Citizens Advisory Committee

Some of the members of the 2023 Citizens Advisory Committee

Formed in 2021, the Citizens Advisory Committee is designed to keep district staff and school board members informed of community perspectives, represent the interests of parents and the community on specific school issues, promote the maximum interaction between the district and the community and raise community awareness of school board decisions and policies.


The committee includes Battle Ground Public Schools community members with representatives ranging from business, municipal and faith-based leaders to parents and senior citizens. Members represent different roles and geographic areas. 

The Citizens Advisory Committee provides a forum where each member may have a part in shaping the future of the educational process and environment as it is developed.

Past committee work has included bond planning and shaping the district’s strategic plan.

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Citizens Advisory Committee meetings take place the second Thursday of most months from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., September through April.

Meetings are held in the media center (library) at Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground.

Join the committee

Each Citizens Advisory Committee member serves a three-year term. Watch for an announcement when the committee is seeking new members!


Please contact Sandy U’Ren by phone at 360-885-5302 or email

Committee leadership

Erica Bedrossian, parent of BGPS students

Lance Carter, employment consultant and parent of BGPS students

Tori Denfeld, substitute teacher and parent of BGPS students

Bethany Emerson, preschool director and parent of BGPS students

David Lindner, pastor, parent of BGPS students and choir teacher

Jean Markuson, retired educator and community member

Marshall Marrott, area leader and parent of BGPS student


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