Corey Costelloe

Economic Development
Title: Assistant to the City Manager
Phone: (661) 822-2200 x. 121
Corey Costelloe

Corey Costelloe is the Assistant to the City Manager in Tehachapi, California, his hometown. Costelloe joined the team at City Hall in September of 2017 after 15 years of work in the media and communications field, most recently at CSU Bakersfield where he served as Assistant Athletics Director for Communications. During his time at CSUB, Costelloe earned his Master’s in Public Administration, and in 2017 the opportunity to come home and work for his community prompted a switch in careers and a new purpose.

Among his many duties in Tehachapi, Costelloe oversees the City’s economic development efforts which balances supporting small businesses while dealing with the raised economic profile of a community that is attracting national retailers. Tehachapi’s support-based structure allows both small and large businesses to interact and cooperate with one another with the end goal of prosperity for all.

A 2002 graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif., he earned his MPA with honors in 2016 from CSU Bakersfield. He currently serves on the greater Tehachapi Tourism Commission, and as a Tehachapi-native, is respectful of the region’s past, but understands his obligation to help build a brighter future for the next generation.


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