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

2024 Class Schedule

Planning for the BGU Class of 2024 schedule is currently underway.  The session dates, topics, and locations will be shared here once the schedule is finalized.   

Classes will be held from 6:30 - 8:00pm.   Students will be recognized with a "Graduation Ceremony" during a City Council meeting following the conclusion of the course series. 

Registration - COMING SOON! 

Registration for the Battle Ground University Class of 2024 will open in May.  

Prospective students are encouraged to subscribe to online notifications (News Flash) and follow the City's social media accounts for future program announcements.  Once enrolled, students will be added to an email distribution group, where weekly course announcement and presentation materials will be shared. 

Thank you for your interest in BGU 2024.  We hope to see you in class this year!