On 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.