Tripepi Smith Supports Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District in Website Redesign

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In July 2020, Tripepi Smith was selected to provide website development for the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District (PMVCD) following a competitive bidding process. The District was in need of a website refresh to address platform management and ADA requirements. Also, in light of the pandemic, PMVCD wanted to use the website launch to celebrate its 20th anniversary of serving Placer County.

Although this project started in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, PMVCD and Tripepi Smith team were still able to pull off a release in December 2020. Senior Business Analyst Melanie James and Business Analyst Sara Madsen worked with PMVCD to identify the vision and goals for the new website, create designs and program the final product. The new website offers a modern sleek design with an easy to navigate interface that is ADA compliant and allows users to find upcoming events, important news and other resources in no time. The website also benefited from the skills of an in-house photographer on the team whose quality photography is used throughout the website.

“The work of our District to protect the health and quality of life for residents and Placer County requires that we consistently communicate and inform our residents with timely and sometimes complex information. Having a strong Internet presence is a cornerstone of that strategy, and we were looking for a strong website partner who would listen to our needs and deliver fantastic results. We found that partner in Tripepi Smith,” said PMVCD Public Information Officer Meagan Luevano. “Tripepi Smith was really easy to work with and responsive throughout the process. The result was a well-designed and informational website that is also simple to manage from a staff viewpoint. Tripepi Smith’s expertise guided us in the right direction and the attention we have received due to the update has been amazing.”

PMVCD was recognized by the Vector Control Association of California in an agency spotlight for their new website.

The website was built on the open source WordPress platforms that avoid vendor lock-in for the District and also allows the agency or Tripepi Smith to tap into hundreds of thousands of global experts to help expand or add features to the site. WordPress is the most commonly used content management system on the Internet. The engagement with Tripepi Smith also included hosting of the website and unlimited technical support.

“The mosquitos of Placer County are on alert. The team at PMVCD is on a mission, and armed with this new website, will be in an even stronger position to deliver for residents and businesses. The PMVCD team were great partners in this process as they provided clear and timely feedback. It was a fun and rewarding project,” noted Melanie.

About Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District is an independent, non-enterprise, special district in Northern California governed by California Mosquito and Vector Control Law and a Board of Trustees. The District operates under a cooperative agreement with the California Department of Public Health and staff are state certified as California Vector Control Technicians. The District provides year-round services to Placer County residents, such as community-wide vector surveillance, prevention and control services, respond to reports and on-site inspections.

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.