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Ryder to Provide Insights on Emergency Communications at CSDA Emergency Preparedness Summit

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Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith will be moderating the “Developing an Emergency Communication Plan; The Importance of Incorporating Digital Communication into an Emergency Plan” panel at the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) Emergency Preparedness Summit on February 26, 2021 from 9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. The Emergency Preparedness Summit is presented in partnership with the USC Price Executive Education Forum for Local Leaders and Southern California Edison.

“Major natural disasters in California have made it evident that public agencies need to be prepared with an emergency communications plan,” Ryder commented. “We sadly have a lot of lessons to learn from events over the last ten years, and public agencies who always want to improve will find lots to learn from our panel members. This talk will share tips and insights on the planning process and our experiences as a panel.”

Ryder will be joined by Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) Manager Dan Efseaff, City of American Canyon Public Information Officer (PIO) Jen Kansanback, City of Vallejo PIO Christina Lee and Mesa Water District Water Policy Manager Stacy Taylor to discuss topics, such as communications platforms, working with several agencies, outreach tools and past experiences.

Update as of March 26, 2021: CSDA published recordings of the summit’s sessions to their YouTube Channel. Watch Ryder’s presentation below:

About the California Special Districts Association

The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) is a 501c(6), not-for-profit association that was formed in 1969 to promote good governance and improved core local services through professional development, advocacy, and other services for all types of independent special districts. CSDA is the only statewide association representing all types of independent special districts. CSDA provides education and training, insurance programs, legal advice, industry-wide litigation and public relations support, legislative advocacy, capital improvement and equipment funding, collateral design services, and current information that is crucial to a special district’s management and operational effectiveness.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a California-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 Napa, City of Paramount, City of Santa Cruz, City of Tracy, City of Vallejo, Cal Choice Energy Authority, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Rowland Water District, 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.