Tripepi Smith’s team of over 40 professionals are ready to serve Texas cities, towns and counties! Tripepi Smith is a provider of marketing, technology and public affairs consulting services. With over 90 clients spread across America, the Tripepi Smith team has deep knowledge of local government matters.

Two of our team members are based in the DFW area, so Tripepi Smith can provide both virtual and on-the-ground support in Texas. Our services range from communications assessments and social media management to graphic design and branding. We look forward to partnering with the agencies of the Lone Star State!

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  • Jennifer Vaughn
    Jennifer Vaughn
Jennifer Vaughn

Jennifer brings over 20 years of experience in the public sector working for local government and public utilities. As a new resident to Texas, Jennifer quickly ingrained herself in the community by serving as Adjunct Faculty at Tarrant County College where she teaches Public Speaking. She also Chairs the Communication Committee for her local PTA, and joined the Board for Keller Education Foundation. Prior to joining Tripepi Smith, Jennifer spent 18 years with Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) in a variety of roles. As Public Affairs Manager, she was responsible for representing the company to many Orange County cities by maintaining government and community relations. She served on several Chamber of Commerce boards and as President for the Coastline Community College Foundation. She played an advisory role on the Asian Business Association of Orange County and the Groundwater Replenishment Program. Jennifer also managed a staff promoting energy efficiency solutions to local governments in her role as Public Sector Programs and Partnerships Supervisor before promoting to Public Policy Manager where she provided policy direction and strategy.

Jennifer garnered her initial city government experience with the City of Anaheim and the City of Pasadena. She managed public relations efforts for the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau (now Visit Anaheim) during a $4.2 billion renovation of the Anaheim resort. She also served as Marketing and Communications Manager for an international economic development firm that promoted the Alsace region of France.

Jennifer earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Communication from San Diego State University where she also taught public speaking.


Past Conferences

  • Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Annual Conference: August 30 – September 1, 2021
  • Texas Municipal League (TML) Annual Conference: October 6-8, 2021
  • Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Annual Conference: June 8-10, 2022

Upcoming Conferences

  • Texas Municipal League (TML) Annual Conference: October 5-7, 2022
  • Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Annual Conference: June 7-9, 2023
  • Texas City Management Association (TCMA) Annual Conference: June 8-11, 2023


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Social Media Strategy and Management

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