Tripepi Smith Supports Rose Institute Virtual Conference on Local Redistricting: Registration Now Open

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Tripepi Smith is producing the Rose Institute of State and Local Government’s 2021 Redistricting: New Rules for California Local Governments virtual conference. Elected officials, local government staff and city attorneys will glean insights on all matters redistricting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Tripepi Smith’s role is to organize the agenda, publish an event website and manage the preparation and execution of all virtual conference aspects of the event.

California’s redistricting experts will lead the discussion, delving deep into the redistricting timeline and process, applicable law and regulations for jurisdictions (including new legal requirements for cities and counties) and best practices for local government agencies transitioning to by-district elections. Speakers include a range of local government leaders, attorneys, political scientists, communications professionals and academic experts.

Tripepi Smith is delivering pro bono support by taking the lead on technology, publicity and programming logistics. Ryder Todd Smith, a Claremont Mckenna College (CMC) alumni and president of Tripepi Smith, serves as Vice-Chair of the Rose Institute’s Board of Governors. With his visioning, Junior Business Analyst Bryn Miller, also a CMC and Rose Institute alumni, and Business Analyst Skylar Hunter have been organizing the event since November of 2019. Team Tripepi Smith is putting its expertise to use, providing graphic design, videography, tech support, marketing and event management services.

“The Rose’s 2021 Redistricting virtual conference is timely given the 2020 Census and the impact that will have on districting and redistricting throughout local governments in California. This is a niche area of law and public policy, but we have the best minds in California discussing the subject,” said Ryder. “For Tripepi Smith, this is a chance to flex our digital skills and deliver a great virtual conference experience for everyone. We are adapting our services to meet the needs of clients in the COVID-19 era.”

In addition to Tripepi Smith’s numerous connections to the Rose Institute, the firm has also worked with several cities on their community outreach related to district formation and public hearing facilitation. The California Voting Rights Act has created a wave of district formation across California for local governments, and Tripepi Smith has been actively partnering with these cities and other key partners to help them through the process.

City and county clerks, city managers, county administrators, city attorneys, county counsel, elected city, county and special district officials and all others involved in 2021 redistricting are encouraged to join. For attorneys attending the conference, MCLE credit is pending.

The registration fee of $50 covers all presentations, access to small-group question and answer sessions with panelists, and networking opportunities. For more information, please contact Bryn Miller (

Visit the conference website for more information or to register. Registration closes on September 15, 2020.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is an Orange County-based marketing, technology and public affairs firm that serves for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage to agencies seeking to leverage the internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm 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 American Canyon, City of Culver City, City of Cupertino, City of Daly City, City of Duarte, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Lakeport, City of Lake Forest, City of Paramount,City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of Santa Ana, City of Santa Cruz, City of Tracy, City of Yuba City, Cal Choice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Rowland Water District, Valley Water Company, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, Institute for Local Government, League of California Cities, Renne Public Law Group, Bob Hall & Associates and Climatec Energy Services.