Tripepi Smith to Attend ICA Summer Seminar

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Business Analyst Karen Villasenor and Junior Business Analyst Kaetlyn Hernandez are making their way to Santa Barbara, CA for Independent Cities Association’s (ICA) 62nd annual Summer Seminar from August 26, 2021 to August 29, 2021.

“After participating in the Winter Seminar this past February, I have seen that ICA provides city council members, city officials and agencies with great opportunities to connect, collaborate and share insights on timely topics, and I’m excited to take part in that again this August,” commented Kaetlyn.

Tripepi Smith is an Ultimate-level sponsor of ICA and previously attended the 2021 virtual Winter Seminar. As a component of Tripepi Smith’s sponsorship of ICA, Senior Business Analyst Melanie James modernized the website for ICA and continues to provide technical support. Her work will continue with a redesign of the entire website.

Tripepi Smith has helped other associations modernize their web presence, including: Municipal Information Systems Association of California, California Mayors Coalition, Municipal Management Association of Northern California, San Gabriel Valley City Managers Association and the California Contract Cities Association.

“The return to in person conferences and events has been highly anticipated by all, and I’m thrilled to have this event be my first one back. I look forward to forming new relationships and expanding my knowledge on the matters that are currently affecting the local government sector,” added Karen.

The event will include a presentation by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn and Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Williams, and speaker sessions covering energy funding opportunities, social media, the shifting economy, public private partnerships, planning and zoning control and more.

About ICA

ICA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1960.  It is made up of nearly 40 member cities in the Southern California area and focuses on public safety, education, infrastructure, legislative advocacy, intergovernmental relationships and other major issues that transcend the boundaries of its member cities.  ICA holds two Annual Seminars bringing together city council members, city officials and business partners for the purpose of collaboration, networking, and knowledge exchange. The Winter Seminar (held in January) addresses public safety and the Summer Seminar (held in July) focuses on contemporary issues.

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 & Associates and Climatec.