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Councilmembers Cortes, McCoy, DesRochers and Davis take oath of office
Councilmembers Cortes, McCoy, DesRochers and Davis take oath of office
Battle Ground City Council Welcomes Newly Elected and Re-Elected Members; Selects Mayor and Deputy Mayor (Photo) - 01/06/22

The Battle Ground City Council welcomed their newest members and selected a Mayor and Deputy Mayor at their first meeting of 2022. 

New and returning members took their ceremonial oaths of office at the January 3 meeting:

  • Troy McCoy, elected to position No. 1 is serving his first term in office.
  • Tricia Davis, elected to position No. 5 is serving her first term in office after being appointed to the vacated position in October of 2021.
  • Adrian Cortes was re-elected to position No. 4 and is serving his 2nd consecutive term in office.
  • Cherish DesRochers, re-elected to position No. 6, is serving her 2nd consecutive term in office. Prior to being elected to the position, she served as an appointed member of the council.

The four join sitting councilmembers Shane Bowman (Position No. 2), Shauna Walters (Position No. 3) and Philip Johnson (Position No. 7) who are currently serving the third of their four-year terms in office.

The council selected Philip Johnson to serve a two-year term as Mayor and Cherish DesRochers to serve as Deputy Mayor.  The Mayor's duties, in addition to having the same authority and responsibilities of all councilmembers, are to preside at council meetings and to serve as the ceremonial representative of the council. The Deputy Mayor serves in that capacity should the Mayor be absent.

City councilmembers are elected at-large by voters to serve a four-year term. The council is responsible for the legislative function of the city such as establishing policy, passing local ordinances, approving budget appropriations, and developing an overall vision for the city. 

Under the city's adopted Council-Manager form of government, the city council appoints a city manager to implement its policies, serve as advisor, and oversee administrative operations of the city.

More about the Battle Ground City Council including meeting, agenda, and contact information is available on the city's website at

Battle Ground Police & Medical Examiner Investigation - 01/06/22

Battle Ground, WA - This morning at 7:54 am, Battle Ground Police Officers and Fire District 3 personnel responded to a call in which the reporting party described a person lying in a ditch of water located along SE Grace Avenue near SE 3rd Street.

Fire District 3 paramedics declared the person, an adult male, deceased.  Battle Ground Police Officers, along with the Clark County Medical Examiner, immediately began an investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.  No other information is available at this time.  

The Medical Examiner’s Office will release additional information about decedent via FlashAlert once it’s available. 

City of Battle Ground Seeking Applicants for Newly Established Salary Commission - 12/28/21

The Battle Ground City Council recently adopted an ordinance establishing a Salary Commission and are seeking applications from residents interested serving on the new established board.

The Commission is a 3-member volunteer board that meets at least annually to review and determine the salaries and health insurance benefits provided by the City to its elected officials.

Commission members must reside within the city of Battle Ground.  Members shall not be an officer, official or employee of the City of Battle Ground, nor an immediate relative of an officer, official or employee of the City. 

Members serve without compensation and are appointed by the Mayor with approval from the city council to serve a 3-year term.  As a newly established board, however, initial members will serve staggered terms of one, two, and three years.

Detailed information about the Salary Commission and an application to serve is available online at