Currently serving her first term as State Representative, Melissa Ziobron is a lifelong resident of the newly-formed 34th District and has an impressive record of community service. Melissa serves on the legislature’s committees on Environment, Public Health and Appropriations.
Representative Ziobron grew up in East Hampton and moved to East Haddam as a teenager. After graduating from Nathan Hale-Ray High School in 1989, Rep. Ziobron attended Central Connecticut State University where she majored in English and also studied Ornithology.
During the last decade, Rep. Ziobron served in a variety of elected, appointed and regional positions. She served on the East Haddam Board of Education (BOE) where she played a key role in advocating for a new Middle School for 4th to 8th graders. She also founded a PAC called Save Our Schools to generate community support for the proposed new middle school, which was approved by the Town at referendum.
She also served on the Finance Sub-Committee, Policy and Open Space Committees of the Board of Education. She was appointed to several local and regional committees, including the Elderly and Disabled Tax Relief Committee, the Middle School Conversion Committee, the Middlesex Chamber Revitalization Committee, and the Midstate Regional Planning Agency.
Most recently, Rep. Ziobron served as the first Economic Development Coordinator for the town of East Haddam. In this role she aided the start-up of new businesses, helped form the local business association, helped local businesses secure thousands of dollars in loans, and was a tireless advocate for all businesses in East Haddam.
Rep. Ziobron is also an avid environmentalist and volunteer. She has served with the Friends of Devil’s Hopyard State Park and the Friends of Gillette Castle State Park, and volunteered to lead letterboxing hikes for the East Haddam Land Trust. Most recently she helped Bevin Bells in East Hampton by volunteering to sell their “Survivor Bells” at area storefronts and fairs, as well as collecting donations at many local events.
Rep. Ziobron lives in East Haddam with her husband Scott, and their two children, Brittany and Bryan.