Sarah Borden has been named the Director of Human Resources for the City of Boise and will go before Boise City Council for confirmation on Tuesday, January 12th. Borden comes to the position with decades of experience helping organizations innovate, nurture staff development, and ensure excellence in customer service.
In her previous job as President and owner of Centered Consulting International, Borden worked with Idaho Universities, the World Bank, the City of Boise, and local non-profits to implement strategic initiatives and recommended structural and procedural improvements for better alignment with their goals.
She has a proven track record of cultivating teamwork to achieve desired outcomes for large organizations and 30 years of experience in human resources, organizational effectiveness, change management, strategic planning, and leadership.
"Creating a city for everyone starts with creating a city staff for everyone," said Mayor McLean. "Sarah is the right person to help the city staff adapt, learn, and innovate new ways to create a more diverse, responsive workforce to achieve Boise's goals."
Sarah holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and lives in Boise with her husband. She has two daughters who are currently university students.
"Given the critically important work that the City of Boise does on behalf of the Boise community, I am excited about contributing my experience," said Borden. "Having worked across departments in the City, I am confident that I could make a positive difference starting on day one."