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Posted on: November 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] City Mourns Loss of Councilmember Bill Ganley

Councilmember Bill Ganley
City of Battle Ground flags were lowered to half-staff today to honor the memory of Councilmember Bill Ganley who passed away on Saturday, November 26th after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Ganley served the City of Battle Ground for over 25 years. In 1991 he was appointed to serve as a member of the city’s Planning Commission. He was first elected by the citizens of Battle Ground to Position No. 6 of the City Council in November of 1993; he was re-elected to five consecutive 4-year terms in which he served honorably. He was selected by his fellow councilmembers to serve as Mayor from 1997 to 2001 under the then-new Council-Manager Plan of Government. Mr. Ganley’s leadership on the city council was instrumental in shaping the city and its form of government.

He served with distinction on several county-wide boards including the C-Tran Board of Directors, the Regional Transportation Council, the Clark County Urban County Policy Board, and the Railroad Advisory Board.
 
Mr. Ganley’s extensive experience, historic perspective and knowledge of government served as an invaluable resource. He consistently demonstrated extraordinary leadership, integrity, dedication, and a committed desire to help people and advance the community of Battle Ground through teaching, volunteering, and serving.

Battle Ground Mayor Philip Johnson shared his thoughts in the following statement:

“Battle Ground lost a good friend Saturday. Bill Ganley was not a Battle Ground native, but like a good portion of our citizens, he embraced Battle Ground as his own, and we are a better community for having Bill as one of us.
 
“Bill wore many hats, he first was a son, and a husband, he was a fireman at heart, he was a teacher who only wanted the best for his students, he was a city councilman and mayor who was concerned greatly about Battle Ground and its future. Mostly he was a good friend to me and a multitude of others.

“Goodbye my friend, take your well-deserved rest, your work is done.
 
“For the rest of us our work continues. It is my hope that we can accomplish that work by using Bill’s work ethic. Listen, consider, and act in the best interest of the people. I promise to do my best.”
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