Start the Year Right

The new year is a time to start fresh and set things on a positive trajectory with thoughtful intentions, both in your personal life and for your organization.

Tripepi Smith has been fortunate in starting the year off right through new and renewed partnerships. As my mentors in local government have taught me, being a part of the local government community is essential to understanding and serving it. It is for this reason that association involvement remains a top priority for our firm.

We are pleased to announce that we have solidified our partnerships with the Municipal Management Association of Northern California, Municipal Management Association of Southern California, California Contract Cities Association, League of California Cities and the Institute for Local Government. Tripepi Smith has also continued our support of the California City Management Foundation and recently expanded our support of the city management profession through new partnerships with the Orange County City Manager Association and the San Gabriel Valley City Managers' Association.

In less than a couple of weeks, nearly the whole Tripepi Smith team will descend on Newport Beach for the LOCC City Managers Department meeting. This event is an important opportunity to connect with clients and friends from across California. I will also have the honor of speaking on a panel about millennial managers with some of the best and brightest of the next generation in city leadership. For those in attendance, I hope you attend our panel and hear the insights of Gassaway, Channing and Figueroa. It will affirm your confidence in the future of the city management profession.

There is a wonderful cadence to the year with local government: all budgets conclude at the same time, conferences happen at about the same time each year, elections create common waves of change and we share the experience of awaiting the outcome of State legislation. It is a cycle I have grown to appreciate as Tripepi Smith enters its ninth year of effort focused on local government. Thank you for making Tripepi Smith a part of the family. I look forward to seeing you on the circuit!

Onward to 2018,

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2018 Conference Plans

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

City Managers Department Meeting
Newport Beach

MMANC Winter Forum
West Sacramento

MMASC Winter Forum
Long Beach

Washington City Manager Association / ICMA West Coast Conference
Stevenson, WA

CCCA Annual Municipal Seminar
Indian Wells

ICMA Annual Conference
Baltimore, MD

LOCC Annual Conference
Long Beach

MMASC Annual Conference
Indian Wells

MMANC Annual Conference