Ryder to Join Panel on the Work-From-Home Model at CCCA’s Fall Summit

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Ryder presenting at a conference.Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith, along with California JPIA’s Employment Practices Manager Kelly Trainer Policky, will be discussing the work-from-home model at the California Contract Cities Association’s (CCCA) 2021 Fall Educational Summit on September 18 at 10:20 AM.

“The pandemic has forced organizations to adapt and learn how to meet business needs with a remote workforce,” said Ryder. “Tripepi Smith has successfully implemented a remote work environment since 2015, and I look forward to sharing with attendees my experiences with the benefits and drawbacks of the work-from-home model in a local government context.”

The panel will focus on the big picture issues and opportunities that work-from-home has created for public agencies and will inform city council members about the pros and cons of the remote model while working to achieve community goals. Throughout the session, Ryder will reflect on his experiences managing Tripepi Smith’s growing team and touching on some of the key legal and management challenges that come with the remote model.

“Having a decentralized workforce can be challenging at times, but the work-from-home structure also provides enormous flexibility and cost-saving opportunities. The remote model has never been a barrier to Tripepi Smith delivering high-quality services for our clients,” continued Ryder. “That being said, work-from-home is not a panacea, and agencies benefit from carefully considering the impacts and changed management strategies to address this new employee paradigm.”

About the California Contract Cities Association

CCCA is a collection of member cities united for a common cause. Born in 1957 as the direct result of the “Lakewood Plan”, CCCA grew from eight contracting or member cities to 70 member cities today with more than seven million residents. Membership growth remains one of the main priorities of the Association. CCCA serves as a rallying point for cities contracting for municipal services to ensure constituents receive the best service at the minimum cost. Through municipal seminars, education, and exchange of ideas and information, CCCA combines resources to influence policy decisions that affect member cities.

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.