Our stories and collective voice have the power to change the world.
Sarah Leistico


Sarah Leistico provides communications and project support to GBSM’s staff, clients and executive leadership.

Originally from Minnesota, Sarah has extensive community and public engagement experience organizing community participation and events for civic, educational and nonprofit initiatives.  With a passion for connecting others to the tools and resources they need to impact change, she is always on the lookout for opportunities to innovate and think creatively.

Prior to joining GBSM, Sarah worked at Growth & Justice advancing community-built policy initiatives with a wide range of stakeholders. Through other roles, she has also managed nonprofit, higher education and corporate communications, administrative duties and operational needs.

Sarah graduated from Metropolitan State University with a bachelor’s degree in community environment and policy.

Our stories and collective voice have the power to change the world.
  • Areas of Expertise: Public involvement, Coalition building, Meeting and retreat planning and facilitation, Digital communications (online, social, etc.)
  • Industry Specialties: Community Development, Non-Profit & Trade Associations, Education, Government
  • Education: B.A., Metropolitan State University

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