City Manager Greg Garrett has announced the promotion of Corey Costelloe to the position of Assistant  City Manager for the City of Tehachapi. Costelloe has been the Economic Development Coordinator  

Costelloe will assist the City Manager’s office with various directives and aid all other City departments  in their service to the residents of Tehachapi. He will continue to handle economic development  initiatives including business recruitment, expansion and retention of current businesses in the City. 

Costelloe was raised in Tehachapi and is a 1998 graduate of Tehachapi High School where he was a  student-athlete and campus leader. He earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Point  Loma Nazarene University in 2002 and in 2016 completed his master’s of public administration with  honors from Cal State Bakersfield.  

“I would like to thank Greg Garrett and the entire team at the City of Tehachapi for this opportunity to  continue to serve the residents of our great city and more importantly, my hometown,” Costelloe said.  “Having been raised in Tehachapi this work is personal, understanding that what we accomplish not only  impacts people, but friends, neighbors and our big extended Tehachapi family—I am reminded of that  daily.” 

Costelloe was first introduced to local civic issues as a talk radio producer and host at KERN Radio in  Bakersfield from 2003-2008, he also served as program director for two radio stations including a local  ESPN Radio affiliate from 2008-2011 before transitioning to the role of Assistant Athletics Director for  Communications at Cal State Bakersfield where he served for six years building the CSUB brand into a  nationally-recognized program at the NCAA Division I level.  

Much of Costelloe’s work at the City of Tehachapi is centered on community partnerships, he is the  investment chair for the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council, a commissioner for the  Tehachapi Tourism Commission and is an active affiliate member of the Tehachapi Area Association of  Realtors who honored him as “Affiliate of the Year” in 2020. He works with several local non-profit event  organizers to promote Tehachapi including the Tehachapi Arts Commission, Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo 

Association and since 2018 has organized the City’s All-American 4th of July Festival and Fireworks  display.  

Away from City Hall, Costelloe is the Vice President of the Tehachapi Warriors Booster Club where he  oversees corporate sponsorships and is the public address announcer for Warrior football. He also sits  on the elder board and serves as treasurer at Mountain Bible Church. 

Costelloe can be reached at City Hall at (661) 822-2200 ex. 121 or at