April 22 – Hometown Heros Day in Roy


ROY, WA – The City of Roy established in 1908 has a population of 795 and is a mile and a half long.We may be small in size but we are large in spirit. Historically we pull together to meet the needs of each other and the city.From beautifying areas to refurbishing a building or raising funds for the medical crisis of a child, we have seen the citizens of Roy meet the need.

In honor of those who step up to the plate to meet the city’s current needs, this Hometown Heroes page has been established, where those who donate time, talent or treasure can be acknowledged. If you are interested in participating as a Hometown Hero, please download the form below: Volunteer Application If you are interested in participating as a member of the Planning Commission, please download the instructions below. Planning Commission opening If you are interested in participating as a member of the Library Board, please see the Library page.

On April 22, 2013, at Volunteer Appreciation night, the following groups and individuals were recognized:

  • 555th Engineer Brigade, in recognition of their national service and ongoing support of our activities this past year
  • Roy Lions Club, in recognition of their efforts in many community activities during the past year.
  • Planning Commission members Steve Ruff, Mary Braae, Raymond Johnson and Heather Pfluger
  • Library volunteers David Rossman and Joseph Cowdry
  • Library Advisory Board members David Rossman, Kim Nelson and Sandra Biggerstaff
  • Webmaster Don Yates, administrative volunteers Christy Pirlo and Dawn Lauzon
  • Reserve Officer Tim Atkins
  • Reserve Officer Sonia Armitage, who also volunteers as bailiff and assists administratively in both the police department and for the city clerk
  • Rodeo “Yellow Shirt” volunteers Charlie Ashman, Katie Davis, Robert Erwin, Christina Heyn, Al Knight, Ronald Lahti and Andraea McFarland

We couldn’t do it without you!

We willingly acknowledge the dedicated servicemen and women who give their time and talent daily including our local residents and the 555th “Triple Nickel” Engineer Brigade Our Joint Base Lewis-McChord Partner May you be blessed and kept safe.

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Hometown Heroes is a day of giving back to the community we love. Approx. 30 Triple Nickel soldiers will be joining with community members to assist in projects that benefit the entire community.  


9:30 volunteers arrive at command post for check in and assignments

11:30 BBQ lunch for volunteers and fun events

2:30 return to assignments for completion

4:30 Thank you’s and presentation of memorial


Memorial is a “Battle Cross” monument that will be placed out in front of City Hall for all to see as a reminder of those who bravely fought for our Nation and gave the ultimate sacrifice.



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