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Articles written by Michelle Vance

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  • Calling a few 'Angels' to deter park vandalism

    Michelle Vance, District Manager|Mar 2, 2019

    There's no doubt Tehachapi's parks are a major asset to the community. From quality of life enhancement to health benefits, our beautiful parks make life in the mountains more complete. For our team at Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District, keeping them safe and thriving is our passion. We are working on a list of repairs and rejuvenation projects for the 116-acres of park land and the five facilities under our care. But we need your help. Graffiti and vandalism cost us greatly. We spend t...

  • Moving forward, encouraging change

    Michelle Vance, TVRPD District Manager|Nov 24, 2018

    We gave Measure R our best shot and we're incredibly proud of the vision we created. We're proud of Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District. We're proud of people in this community who used their voice to promote growth in their town. Now, let's keep that momentum going. Going into Election Day, we felt truly honored. We didn't know if it would become a night of cheers or disappointment, but we did know we gained something incredibly powerful - new friends of the parks. We thought we...

  • Be part of Tehachapi's legacy, vote yes on Measure R

    Michelle Vance|Oct 27, 2018

    The election is almost upon us, and I can't help but reflect on the journey to November. It's been quite an expedition getting Measure R on the Nov. 6 ballot, one that has come with plenty of opposition and enthusiasm. I take every comment, negative or uplifting, into consideration. I understand the worries surrounding the financial aftereffects for taxpayers if it passes and I commend the bravery that comes with backing the vision. And that is exactly what this is, a beautiful and achievable...

  • It takes vision, bold moves to make quality of life thrive

    Michelle Vance|Oct 13, 2018

    To create good quality of life for a community, you need to have vision. You need to be able to openly look at your city, see its beauty, see its potential and be honest when there are things that need to change. There are many aspects of our existing parks and facilities that need TLC. There are many additions we should be making now, not necessarily for us, but for the future generations of Tehachapi. Our vision is obtainable. According to the National Recreation and Park Association,...

  • How parks and recreation is good for local economy

    Michelle Vance|Sep 29, 2018

    There's no denying the health, quality of life and social benefits a healthy parks and recreation footprint has on a community. But investing in your local parks also makes a positive impact on our local economy. Our Tehachapi parks play host to a variety of events throughout the year that benefit local artists, businesses and restaurants. Activities like the Mountain Festival, Go Native, All American 4th of July festivities and the ever-popular Tehachapi GranFondo cycling event bring a big...

  • Why parks are good for community

    Michelle Vance|Sep 1, 2018

    I grew up in a small town very similar to Tehachapi. As a kid in Kernville, I felt the importance of having local parks and recreation opportunities. A healthy representation of parks and recreational facilities brings health to a community, a stronger economy, higher property values and an increased quality of life. Kernville wasn't Tehachapi, and I feel so fortunate to not only be a resident of this beautiful community, but to work for the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District so I can h...