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Team Tripepi Smith to Attend TCMA Annual Conference

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Team Tripepi Smith’s Principal Jennifer Vaughn and Senior Business Analyst Saara Lampwalla will attend the annual Texas City Management Association (TCMA) Conference in South Padre Island, TX from June 20-23, 2024. 

The 2024 conference theme is “Navigating the Horizon.” The conference consists of informational sessions on a variety of topics including ethics, leveraging AI for competitiveness and crisis communications. This year, workplace culture emerges as a compelling discussion point, featuring multiple sessions exploring methods for organizations to enhance performance through prioritizing inclusivity and cultivating positive change to shape workplace culture.

“Hosting an annual conference of this size with so many events and informational sessions to attend is a great achievement as it provides expansive learning opportunities and spaces to network with local government leaders,” said Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith. “TCMA consistently supplies their members with a wealth of information and tools to take into the workplace, which ultimately strengthens the city management profession. .”

As a Gold Sponsor for TCMA, Tripepi Smith is proud to support the city management community in Texas as they elevate local government standards. Similar to TCMA, Tripepi Smith is grounded in civic affairs. Co-founder and CFO Nicole Smith comes from a second-generation civic affairs background; her father served as a city manager for 30 years. Co-founder and President Ryder Todd Smith brings over a decade of expertise in public agency marketing and communications. Partnering with organizations such as TCMA is a key strategy in advancing the public affairs community.

About Texas City Management Association

Texas City Management Association (TCMA) is a group of local government officials working to uphold high standards in local government and embrace diversity. With over 1,000 members spread across ten Texas regions, TCMA consistently provides educational and networking opportunities to members to uplift local government quality.

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, aerial imagery, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of American CanyonCity of Culver CityCity of CupertinoCity of Daly CityCity of DuarteCity of Grover BeachCity of Santa PaulaCity of Indian WellsCity of La Cañada FlintridgeCity of Lake ForestCity of LivermoreCity of NapaCity of ParamountCity of TracyCalChoice Energy AuthorityCalifornia Joint Powers Insurance AuthoritySanta Clara County Fire DepartmentCosta Mesa Sanitary DistrictRowland Water DistrictCalifornia City Management FoundationRenne Public Law GroupWest Coast ArboristsScripps CollegeBlind Children’s Learning Center and Climatec.