The City of Rolling Hills Estates

Rolling Hills Estates Engages TS

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The City of Rolling Hills Estates has selected Tripepi Smith to provide content development and communication support services. The goal of the engagement is to further enhance transparency and community engagement within the City.

In 2017, Tripepi Smith conducted a review of the City’s communications, assessing the breadth of its print and digital communication vehicles and examining Rolling Hills Estates’ website. Based on their findings,Tripepi Smith principal Ryder Todd Smith facilitated a discussion about city communications with the City Council and offered insights on industry best practices and new concepts in community engagement.

Tripepi Smith’s initial work expanded into a communications plan development process. The City Council reviewed the plan in early 2018 and is now moving forward with plan implementation. The work will make Tripepi Smith resources available to City staff to deliver expanded City communications.

The engagement is being led by Jon Barilone, Tripepi Smith Director, and assisted by Business Analyst Bria Balliet and Junior Business Analyst Karen Villasenor.

“Rolling Hills Estates is a unique community with unique communication challenges. It features some of the best elements of  ‘old California’ with a dash of the equine lifestyle,” said Barilone. “In a small city, we feel it is within the realm of possibility to try and connect with everyone in community. We look forward to helping the City of Rolling Hills Estates with their goals.”

Addressing why Tripepi Smith was engaged for this work, City Manager Doug Prichard commented, “Tripepi Smith is the recognized leader in city communications and public engagement efforts. They came highly recommended and have a strong track record with cities similar to Rolling Hills Estates. We view this as a cost-effective way to increase communications without adding staff – maintaining a contracting model that has served the City well over the years.”

About Rolling Hills Estates

The City of Rolling Hills Estates (RHE), located in Los Angeles County, sits on the northern side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. RHE was incorporated in September of 1957 in order to preserve its rural environment and equestrian lifestyle, as characterized by rolling hills, vast open spaces and three-rail white fences. Today the City remains committed to preserving and enhancing quality of life its residents, businesses and visitors through outstanding municipal governance and exemplary service to the community.

About Tripepi Smith

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.