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Kaleb Judy, Vice-Chairperson - Board of Directors, Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District

Kaleb Judy, Chairperson

Term: 02/3/2021—02/03/2025
Appointed by: Board of Supervisors

Kaleb is a partner in the law firm Belden Blaine Raytis, LLP. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from CSU Bakersfield and his law degree from Pepperdine. He grew up in Tehachapi and returned in 2013 with his wife and children. He also serves on the Tehachapi Parks Foundation.

Ian Steele, Chairperson - Board of Directors, Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District

Ian Steele, Vice-Chairperson

Term: 11/29/22-02/03/2027
Appointed by: Board of Supervisors

Ian Steele is the Solar Division Manager at World Wind & Solar. At WWS, Ian manages a division of 115 field technicians working across the United States on both utility scale wind and solar farms. The Tehachapi native has worked with TVRPD since high school running programs like Adventure Camp, Summer Basketball camps and Movies in the Park. He has volunteered as a Youth Basketball Coach for the last six years. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with family.

Dwight Dreyer, Director - Board of Directors, Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District

Dwight Dreyer, Director

Term: 11/29/22-02/03/2027
Appointed by: Board of Supervisors

Dwight F. Dreyer is a classical representational artist. His subject matter varies from Western, Wildlife, Figurative and Fantasy. He is Founder of Dreyer Fine Arts located in Keene, California a 5,500 square foot teaching studio on eleven acres. His students are taught classical sculpting methods in various subject matter of their interest. His sculptures have been displayed in many juried museum shows including the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Autry National Center, USC Fisher Museum of Art, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Phippen Museum, and the Cattleman’s Western Show. Dwight’s sculptures are in many private and corporate collections.

Dwight F. Dreyer is a Sculptor Member of the National Sculpture Society and an Artist Member of the California Art Club.

Sandy Chavez, Director - Board of Directors, Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District

Sandy Chavez, Director

Term: 01/17/2023-02/02/2027
Appointed by: City of Tehachapi

Sylvia Sandra “Sandy” Chavez has been a resident of Tehachapi for 31 years. She has served the members of this community in different capacities of public service with a heart of compassion and concern.

Sandy fulfilled the duties and responsibilities as the Family Liaison for the Tehachapi Community Resource Center from November 2000 until February 2004. During this period of time, she was able to assist in annual Back to School clothing drive, obtaining donations from multiple corporate, public and non-profit agencies. She developed “Capable Young People Parenting Class”, leading discussion group each week. She worked in conjunction with the Haven Counseling of Bakersfield to establish “Child Neglect Prevention” classes in Tehachapi.

In June 2004, she became the Program Coordinator for the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District. Her responsibilities included coordinating the athletic programs for youth and adults and organizing community activities.

In August 2016, she was appointed Field Representative for the Salvation Army and now is currently the Center Coordinator for the Salvation Army. Currently her responsibilities include overseeing daily food distribution, coordinating with the local Walmart, Albertson, Save Mart for food donations. She also directs a biweekly Senior Sack food distribution and monthly commodity in conjunction with state programs. She organizes clothing and coat drives and has established an after-school program for children. She has made herself available to serve this community with a tangible and substantial way.

Sandy is an active member of Vineyard church. She is married and has three amazing daughters, and four grandchildren.

Maryann Paciullo, Director - Board of Directors, Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District

Maryann Paciullo, Director

Term: 7/20/21-02/02/2025
Appointed by: City of Tehachapi


Legal Authority

The Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District was established by Board of Supervisors Resolution of February 3, 1959 and City of Tehachapi Resolution No. 4-59 of February 16, 1959, pursuant to Section 5781.4, Public Resources Code; name changed by Minute Order of December 11, 1984.

Membership Qualifications: Five members; two appointed by the mayor of the City of Tehachapi and three appointed by the Kern County Board of Supervisors.
Term: Four-year staggered term.
Duties: To acquire, construct, and operate recreational facilities, to employ persons to maintain and operate facilities, and to enter into and perform all necessary contracts.
Meeting Place and Time: District Office at 490 West "D" Street, Tehachapi on the third Tuesday of each month
Agenda: Agenda for the next meeting will be posted on this website on the Thursday or Friday prior to the meeting, but at the very latest at least 72 hours before the meeting.
Compensation: None.
Contact: Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District
P. O. Box 373 (490 West "D" St - directions)
Tehachapi, CA 93561
(661) 822-3228 or use this contact form
  Oath and Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) Required