Councilmember Cherish DesRochers

Cherish DesRochers was re-elected to Position No. 6 in November of 2021.  She is currently serving her second consecutive full-term in office.

She was selected by the City Council to serve a two-year term as Deputy Mayor from January 2022 to December 2023. 

Prior to her elected position, she was appointed by City Council in 2016 to serve in vacated Council Position No. 6, a position in which she had served as Councilmember Pro-Tem. Ms. DesRochers served on the city's Planning Commission prior to her position on City Council. 

Ms. DesRochers has earned the Association of Washington Cities' Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership.

Councilmember DesRochers

Current Board and Committee Appointments

  • Budget Committee
  • C-Tran Board of Directors
  • City of Battle Ground Ethics Committee
  • Community Center Landscape
  • LEOFF-1 (Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Plan 1) Board
  • Urban County Policy Board 

Ms. DesRochers has worked for C-Tran as a Customer Service Representative since 2010.  Prior to C-Tran, she worked in various customer service positions including in the insurance industry where she maintained a producer's license.

She has been a resident of Battle Ground since 1990 and attended Battle Ground Public Schools.

On the Monday nights she is not attending a City Council meeting, you will find her playing soccer.

Community Service

  • Member of  the Community Emergency Response Team
  • Trustee of the Battle Ground Education Foundation
  • President/Founder nonprofit Food with Friends
  • Ending Community Homeless Organization (ECHO)