Councilmember Lauren Schueler has lived in Norman for over 10 years. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she moved to Norman to pursue her Master’s at the University of Oklahoma and recently purchased her first home to continue to grow roots in Norman. Councilmember Schueler holds a Master’s in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from the University of Central Florida where she was a member of the women’s rowing team.
Ward 2 includes the area East of I-35 between Robinson Street and the Southern Norman limits, East on Robinson Street to 24th Ave N.W. and South to Dakota and borders Berry Road on the East from Denison Street to Imhoff Road and South of Imhoff Road, the Eastern boundary is Chautauqua Avenue. Since the last reapportionment of Wards, the Ward includes approximately the South half of the section North of Main Street between Berry Road with Dakota, Iowa, and Denison being the Northern boundary.
Councilmember Schueler serves as the director of N.E.W. Leadership and civic engagement at the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma. She coordinates the N.E.W. (National Education for Women’s) Leadership program that seeks to address the historical under-representation of women in politics and public service, as well as civic engagement more broadly on campus.
Councilmember Schueler was appointed to fill the Ward 2 vacancy on May 11, 2021. Prior to her appointment she served on the TIF District #2 Oversight Committee. She believes passionately that all politics are local and that’s why she’s chosen to serve where she can be closest to the people. While on Council she is committed to working towards strategic and long-term solutions for stormwater, affordable housing, and securing our water supply, as well as other priorities that directly impact Ward 2 like our tree canopy, overhead power lines, and the redevelopment of Lindsey Street.
Councilmember Schueler serves on the Community Planning and Transportation Committee and the Oversight Committee.