Mayor Kay Boyd (1936-2010)
Lacey City Council
Kay Boyd was appointed to City Council when Mayor Karen Fraser resigned in November 1981 to take her place on the Thurston County Commission. Boyd beat out eleven candidates who had applied to fill the vacancy. Boyd was sworn in on December 18, 1980. In the 1981 election, she ran unopposed and won the seat in her own right. In similar fashion, she won the 1985 election unopposed.
In 1986, when Deputy Mayor Richard Bever declined to be nominated for that position, Kay Boyd was elected to serve as Deputy Mayor and was sworn in on January 9, becoming the first woman in Lacey to be elected Deputy Mayor.
The following year, Mayor Mark Brown resigned and Council elected Kay Boyd as Mayor. She was sworn in as Mayor on February 12, 1987.
Boyd ran for a third time for City Council in 1989 and again was unopposed. In 1990, she was elected to her fourth term as Mayor, but she resigned that position in February 1991.
In 1993, Boyd ran for a final time, but this time lost to opponent Ann Burgman.
Big changes came to Lacey while Boyd served as mayor. Hawks Prairie was annexed following a years-long conflict between pro- and anti-annexation groups, and construction began on the Lacey Timberland Library.
First Female Deputy Mayor