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Michelle Vance
Michelle Vance_thumb.jpgAbout Michelle Vance
Mrs. Vance joined the City of Tehachapi in April 2013. In her capacity as Economic Development Coordinator, she is responsible for implementing principles and practices of economic development, business recruitment, and retention and expansion policies. Vance serves as the primary liaison to community groups and organizations with which the City shares partnerships with.

Vance joined the city from the County of Kern, where she was the Field Representative for Second District Supervisor Zack Scrivner. In that capacity, Vance worked closely with East Kern communities and was instrumental in developing the Revitalize East Kern program. She also gained extensive experience while working with downtown Tehachapi business owners as the Executive Director of Main Street Tehachapi, a non-profit organization, which promotes economic development in the historic downtown business district.

Vance graduated from California State University Bakersfield where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy Administration with a concentration in marketing. Further, she has taken several advanced courses while attending the MPA program at Cal State University Bakersfield.

Vance is a member of California Association for Local Economic Development, the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council Board of Directors, Tehachapi Tourism Commission, and the Tehachapi Rotary Club.