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TS team attending MMASC

Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith is attending the Municipal Management Association of Southern California’s (MMASC) 2020 Annual Conference from October 26-29, 2020. Joining Ryder is Saara Lampwalla, Melanie James, Karen Villasenor and Sara Madsen.

“The Tripepi Smith team is always excited to attend the MMASC Annual Conference,” Ryder said. “We will miss seeing everyone in the conference rooms, but we can’t wait to connect with these public servants  through the screen instead.”

Tripepi Smith is involved with two speaking slots in the program:

  • Oct. 27, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Ryder will facilitate a panel on Risk Management 101 with the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority
  • Oct. 29, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Ryder will facilitate a discussion with Facebook and Nextdoor representatives about emergency alert platforms and public safety features of these tools.
  • Oct. 27 and 29, 5 – 6:30 p.m.: Tripepi Smith will host networking happy hours featuring chat roulette experiences in small groups

Ryder will speak in the “Emergency Alerts: Not Just Nixle Anymore” presentation, along with Head of Public Agency at Nextdoor, Dan Parham and Politics and Government Outreach Team Member at Facebook, Jannelle Watson. The panel will share the capabilities of Facebook Local Alerts and Nextdoor Emergency Alerts, and how to best leverage these platforms.

The additional panel on Risk Management 101 will provide an executive review of the critical role the risk management plays in the management decisions of city managers and how management analysts can leverage risk management knowledge to add value to their organizations.

“I look forward to sharing the ‘stage’ with industry thought leaders and getting their insights shared directly with MMASC members,” Ryder added. “We have some excellent content that will boost the knowledge of attendees and give them tangible information to bring back to their respective agencies.”

The MMASC Annual Conference theme is “Transforming Public Service” to adhere to the recent evolving practices of public service. The conference sessions fall into categories that define its learning goals: lead and succeed, innovation and transformation, and tried and true. Tripepi Smith is a Platinum-Level Partner for MMASC. Register for the MMASC Annual Conference.

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 El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Lakeport, City of Lake Forest, City of Napa, City of Paramount, City of Santa Cruz, City of Tracy, City of Vallejo, Cal Choice Energy Authority, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Rowland Water District, 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.


MMASC is one of the oldest and the largest associations of its kind in the nation and is recognized by both the International City / County Management Association (ICMA) and the League of California Cities. The organization’s more than 800 members represent local governments serving an estimated 22 million residents.

MMASC’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for public service excellence through the professional development of the leaders who serve our Southern California communities.  We provide a forum for local government professionals to establish meaningful connections, exchange resources and stimulate innovation.