New Roy councilor sworn into Position No. 1


The City of Roy welcomed a new city councilor on Monday, Nov. 13. Roy resident Rachel Chavez takes over Position No. 1, handling recreation and cultural matters.

Her interview for the position was held during Monday’s council meeting, and after the council voted to appoint, Chavez was sworn in and officially took her seat at the council desk.

“My first day was so exciting. I never saw myself having a position like this. It went a lot easier and nicer than I expected,” said Chavez, who promised the council a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn about what she described as a rich history in Roy.

Chavez has lived in Roy for over a year, having spent time in Lacey and Olympia. She was inspired to apply for the position because she wanted to help “bring the community even closer together” and cited how friendly Roy residents are.

“We’re very excited to have filled the position and for the City of Roy to have another representative to voice their concerns and to represent the community’s best interests,” Mayor Kimber Ivy said.

Chavez replaces Clayton Grubb, who resigned on Sept. 25. Her term is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2025.