CAPIO conference team

Team TS is Headed to the CAPIO Annual Conference

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CAPIO conference teamPresident Ryder Todd Smith, Director Amy Conrad, Senior Business Analyst Melanie James, Business Analysts Kaetlyn Hernandez and Business Analyst Nolan Voge, and Junior Business Analyst Alyson Nichols make up the team representing Tripepi Smith at the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) Annual Conference, which will be held in Monterey from May 1-4, 2023.

In addition to attending, Tripepi Smith will be leading a panel entitled “Through the Smartphone Lens: Focusing on On-The-Go Photography and Videography” on May 1 at 2:15 PM. Melanie and Nolan will show attendees tips and tricks on best practices for content creation when only semi-professional equipment (think modern iPhones) are readily available. Armed with the knowledge of basic photography and video principles, attendees will become comfortable with capturing content that looks professional, anywhere, anytime. 

“Photos and videos are a great way to jazz up content and better engage communities, especially on social media pages. You can get a lot done with a bit of equipment and a modern smartphone,” said Nolan. “Melanie and I are honored to have been selected to share our knowledge and expertise. We hope that everyone who attends will feel more comfortable using their smartphone for photo and video work on their next social media campaigns.”

In addition to the session, Tripepi Smith is hosting a bonfire event on May 1 at 8 PM. Plus, the firm will be back with its ultralounge set up in a suite near the conference center. Tripepi Smith is a multi-year Diamond Sponsor of CAPIO and has been a long-time supporter of the organization. Learn more about the conference at

About the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)

CAPIO is a membership organization serving more than 700 professionals throughout the public sector who engage communities through honest and transparent communication. CAPIO provides education and networking that helps its members and their agencies develop and advance. CAPIO is the leading professional organization dedicated to advancing public communicators through training, resources and networking to strengthen and engage communities—a fundamental piece of good government.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm based in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. The firm’s unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. Tripepi Smith provides full content creation services, including: ghostwriting, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine optimization, email marketing, crisis communications, social media management and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of Santa AnaCity of Culver CityCity of Rolling Hills EstatesCity of TracyCity of Santa CruzCity of SnoqualmieCity of CupertinoCity of Daly CityCity of La Cañada FlintridgeCity of ParamountCity of Huntington BeachCity of El CerritoCity of Indian WellsCity of Yuba CitySanta Clara County Fire DepartmentIndustry Business CouncilNHA AdvisorsCalChoiceCalifornia Joint Powers Insurance AuthorityRowland Water DistrictCalifornia Contract Cities AssociationCalifornia City Management FoundationLeague of California CitiesInstitute for Local GovernmentRenne Public Law GroupInland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.