OLYMPIA: Reception to honor Machlis

A reception will be held tonight for Joan Machlis, an Olympia City Council member who is participating in her last council meeting.

The gathering will be held at the beginning of the Olympia City Council meeting, at 7 p.m. at Council Chambers, 900 Plum St. S.E.

Jeannine Roe is expected to be certified the winner of a close race against Machlis for City Council position six on Nov. 24. Roe will be sworn in at a council meeting the same day, and a reception will also be held for Roe, city spokeswoman Cathie Butler said.

Roe would take office this month instead of in January because Machlis was appointed last year to fill the seat, not elected.