industries, including software development, career and technical education, and health and wellness.

 

My current volunteer commitments include the Talbot County Empty Bowls Steering Committee, the Talbot Association of Clergy and Laity (TACL) Executive Committee, and the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Committee. I'm a long-term environmental advocate and activist. My environmental work includes efforts to protect the California redwoods, to clean up the Hudson River Valley and to address climate change. In addition, I am the co-editor of one anthology on spirituality and the environment, and a contributor to another.

 

And in every setting--from boardroom to classroom to family room--I’ve been bridge builder and collaborative problem-solver.

 

Although I didn’t have the good fortune to be born in Talbot County, I knew from my first visit that it was home. My husband, Bob Hyman, and I moved to the Eastern Shore in 1996, and settled in Easton in 2000. We love our adopted community, and we’re doing our best to give back to the County that has given us so much.