President Ryder Todd Smith Recognized by MMANC with Legacy Award

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While attending the 2023 Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Annual Conference, Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith was presented with the Legacy Award.

“It is an honor to be recognized by MMANC with the Legacy Award. Participation in MMANC programming has been a cornerstone activity of Tripepi Smith’s efforts to become a critical partner to local governments across California,” said Ryder. “I am thankful that our work at Tripepi Smith has given me the ability to engage with so many wonderful people through MMANC. Even more humbling is joining prior recipients such as luminaries Pat Martel and Kurt Wilson.”

Every year, MMANC recognizes supporters of the local government community with the following awards: President’s Award, Rising Star Award, WLG Career Excellence Award, Wes McClure Outstanding Assistant Award, Ed Sajor Memorial Student Award, Regional Professional Award, Booster Award and Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is given to “a deserving individual who has provided longstanding consistent support for the organization”. Ryder has been supporting MMANC and attending its events for the last 13 years. Tripepi Smith has been a partner of MMANC for ten years.

“MMANC has benefitted from the insights and experiences of highly regarded professionals who have consistently invested in the next generation. Our association is focused on providing professional development opportunities for our members and expanding their knowledge and horizons. An effective way to fulfill that goal is by providing our members with direct access to the wisdom of industry veterans,” said John Stefanski, 2023 President of MMANC. “I met Ryder early in my work at MMANC, and it was clear he and his staff were strong supporters of our association. His work is leaving a legacy as he helps our members advance their careers and better serve their communities.”

Tripepi Smith is a Platinum Partner of MMANC and the Tripepi Smith team has assisted MMANC with video production, photography, graphic design and the redesign of its website over the years.


MMANC is a membership organization of local government management professionals located throughout the 49 counties of Northern California. MMANC was formed in 1950 to address the professional needs of public management staff. It is the oldest and one of the largest organizations of its kind in the nation. Today, its goals include facilitating professional development in municipal management; enhancing opportunities for professionals pursuing careers in public administration; establishing a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, research, and experiences among those in municipal management; creating a communications network between the administrator, academician, and others concerned with developing effective local government; and providing input and policy recommendations to the League of California Cities, the International City/County Management Association, Institute for Local Government, Cal-ICMA and other recognized associations.

About Tripepi Smith

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 AnaCity of Culver CityCity of Rolling Hills EstatesCity of TracyCity of Santa CruzCity of SnoqualmieCity of CupertinoCity of Daly CityCity of La Cañada FlintridgeCity of ParamountCity of Huntington BeachCity of El CerritoCity of Indian WellsCity of Yuba CitySanta Clara County Fire DepartmentIndustry Business CouncilNHA AdvisorsCalChoiceCalifornia Joint Powers Insurance AuthorityRowland Water DistrictCalifornia Contract Cities AssociationCalifornia City Management FoundationLeague of California CitiesInstitute for Local GovernmentRenne Public Law GroupInland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.