A total of 10 qualified applicants were considered -- from an initial pool of 16

Heidi LuebThe Tigard City Council appointed Heidi Lueb as its newest member following interviews with potential candidates Tuesday night.

The appointment came following interviews with Lueb, Jason Rogers, Tristan Irvin and Jenny McCabe. Bryan Wolf, who had originally been named a finalist, withdrew his name last week. All were vying for a chance to fill out the remaining term of Jason Snider, who was elected as mayor last November.

"We were lucky to have 10 quality candidates interested in filling the city council vacancy," Snider said in a news release. "Each one brought a unique set of skills and experience that would have benefitted our community and the city council. Heidi will be a critical part in setting the 2019 Council Goals and advancing ongoing projects, including the SW Corridor and Tigard Triangle."

Lueb, who holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration (accounting) from the University of Oregon and a master's degree in kinesiology from Texas Women's University, currently works as a controller for Grady Britton in Portland.

"I am honored and excited to be appointed to the City Council for the City of Tigard," said Lueb. "I'm looking forward to bringing by business skills as a Controller to the work of the City Council and the issues facing Tigard residents."

A 3-year Tigard resident, she will be sworn in Jan. 29.

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