On the 26th of May, 1951, a special election was held to determine whether or not a corporation to be known as the Town of Battle Ground, Washington should be established. Voters approved the incorporation of the new town and at the same time elected its first city council and its first mayor, Mr. P.L. Rasmussen.
Washington State recognized the incorporated Town of Battle Ground, population 742, on June 18, 1951.
Eventually, the Town of Battle Ground became the City of Battle Ground and the population has grown to nearly 20,000. Several Mayors and Councilmembers have been elected and served since 1951.
List of Mayors