TS Leadership to Attend LoCC AC

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Tripepi Smith will send five team members to the 2019 League of California Cities (LoCC) Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach at the Long Beach Convention Center. The event will take place from Oct. 16-18. As an active partner of the League and many of its member agencies, the Annual Conference is a major event for the Orange County-based, marketing-technology-public affairs firm.

Team Tripepi Smith members President Ryder Todd Smith, Director Katherine Griffiths, Director Jon Barilone, Director Mike Egan and Business Analyst Saara Lampwalla will partake in the events, visiting with LoCC members, learning from attendees and speakers and representing the voices of its clients. Additionally, Ryder will preside over a panel, “The Sixth Council Member: Social Media,” from 3:45 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

This year, the League as well as the Institute for Local Government once again tapped Team Tripepi Smith to produce award recognition videos for the Helen Putnam Awards and Beacon Awards. New to the docket of Tripepi Smith-produced videos premiering at the conference is a series of vignettes that will play during the General Session. The snippets of interviews with council members were filmed by Tripepi Smith at the League’s Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum in June 2019. This is the fourth time Tripepi Smith has produced the Putnam Award recognition video and the 3rd time it has produced the Beacon Award recognition video.

“The League of California Cities has been a key part of Tripepi Smith’s success over the years,” said Ryder. “We recently hit 18 associates on our team to match the breadth of clients we get to serve and learn from, many of which we’ve connected with via the League. As always, I’m looking forward to this year’s Annual Conference, and really, the chance to connect with many of the cities that have contributed to our firm’s success.”

Tripepi Smith is a Silver-Level Partner of the League as well as the Institute for Local Government (ILG), which the League is the parent associate of. This is the sixth consecutive year that Tripepi Smith has demonstrated support for both the Institute and League.

“Tripepi Smith has remained committed to giving back and engaging with local government as our firm has grown. It is core to our ethos as a firm,” Ryder continued. “Tripepi Smith is proud to continue investing in the League’s member cities, and by extension, the advancement of California.”

About the League of California Cities

The League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities. To learn more about the League, please visit

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm located in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm also provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of Culver City, City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of La Puente, City of Tracy, City of Cupertino, City of Duarte, City of Millbrae, City of Daly City, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Fountain Valley, City of Paramount, Rowland Water District, Valley Water Company, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, League of California Cities, Institute for Local Government, Renne Public Law Group, Avenu Insights and Analytics, Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.

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