Lynn Mielke

LYNN MIELKE is serving her first term on the Talbot County Council. Born and raised on Long Island, her first connection with the Eastern Shore was in 1968 to attend Washington College. She graduated in 1972 with a B.A. in American Studies and went on to attend the University of Baltimore School of Law (night division) graduating in 1979. Passing the Maryland State Bar the same year, she joined the law firm of Miller, Wheeler, Thompson and Thompson in Easton as an associate. She served as an Assistant Public Defender for Talbot County in the early 1980s. She married into a prominent Talbot County farm family. In 1991 she became a certified divorce mediator, one of the first on the Mid-Shore. She operated a general practice, with a concentration in family law, until her retirement in 2016. Over the past 43 years she has served on the Board of a number of volunteer organizations: Mid Shore Council on Family Violence (founding board member and Treasurer); Talbot County Mental Health Association; Talbot County Chapter of the American Heart Association; Talbot Hospice; Home for Aged Women (now known as Dixon House); Washington College Alumni Co-President Talbot County Chapter; CASA volunteer; and Talbot County Pro Bono Committee. She is a past president of the Talbot County Bar Association. As a member of the Maryland State Bar Association she served on the Judicial Nominating Commission of the Association. Since her retirement she has served on the Easton Club Community Association Board of Directors (President 2018-20); Sts. Peter and Paul Women’s Guild, serving as Secretary and currently Vice President; a guest speaker at the Chesapeake Forum, and has been an Election Judge, Talbot County Board of Elections, 2016-2020. Over the years, she has, and continues to volunteer for several Talbot County arts organizations: Waterfowl Festival, Plein Air, and Tred Avon Players. She was a member of Miles River Yacht Club and served on the log canoe race committee. Over the 43 years she has resided in Talbot County, she has lived in Newcomb and Tunis Mills, as well as the Town of Easton, where she currently resides with her fur baby who she adopted from Talbot Humane.

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