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News Release
City of Battle Ground Earns Clean Audit Reports - 06/25/20

Battle Ground, WA - The office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO) recently completed its financial and accountability audits of the City of Battle Ground.  The city earned clean reports on both audits with no findings and no management letters.  This marks 20 consecutive years of clean audit reports for the city.

The independent audits covered the city’s 2019 fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.  The accountability audit examines and reports on how the city manages, uses, and safeguards public resources.  The financial statement audit examines and reports on whether the city’s financial statements are accurate and complete and comply with provisions of laws, regulations, contracts and grant agreements.

“The City of Battle Ground is committed to responsible stewardship of public resources,” said Mayor Adrian Cortes, “the result of this independent audit reflects the work of our dedicated staff and our ongoing commitment to accountability and transparency.” 

The SAO’s audit reports for the City of Battle Ground as well as the city’s 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, are available on the Financial Reports page of the city’s website. 


The City of Battle Ground, located in the heart of Clark County, WA serves 21,520 residents.  The surrounding natural beauty, access to recreation activities, and close proximity to the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area make Battle Ground a desirable place to live and has created a period of considerable growth. The City functions under a Council-Manager form of government and provides vital public services such as police, planning and development, roads, parks, utilities and others. City leaders operate under guiding principles that were created with community input through a recent visioning process. More information about the City can be found at

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