Tigard Swears in FIRST Female Mayor, Most Diverse City Council in its 62-year History
TIGARD, Oregon – The City of Tigard made history today as it swore in its first-ever female mayor, Mayor Heidi Lueb, and its most diverse City Council in its 62-year history. In addition, the Tigard City Council will have a women-led majority in 2023 and 2024.
Elected in the November 8, 2022, election, the City of Tigard swore in:
- Mayor Heidi Lueb, who will serve a four-year term and is the first woman elected mayor in Tigard’s history
- Councilor Yi-Kang Hu, who was elected in November to serve a four-year term;
- Councilor Jai Raj Singh, who was elected in November to serve a four-year term; and,
- Councilor Maureen Wolf, who was elected in November to serve a two-year term.
The oaths of office were administered on Monday night at a hybrid Tigard City Council Business Meeting.
In addition, Councilor Jeanette Shaw and Youth Councilor Aishiki Nag will return to the Council for the remainder of their terms.
The historic moment for the City of Tigard shows the importance of having elected leaders that reflect the communities they represent, and the value of representation in public office. The City of Tigard is committed to creating a more equitable community for all people.
Members of the Tigard public can also read more about the Mayor and City Council, including upcoming meetings and events, at: https://www.tigard-or.gov/your-government/council.
After the Oaths of Office were administered, Council elected its President Yi-Kang Hu and also received a high-level briefing from Tigard’s first Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager, Kurt S. Jun.
In the coming weeks, the new Council will focus on setting goals for its work in 2023.