Members of the Kern County Association of Cities attended a dinner at The Shed hosted by the City of Tehachapi on Oct. 30.

Representatives from Bakersfield, Delano, Taft, Ridgecrest, California City and Shafter heard about the success of Sierra Technical Services from owner Roger Hayes, according to a city news release.

Sierra Technical Services, based at Tehachapi Airport, is developing the next generation of drone technology. The business has seen growth in sales and employment every year, the city said.

The cities association meets to share common interests and successes.

“We get together to learn about each city's winning stories in their economic growth and then ask ourselves (whether) can we implement that in our city,” City Manager Greg Garrett said in a city news release.