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CCCA Calls Upon Ryder to Facilitate Strategic Planning Session

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CCCA logoThe California Contract Cities Association (CCCA) called upon Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith and Business Analyst Saara Lampwalla to facilitate its strategic planning session on June 8, 2019.

“We invited Ryder to facilitate the strategic planning session of our Executive Board to guide our Association forward,” said Sandra Armenta, Contract Cities president. “We have had tremendous success in our advocacy efforts over the last few years. Our annual Strategic Planning Session is a chance for our newly formed executive board to revisit our long-term goals and draft our short-term goals based, in part, on my vision for the next year. It’s crucial that we continuously take a step back and look at ways we can improve our relationships with our member cities, Associate Members, and other partners. We are fortunate to have had the Tripepi Smith team as a longtime partner. Ryder and Saara’s third party perspective helped us to identify potential blind spots and kept us focused on the task at hand. Their multifaceted support continues to add more and more value over the years.”

The meeting assembled CCCA Executive Board Members to discuss the Association’s trajectory. As facilitator, Ryder invited the group to begin the session by reflecting upon the Association’s values, history, mission and each board member’s unique experiences with and sentiments about CCCA. Additionally, he honed in on the Board’s shared vision for the Association’s future and mined specific steps to achieve it.

“It was both an honor and privilege to serve Contract Cities by facilitating a discussion among its Board of Directors,” said Ryder. “The health of associations can be measured by the engagement of its Board and this Board is deeply engaged. They care about the future of CCCA and recognize its role in adding value to their jobs as elected officials. Tripepi Smith has been involved with CCCA for over a decade, and I expect to be working with them in the coming decade.”

Tripepi Smith is a Platinum-Level Associate Member of CCCA, who has provided ongoing photography, website development, staffing and video production support to the Association and many of its member agencies and partners.

About the California Contract Cities Association

CCCA is a collection of member cities united for a common cause. Born in 1957 as the direct result of the “Lakewood Plan”, CCCA grew from eight contracting or member cities to 70 member cities today with more than seven million residents. Membership growth remains one of the main priorities of the Association. CCCA serves as a rallying point for cities contracting for municipal services to ensure constituents receive the best service at the minimum cost. Through municipal seminars, education, and exchange of ideas and information, CCCA combines resources to influence policy decisions that affect member cities.

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 Tracy, City of Cupertino, City of Duarte, City of Daly City, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Santa Ana, City of Paramount, City of Huntington Beach, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of Yuba City, Industry Business Council, NHA Advisors, Cal Choice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, 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, Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.

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