CAPIO Conference Team

Team TS is Headed to the CAPIO Annual Conference

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CAPIO Conference TeamPresident Ryder Todd Smith, Principal Jon Barilone, Principal Katherine Griffiths, Art Director Kevin Bostwick, Senior Business Analyst Melanie James, Senior Business Analyst Sara Madsen, Senior Business Analyst Kaitlyn Wu and Business Analyst Kaetlyn Hernandez will rep Team Tripepi Smith at the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) Annual Conference in San Diego from August 29, 2022 to September 1, 2022.

Tripepi Smith not only be attending the conference sessions and events, but the firm is also presenting an award at the EPIC Awards Luncheon and leading the “Taking Your Designs to the Next Level: 7 Tips to Use Canva Effectively” session on August 31 at 8:30 AM.

Kevin and Sara will guide attendees through everything you need to know about Canva and how to make high-level graphics. With the knowledge of Canva best practices and design principles, attendees will enhance their graphic design skills. The session is hosted as a CAPIO Learning Lab and will consist of hands-on exercises.

“Canva empowers everyday users to be graphic artists without ever opening Photoshop or related software. At Tripepi Smith, we value the tools that Canva provides, and prepare everyone on our team to be proficient in the program,” said Sara. “I’m thrilled to join Kevin in sharing our knowledge on the subject and equipping fellow communication professionals with these skills.”Tripepi Smith is a Diamond Sponsor of CAPIO and is supporting the conference as the wifi sponsor. Find Tripepi Smith’s conference resources at

About the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)

CAPIO is a membership organization serving more than 700 professionals throughout the public sector who engage communities through honest and transparent communication. CAPIO provides education and networking that helps its members and their agencies develop and advance. CAPIO is the leading professional organization dedicated to advancing public communicators through training, resources and networking to strengthen and engage communities—a fundamental piece of good government.

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 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 MartinezCity of TracyCity of VallejoCalChoice Energy AuthorityCalifornia Joint Powers Insurance AuthoritySanta Clarita Valley Water AgencySanta Clara County Fire DepartmentCosta Mesa Sanitary DistrictRowland Water DistrictCalifornia Contract Cities AssociationCalifornia City Management FoundationRenne Public Law GroupBob Hall & AssociatesWest Coast Arborists and Climatec.