Tripepi Smith President & Co-Founder Ryder Todd Smith

Ryder will Speak at USC CMF State of the City/County Summit

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Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith is scheduled to speak about social media at the USC Price: State of the City/County Summit on Thursday, April 25. This event is part of the Connect & Learn Series presented by the USC Price School City/County Management Fellowship (USC CMF).

During the first session of the day at 9:10am, Ryder and Kelly A. Trainer of Burke, Williams & Sorensen will host a discussion titled, “Best Practices Surrounding Social Media Platforms.” Ryder and Kelly will cover best practices for engagement on social media platforms and tackling the Public Records Act, the Brown Act and public forum issues.

“Today’s social media landscape remains an evolving frontier for local governments. Establishing best practices early on is essential,” stated Ryder. “Tripepi Smith has fine-tuned these practices, and I am happy to share our wisdom with the next generation of local government leaders.”

The summit will be held at the Radisson at USC Hotel, where USC CMF Board Members and CMF Fellows will assemble to analyze topics ranging from social media communications, healthy negotiations and trends in municipal districting.

Visit USC CMF’s Eventbrite to register.


The City/County Management Fellowship, built upon 80 years of expertise in public administration at USC, was formed in 2006, and brings outstanding graduate students from around the world to the University of Southern California. Only a handful of elite Fellows are selected each year to receive financial, academic and professional support from prestigious faculty, staff and practitioners in the field of city and county management. The Fellowship is committed to building the future of city and county management in Southern California, across the U.S., and abroad.

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 Climatlnkpjpjkec Energy Services.