Roy mayor condemns conduct by council members


Roy Mayor Kimber Ivy condemned recent and past behavior by members of the Roy City Council toward community members and staff, according to an open letter she wrote Monday, April 15.

Ivy’s statements come after the council voted against adding Edmund Dunn to the council during its meeting on April 8 to fill its position No. 1 vacancy left by Rachel Chavez in January. With its decision, the Pierce County Council will now appoint the new council member to fill the vacancy. 

The council also opted not to add Megan Dunn and Matt Ivy to the Roy City Planning Commission.

“It is imperative to foster an environment of respect, understanding and collaboration. I want to make it clear that I do not support such conduct and will work diligently to ensure that all community members are treated with dignity and respect,” Ivy wrote. “The statements and behaviors exhibited towards individuals such as Edmund Dunn, Megan Dunn, Matt Ivy, Rachel Chavez and both current and past staff members are unacceptable and deeply troubling. I want to make it unequivocally clear that I do not condone such behavior, and it does not reflect the values of our community or my administration. We must strive for fairness, transparency and inclusivity in all our interactions.”

The City of Roy Planning Commission is still looking for two commissioners. The Planning Commission provides citizen review and recommendations on planning-related matters to the city, town, county council or board of commissioners. To apply, email, or call 253-843-1113.