League of California Cities

TS Sends Six to LoCC City Managers Department Meeting

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Tripepi Smith League of California Cities City Managers Department MeetingA team of six Tripepi Smith associates will travel to San Diego for the League of California Cities City Managers Department Meeting from February 13-15.

The attendance of the team, consisting of President Ryder Todd Smith, Director Jon Barilone, Director of Operations Katherine Griffiths, Business Analyst Bria Balliet and Junior Business Analysts Saara Lampwalla and Karen Villaseñor, is a testament to Tripepi Smith’s priority to stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the city manager community.

“The new California normal in 2019 entails an even more divided public swayed by populist influences amplified by social media. We have also seen an exploding demand for emergency services and public alerts to meet the increased fire risks resulting from drought and wildland-urban interfaces. This is a volatile environment and it requires an ongoing dialogue with communities and a battle to assert facts where innuendo and half-truths are leveraged to undermine reasonable planning,” said Ryder. “More than ever, the Tripepi Smith team finds ourselves ‘in the room’ with city leaders and staff having conversations about communications and strategies. City managers are key to channeling change for the health and well-being of our communities, and Tripepi Smith is ready to help them succeed.”

Ryder will partake in a discussion on emergency communications with Malibu City Manager Reva Feldman and Santa Barbara County Communications Manager Gina DePinto. The trio’s panel, “Major Incident Communications: Technical Solutions, Political Risks, and Community Information,” will be from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14.

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 provide 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 El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of Yuba City, 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.