The Talbot County Council recently introduced Sarah Kilmon as the County’s first Communications Manager. Kilmon leads communications, media and public relations, marketing, and digital media strategy for the County.
Under the direction of the County Manager, she provides timely, accurate information about government programs, news, projects, events, and issues.
“Sarah is performing an essential role that brings effective and efficient communications for the county”, remarked County Manager Clay Stamp. “Uniting our messaging under one roof, with our own Public Information Officer, has long been a goal.”
“We are excited to see the progress she is making already, supporting our teams and getting information out to the public in a timely fashion. These efforts will only increase our ability to enhance transparency with our community, in particular issues regarding the safety and security of our citizens.”
In early 2021, Kilmon moved back to the Eastern Shore to focus on her company, Kilmon Creative, and be closer to family. She also served in the Office of Senator Mautz (MD District 37) through the 2022 and 2023 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Sessions, handling constituent relations and communications.
Council Member Keasha Haythe knows the importance of this role, having been a part of many effective regional and state-wide initiatives regarding communication and marketing strategies. Therefore, she is supportive of the new communications position.
“Providing a clear, two-way dialogue with our citizens is critical to positive relationships with our citizens” she notes, “and this role is a definite step toward greater engagement with our community.”
Kilmon lives in downtown Easton with her sister and their two dogs. She is active in the community, serving on the steering committee for the Talbot Chamber Young Professionals. She also participates in performances with Perfect Storm Productions and the local non-profit performing arts collective, The Factory.