Battle Ground Councilmember Cherish DesRochers was recently awarded with the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).
AWC's Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes elected city officials for accomplishing training in four core areas of local governance:
"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 Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership recognizes mayors and councilmembers who continue to enhance 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 back to their community.”
To earn the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership, Councilmember DesRochers completed more than 60 hours of training credits and conducted community service.
Ms. DesRochers has served as a member of the Battle Ground City Council since 2016, and before that, served on the city’s Planning Commission.