Principal Jon Barilone to Speak at ICA Winter Seminar
Tripepi Smith Principal Jon Barilone will speak with a panel at the Independent Cities Association (ICA) Winter Seminar in Santa Barbara, February 3-5, 2023. The session, “Keeping Constituents Safe & Informed: Communicating During a Crisis,” will be held on February 4 at 10:20 AM.
Göran Eriksson, Council Member for Culver City and past ICA President, will moderate the panel.
This year’s Winter Forum will feature various educational sessions on topics such as managing newly elected officials, facing the new liabilities of water and guns, State-mandated sexual harassment training, crisis communications and media training.
“Having strong communications during a crisis is crucial for cities to ensure that their constituents are safe,” remarked Jon. “Being prepared and having a fleshed-out strategy before an issue occurs can help reduce the risk of making a communication misstep. I am excited to be joining this panel of experts and sharing insights on how cities can better manage their crisis communications.”
Visit the ICA website to learn more about the Winter Seminar and if you are attending, be sure to say hello!
ICA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1960. It is made up of nearly 40 member cities in the Southern California area and focuses on public safety, education, infrastructure, legislative advocacy, intergovernmental relationships and other major issues that transcend the boundaries of its member cities. ICA holds two Annual Seminars bringing together city council members, city officials and business partners for the purpose of collaboration, networking, and knowledge exchange. The Winter Seminar (held in January) addresses public safety and the Summer Seminar (held in July) focuses on contemporary issues.
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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 Ana, City of Culver City, City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of Tracy, City of Santa Cruz, City of Snoqualmie, City of Cupertino, City of Daly City, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Paramount, City of Huntington Beach, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of Yuba City, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Industry Business Council, NHA Advisors, CalChoice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Rowland Water District, 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.