Sarah Schillerstrom is a highly accomplished Senior Vice President with GovHR, USA, with over 17 years of experience in local government. She is recognized as a leader in her field and is committed to helping public organizations meet their management consulting and recruitment needs.

With a successful career spanning over a decade at the Village of Glenview, IL, Sarah quickly rose through the ranks and held multiple positions across various departments, including Public Works, Administrative Services, Human Resources and the Village Manager’s Office. During her tenure, she served as the Human Resources Director for almost a decade and concluded her service as the Deputy Village Manager. She started her career as a L.P. Cookingham-Noll Fellow and Budget Analyst with the City of Kansas City, MO.

Sarah’s true passion is to support the creation of positive and healthy work cultures in local government by helping leaders reach their full potential and attracting and retaining top talent. She has established SRSD Consulting, LLC, which partners with GovHR to promote coaching within local government. Sarah is also a professional certified coach, bringing her expertise to help build a leadership pipeline for the future.

GovHR clients can expect Sarah to be thoughtful and strategic in her approach, developing a clear understanding of their needs and providing high-quality outcomes. She is committed to effective communication and building long-term relationships with clients to ensure successful partnerships. Sarah’s leadership capabilities and commitment to public service make her a trusted advisor for public organizations seeking to maximize their potential.


  • Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • A: Public Administration/Political Science, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Northwestern University
  • Professional Certified Coaching (PCC), iPEC Coaching
  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), iPEC Coaching
  • Leadership Dynamics Specialist (CLDS), iPEC Coaching


  • Speaker on various human resource topics at seminars and conferences sponsored by the Illinois City/County Management Association and Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations


  • Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA)
  • International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
  • The Legacy Project (Advancing Women in Local Government)
  • Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations
  • Society for Human Resources Management
  • Association of Talent Development


17 Years of Local Government Leadership and Management
  • Village of Glenview, IL, 2008—July 2023
  • Deputy Village Manager January 2023-July 2023
  • Assistant Village Manager 2019-2022
  • Director of Human Resources 2013-2019
  • Deputy Director of Administrative Services 2011-2013
  • Assistant to the Administrative Services Director 2010-2011
  • Strategic Services Manager (Public Works) 2008-2010
  • Budget Analyst, City of Kansas City, MO, 2007-2008
  • P. Cookingham/Noll Fellowship, City of Kansas City, MO, 2006- 2007