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TVRPD Board Appoints New District Manager

Michelle Vance, TVRPD District ManagerOn June 27, 2017, the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District (TVRPD) Board of Directors voted 4-0 to appoint Michelle Vance as the District Manager, replacing LeAnn Williams who submitted her resignation in May.

Ms. Vance currently works as the Economic Development Coordinator with the City of Tehachapi, where she has been instrumental in the City’s growth as an economic engine and tourist destination in California. She took the Gran Fondo from inception to award winning. The event, now in its’ fourth year, has grown to over 1000 riders and brings people from all over the world to Tehachapi.

Prior to the City of Tehachapi, the Kernville native worked on Supervisor Zach Scrivner’s staff and was executive director of Main Street Tehachapi. Michelle has been instrumental in obtaining multiple grant funds for the City and other local non-profits, including the Tehachapi Tourism Commission.

Vance received her Bachelor degree in Public Administration from Cal State Bakersfield. She and her husband Rick, a Tehachapi native, raised their two grown children in Tehachapi. Please join us in congratulating Michelle in her new and exciting role.


TVRPD receives prestigious Award of Distinction

California Association of Recreation and Park DistrictsApril 29, 2015 — The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District has been selected to receive the 2015 Award of Distinction for Outstanding Technology, Social Media & Marketing bestowed by the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts. The award is presented annually to a park agency exhibiting innovative and groundbreaking public outreach practices, and for which the application criteria include visual presentations and statistical outcome of agency web and digital presence (website), social media practices, and innovative marketing strategies.

“Receiving this award is quite the honor,” said TVRPD District Manager Matt Young, “as our park district competed against several very well known, well financed park agencies throughout California. It also speaks to Tehachapi’s outstanding quality of life and ability to trend set in terms of accessing our public parks and recreation.”

The award was presented May 16 at the 2015 California Association of Recreation and Park Districts Annual Conference in South Lake Tahoe in which former Major League Baseball player and Hall of Fame inductee Steve Garvey was the keynote speaker.