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Line Roy resigns from Yelm Chamber and City Council,
Mayor DePinto appoints her to city communications post!

Line Roy
Credit: City of Yelm

Line Roy appointed as Yelm’s Communications and Recreational Coordinator

  • Editor’s note: Line Roy was appointed to Yelm City Council’s Position 6 seat last January, filling the seat vacated by Joe DePinto, elected as Mayor of Yelm in November 2021.
  • That seat is now vacated and to be filled.
  • I reached out to both Mayor DePinto and Line Roy about the changes.
  • Congratulations to both the City of Yelm and Ms. Roy on her new assignment serving our town!

From Mayor Joe DePinto:

“A few weeks ago our recently hired Communications and Recreational Coordinator Desiree Atkins was recruited by a larger city and accepted a great employment offer from them. She did a wonderful job for Yelm and I am happy for her new opportunity.

“Due to the short time period (about 5 months) I made the decision to hire from the applicants who previously applied. Line Roy was on that list and was a finalist who interviewed very well. I reached out to see if she was still interested in the position, she was and her first day will be at the start of October.

“Line brings a wealth of experience from the Chamber that includes a strong familiarity with local businesses. Not to mention all the local events she coordinated or her strong social media presence, managing multiple Yelm focused social media pages. I believe she will do amazing things with the position and I’m excited to work with her.

“She announced at the last city council meeting that the September 27th meeting will be her last day as a councilperson. The city council will determine an appointment process at our next meeting, but I would imagine and hope that it will be the same as the one they utilized earlier this year.”

From Line Roy:

“I’m very grateful for the time I got to serve the citizens of Yelm as a city council member. I certainly never anticipated my time there to be so short but sometimes opportunities present themselves at inopportune times, and we have to decide if we’re going to ignore them or take the leap. I decided to leap. I learned a lot about the government process while I was on council, a lot of things that I’ll get to take with me to my new position, and a lot about myself. I’m so excited to get to grow in the Communications and Recreation Coordinator position and still serve this community that I love so very much. 

“I’m really proud of what I did at the Yelm Chamber. I can look at some of the big projects I got to work on over the past six years and know that my work made a difference. We started the Business Economic Recovery Taskforce, and were able to distribute nearly $30,000 in funds to local businesses. We improved our communications, our partnerships with county, regional, and state organizations, and brought in an amazing Yelm event with the Nisqually Valley BBQ Rally. We grew our membership, and weathered a pandemic, moving seamlessly into virtual programming while advocating for businesses. 

“I believe I served our business community well. I will always be a proponent for loving local…shopping local, dining local, supporting local. I am confident that the Chamber board will find the right replacement and our Chamber will continue to serve its members and our community.” 

Posted by Steve on September 16, 2022 at 11:30 am | Permalink

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