Of Counsel, Idaho
As a teacher, business owner and public servant, Sandi Bloem has influenced her community and its “sense of place” for the past four decades. Sandi specializes in building coalitions among the public and private sectors to get things done, while empowering individuals to understand the value of teamwork.
Prior to joining Gallatin Public Affairs, Sandi served as the first female and only three-term mayor elected in Coeur d’Alene. Previously, she taught in the Coeur d’Alene School District for 10 years. During her tenure as mayor, Coeur d’Alene built the most successful Salvation Army Center in the country, constructed its first new City Library and completed a state-of-the-art city park. Sandi has owned and operated her own business in downtown Coeur d’Alene for 30 years. Sandi’s expertise in coaching teams for success has earned her the coveted William Booth award from the Salvation Army and the Harold Hurst Award from the Association of Idaho Cities.
Sandi earned her Bachelor Degree in Education from Utah State University. She chaired the North Idaho Mayors Group, the Salvation Army Kroc Advisory Board and has served on the Board of the Idaho Cities Association. She lives in Coeur d’Alene near her children and grandchildren.
“Building strong public-private partnerships isn’t easy. Producing trusting relationships is the first step to success. My experience as the coach of many successful projects, developing partnerships, building teams and understanding the vision will be the advantage for our clients.”
Consensus building Local government Leadership coaching Visioning
Mayor, City of Coeur d’Alene
Kroc Center Advisory Board
Coeur d’Alene Vision 2030
North Idaho University Advisory Board