Cherish DesRochers selected as Battle Ground’s newest city council member

BATTLE GROUND — Cherish DesRochers was recently appointed as the newest member of the Battle Ground City Council.

DesRochers will serve in the council position previously held by the late Bill Ganley
Cherish DesRochers was recently selected as Battle Ground’s newest city council member, taking over Position No. 6 after Bill Ganley’s passing. Photo courtesy of the city of Battle Ground

DesRochers was appointed to council Position No. 6. She had recently served in the position in a pro-tem capacity for Council Member Bill Ganley while he was on extended leave. After Ganley’s passing in late November, the position became vacant and the pro-tem position expired.


On Dec. 19, after seeking, receiving and reviewing applications for the vacant position, city council members appointed DesRochers to serve in the position until its expiration date of Dec. 31, 2017.


Prior to her service on the city council, DesRochers served on the city’s Planning Commission.


The city of Battle Ground operates under the council-manager form of government. City council members are responsible for the legislative function of the city such as establishing policy, passing local ordinances, approving budget appropriations and developing an overall vision. The city council appoints a city manager to implement its policies, serve as adviser and oversee all administrative operations.


To learn more about the city’s seven-member council, their meeting agendas and schedule, visit

This information was provided by the city of Battle Ground.


About The Author

Joanna Nicole Yorke is a 2010 graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science. Yorke is a Clark County native, growing up on her family's 12-acre farm in La Center where her family still resides today. She was previously a reporter at The Reflector Newspaper, covering the city of Battle Ground, the Battle Ground School District and a variety of other areas and topics.

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