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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Councilmember Cherish DesRochers awarded with Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Councilmember DesRochers and Mayor Dalesandro
Battle Ground Councilmember Cherish DesRochers was recently awarded a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).  Mayor Mike Dalesandro presented her with the award at the June 18 City Council meeting.

AWC's Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes elected city officials for accomplishing training in four core areas of local governance: roles, responsibilities and legal requirements, public sector resource management, community planning and development, and effective local leadership. 

"Cities around the state are continually transforming in light of changing laws and the need to meet new challenges and opportunities, said AWC CEO Peter King.  

"The leadership program helps Mayors and councilmembers sharpen the tools they need today to understand the legal landscape, plan for the future, manage their resources, and foster strong relationships. The elected officials who earn this certificate demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and a desire to bring new ideas to their community." 

To earn this distinction, Councilmember DesRochers completed more than 30 hours of training credits. 

Ms. DesRochers has served the City of Battle Ground since May of 2015 when she was appointed to the city's Planning Commission.  In July of 2016, City Council appointed her to fill then-vacated City Council Position No. 6, and in November of 2017 she was elected by voters to serve the full 4-year term from 2018 through 2021.