Tripepi Smith Acquires

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Tripepi Smith has acquired local government news site and its accompanying daily newsletter. The move will further solidify the firm’s reach into local government and expand its capacity to drive knowledge sharing within the local government sector.

PublicCEO provides a statewide perspective on California cities, counties and special districts for the thousands of city managers, county administrators, public executives, elected officials and public employees that serve communities across California. The website consolidates local government news in California to provide a single stop for people to stay abreast of the issues and challenges facing government in California. It also offers a job board for recruiting new talent. The news featured on PublicCEO is shared via a daily email to approximately 9,500 subscribers driving significant website visits every day.

All of these features made the acquisition an easy decision for Tripepi Smith co-founders Nicole and Ryder Smith.

“Tripepi Smith has previously advertised on PublicCEO because of the robust traffic it receives every day from local government leaders and potential clients,” said Nicole. “When the former owner expressed a desire to sell PublicCEO, I knew we couldn’t pass up this opportunity. Through our acquisition of PublicCEO, Tripepi Smith has broadened our ability to bring public affairs expertise and insight straight to our clients and others in the local government space.”

Since gaining control of PublicCEO, Tripepi Smith has redesigned the newsletter to give readers more visuals and a mobile responsive design. The firm will soon redesign the PublicCEO website to better reflect its updated branding and give its readers a smoother online experience.

Public agencies who have notable stories or press releases can share them with PublicCEO for possible publication on its website and on its daily newsletter. Send any press releases or news to

Tripepi Smith also owns Civic Business Journal, another prominent publication for those in local government.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is an Orange County-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 Paramount,City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of Santa Ana, City of Santa Cruz, City of Tracy, City of Yuba City, Cal Choice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Bellflower-Somerset Mutual Water Company, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Rowland Water District, Valley Water Company, 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.