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Tripepi Smith to Sponsor and Attend the Cal Cities City Managers Conference

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Cal Cities conference graphic 2024Tripepi Smith is headed to Hollywood for the League of California Cities’ (Cal Cities) City Managers Conference from February 7-9, 2024. The team is bringing an army of talent and energy to the conference this year. 

This year’s Tripepi Smith conference team consists of President Ryder Todd Smith, Principal Jon Barilone, Directors Jennifer Vaughn and Mike Egan, Senior Business Analyst Kaitlyn Wu, Business Analysts Kaetlyn Hernandez, Alyson Nichols and Charlie Mounts and Junior Business Analyst Devin Antonio.

Tripepi Smith’s expertise and insight have been tapped to moderate three different sessions at the conference. On Thursday from 10:45 AM – 12 PM, Jennifer will moderate the “AI-Powered Cities: Empowering Municipalities through New Technology” session. She will be joined by Geoff Spencer, the City of Yorba Linda Management Analyst- Communications, Sunil Rajaraman, Hamlet Founder & CEO and Peter Pirnejad, Los Altos Hills City Manager. Together, they will discuss AI and how jurisdictions can implement this technology in city governance.

From 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM on Thursday, Tripepi Smith Principal Jon Barilone will moderate the “Lions and Tigers and Landslides, Oh My! Crisis Management and Communication” session. Throughout this session, Rolling Hills Estates City Manager, Greg Grammer and Rancho Palos Verdes City Manager Ara Mihranian will share insights on best practices and lessons learned from their recent experiences with crisis management. 

Also in the Thursday afternoon slot, Ryder will moderate the “Supporting Civility and Effective Resident Engagement” session with Elizabeth Doll, Braver Angels Director of Braver Politics, and Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager. The panel will discuss how to engage community members and bridge relationship and political gaps to provide more effective, civilized feedback.

“This conference is one of our highest profile events each year and connects our team with Tripepi Smith’s core audience of city manager clients and friends,” shared Ryder. “Our work with city managers started in 2002 when we first began supporting the California City Management Foundation, and it has grown in depth and purpose since then as we serve cities throughout the western United States.”

As an elite-level sponsor of Cal Cities, Tripepi Smith is proudly supporting the conference for the eighth consecutive year to help city managers prepare and educate themselves to lead their cities. Tripepi Smith is a proud sponsor of Cal-ICMA and a Corporate Benefactor sponsor of the California City Management Foundation and will be attending both the Cal-ICMA dinner and the annual CCMF Member Appreciation dinner this year.

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 Grover Beach, City of Santa Paula, City of Indian Wells, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Lake Forest, City of Livermore, City of Napa, City of Paramount, City of Martinez, City of Tracy, City of Vallejo, CalChoice Energy Authority, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Rowland Water District, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, Renne Public Law Group, Bob Hall & Associates, West Coast Arborists and Climatec.