Battle Ground University

The City of Battle Ground is excited for the return of Battle Ground University!  Originally introduced in 2005, BGU provides an in-depth look into how the City of Battle Ground operates.

What is BGU?

Battle Ground University (BGU) is a free 5-session program designed to provide community members with a better understanding of the inner workings of their local government. The program covers a wide range of topics including City Administration, Community Development, Finance, Public Works, and Public Safety. 

The goal of BGU is to better educate the community on city functions, provide an opportunity to engage with staff, and empower community members to get involved in the continued success of our City!   

What do you want to know?

We want to hear from you!  Help inform this year's BGU curriculum by taking this brief online survey, letting us know what city services you are interested in learning more about. 

BGU - Educate Engage Empower

2023 Course Schedule

Session  Date Topic Location
Session 1 Tuesday, August 29 City Administration City Hall
Session 2 Tuesday, September 12 Community Development City Hall
Session 3 Tuesday, September 26 Finance  Community Center
Session 4 Tuesday, October 10 Public Works Community Center
Session 5 Tuesday, October 24 Public Safety Police Department

Classes will be held from 6:30 - 8:00pm on the dates specified above.  Students will be recognized with a "Graduation Ceremony" during the City Council meeting on Monday, November 6, 2023.

REGISTRATION for the BGU Class of 2023 is now closed.  

Student notifications will be sent out by August 9, 2023.  Thank you to everyone who submitted applications to attend.