Tigard’s Public Safety Advisory Board (PSAB) has a new face following the resignation in March of one of its originally appointed members.
The Board will continue forward with new member Shaun Stuhldryer, who was appointed unanimously by the City Council at its April 6 meeting. He replaces Sheherazade Weyland, who stepped down from her post in March as a voting member of the 15-person body dedicated to advising the City Council on police policy and practices.
Stuhldryer is a consultant and capital project executive with CBRE | Heery, an architecture, interior design, engineering, construction management and program management firm with offices across the country. He originally applied for a board position last year when the PSAB was being formed but was passed over at that time.
As an initial applicant, however, he was one of seven people approached by City officials after Weyland’s resignation.
Eduardo Ramos, the City’s Digital Communications Coordinator, told the council that three of the seven people, including Stuhldryer, responded to queries this time around. Of that trio, Nick Jarmer, was passed over once again, while the third, Justus Rogers, is not technically a Tigard resident and therefore not eligible.
“This person comes in at the best point where they are joining the policy conversations and recommendations moving forward,” Ramos said.
Councilors backed the appointment with little hesitation.
“I had a really hard time with this one looking back through the applications and looking at the board and the person who left,” Councilor Heidi Lueb said. “They have two very different back-grounds, Nick and Shaun, and they would bring interesting perspectives to the table. But I think I would support Shaun Stuhldryer as well.”
Councilor Liz Newton, who serves as the Council liaison to the PSAB, agreed.
“I was interested in him the first go around primarily because he was really open about his lived experience and I appreciated that,” Newton said. “And working with the group like I have, that’s one of the great things about that group, they are pretty open about how things have affected them.”
Up until now, the Board has been engaged primarily in introductory sessions to familiarize them with the Tigard Police Department and its policies. The first formal Board recommendation to the City Council came on March 22, when it voted in favor of approving the purchase of body-worn cameras for all sworn officers in the department.