Lueb, Shaw sworn in to Tigard City Council virtually
In its first-ever virtual swearing-in ceremony, Tigard City Council members Heidi Lueb and Jeanette Shaw took the oath of office Tuesday night, administered by Tigard Municipal Judge Michael J. O'Brien.
Lueb, who was joined at her home by husband Brian and her baby girl Elizabeth, later thanked everyone who helped her win her campaign in November.
"I'm humbled and honored to represent all of Tigard as a city councilor," Lueb said. "I look forward to working with my fellow councilors and the mayor during the next four years."
Lueb was originally appointed to her council position in 2019, filling the remaining term of Councilor Jason Snider, who was elected mayor.
Shaw also was sworn in, accompanied by a long list of family members joining her virtually.
"I look forward to also with working with my fellow councilors, the mayor, the city staff and being very productive the next four years for Tigard residents and I just want to thank them and look forward to us getting together socially soon," she said.
Mayor Snider said the occasion was special because it's believed to be the first time in Tigard's history that there is a female-majority on the council, "which I think is really awesome."
He said he was pleased that the city has added so much diversity of perspective and thought to the council over the last couple of years.
In other activity Tuesday, Council President John Goodhouse said he was thankful for being appointed to serve as president for the last two years and asked the council to name Lueb the new council president. Lueb was appointed to a two-year term ending Dec. 31, 2022.
Lueb and Shaw edged out five other contenders for seats on the council in November and will soon serve with a new city manager. Three finalists were recently named for that position.
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