And We're Back! Welcome to 2016
January 2016 

Hi. Remember us? The second half of 2015 was a whirlwind for the team with new clients, new team members and big project deliverables. Plus, we got to see many of our friends at conferences for CUEMA, ICMA, LOCC, MMASC and MMANC. Good times.

Alas, we fell off the wagon with our monthly update; so we are playing catch-up in this edition.

With the holidays behind us and a fresh year to take on, I wanted to update you on the news at Tripepi Smith and share some of our latest Insights with you.
Tripepi Smith Expands to Sacramento
Trent Sunahara, MPA has joined Tripepi Smith & Associates as a Senior Business Analyst. A former grassroots advocate and aide to two legislators, Trent brings more than a decade of experience in public affairs, community engagement, and coalition building to the team. In his new role, Trent will help Tripepi Smith clients develop effective outreach campaigns and ensure their messages are heard by executive and legislative leaders in the Capitol and throughout the State. Read More

5 Facebook Updates to Better Engage Your Followers

fbicon Facebook introduced new options to its Page settings that allow organizations to drive interaction with their followers and reach new visitors. We have highlighted five new features your organization can use to drive your digital brand on the largest social network in the world.
City of Cupertino Benefits from TSA Communications Assessment

The City of Cupertino has completed a Communications Assessment process with Tripepi Smith. Tripepi Smith's Communications Assessment offers public agencies a holistic evaluation of their current communication activities and identifies areas for improvement to better engage residents, further expand transparency and more effectively connect with certain community cohorts. 
Said Rick Kitson, Public Affairs Director & CIO, City of Cupertino, "Tripepi Smith asked probing questions and raised insightful points about Cupertino's approach to engagement, our use of new media and internal processes. The Communications Assessment will serve as a guide for the advancement of our communications." Read More 
We are so fortunate to have grown the team in 2015 with the help of loyal clients and new arrivals who trusted us with their projects. Everyone at Tripepi Smith is excited to make 2016 a great year. Let's do amazing things.

Ryder Todd Smith
Tripepi Smith
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Client Highlight:


Climatec is the leading Energy Services Company in California. They enable cities and schools to implement energy-efficient infrastructure
with no impact on the general fund. Client cities include Bellflower, La Palma, Beverly Hills and Fountain Valley. Climatec is also an active industry supporter of CCMF, LOCC, and CASBO.
 Click here to learn more about Climatec. 

CBJ 159  

Civic Business Journal reports on the people, companies and solutions that make local government in California more effective.   


City of Corona Launched OpenData Interface for Financial Transparency


MuniServices Expands Team with New Talent


Photos: CCCA 49th Annual Legislative Tour


UFI Continues to Right Ship in Beaumont


MuniTech Academy Completes Virtual ITIL Foundation Training


CCMF Spreads Awareness of the #13Percent Movement


Looking for photos from your favorite events? Try the CBJ Photo Gallery.
2016 Conference Plans

Tripepi Smith can be routinely found on the conference circuit. Look for us soon at the following events:

LOCC City Manager Department Meeting
Indian Wells

MMANC Winter Forum
Foster City

MMASC Winter Forum

CCCA Annual Municipal Seminar
Indian Wells

LOCC Annual Conference 
Long Beach

MMANC Annual Conference

MMASC Annual Conference