BATTLE GROUND — Current Battle Ground City Council Member Cherish DesRochers recently announced that she will seek reelection to Position No. 6.
DesRochers was appointed to the position in December 2016 to complete the term of late Battle Ground City Council Member Bill Ganley after he passed away in November. She previously served as council member pro tem before assuming the appointment.
In a news release provided by DesRochers, she states that she brings a unique perspective, an independent voice and a life-long commitment to community involvement.
“I grew up in Battle Ground and I’m inspired to serve by our strong community spirit,” DesRochers said. “I want to protect and enhance that small-town feel that we all love. I’m passionate about keeping this community a special place to live and raise our families. My priorities will continue to be safe neighborhoods, keeping Battle Ground affordable and planning for growth.”
DesRochers is founder and president of Food with Friends, a local nonprofit charity serving the homeless through street reach and advocacy.
“Our nonprofit works to help those trying to better their situation,” she said. “We connect them to resources for finding jobs, housing or getting food and shelter.”
DesRochers is a long-time resident of Battle Ground and attended Battle Ground Public Schools. Her customer service career in the private, public and nonprofit sectors spans almost two decades. Her hobbies include playing soccer, gardening and being an animal lover. She has also been a member of the Battle Ground Planning Commission, a Battle Ground Education Foundation board member and a Clark County Emergency Response Team (CERT) board member.
This information was provided by Cherish DesRochers.