About This Project
The League of California Cities (Cal Cities) tapped Tripepi Smith to create videos recognizing winners of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence. Each year, Cal Cities selects 12 city/town governments for their efforts to solve issues challenging their communities. The Helen Putnam Award was made in honor of the former Petaluma Mayor and Cal Cities’ first female president, Helen Putnam.
Tripepi Smith wrote the scripts for the video, worked with winners to collect photos and videos from recipients and produced a video stringing it all together.
As the 2019 League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo approached, Cal Cities looked to Tripepi Smith to not only create the Helen Putnam Award recognition video, but a 10-part vignette interview series as well.
The Tripepi Smith team filmed the vignette series during the Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum in July 2019. Elected leaders were pulled to talk about their passion for public service and how Cal Cities has helped them. Watch the full series.