Tripepi Smith logoTripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith, Creative Director Kevin Bostwick, Business Analysts Alyson NicholsCharlie Mounts and Jacob Lyle and Junior Business Analyst Morgan Mock are heading to the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) Annual Conference in Indian Wells from May 13-16, 2024.

This conference brings together local government communicators from across the state for networking and learning opportunities.

Tripepi Smith is leading a panel entitled “Mastering the Unexpected: Your Secret Weapons for Crisis Response” on May 14 at 3:30 p.m. In the session, Ryder, along with City of Rolling Hills Estates Assistant City Manager Alexa Davis and City of Rancho Palos Verdes Senior Administrative Analyst Megan Barnes will take a closer look at their crisis communications strategies and share their tips and tricks for tackling these challenges.

“Crisis response is a critical skill for all public information officers to master,” said Ryder. “With a great crisis communications plan, a city can earn a lot of trust from their community while keeping residents informed and safe. I look forward to having Alexa and Megan join me to share their wisdom.”

Tripepi Smith is a multi-year Diamond Sponsor of CAPIO and has been a long-time supporter of the organization. In addition to overall association support, Tripepi Smith is assisting with the Annual Conference as a wifi, Welcome Reception bar, attendee lanyard and Awards Gala dessert sponsor.

About the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)

CAPIO is a membership organization serving more than 700 professionals throughout the public sector who engage communities through honest and transparent communication. CAPIO provides education and networking that helps its members and their agencies develop and advance. CAPIO is the leading professional organization dedicated to advancing public communicators through training, resources and networking to strengthen and engage communities—a fundamental piece of good government.

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, aerial imagery, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution.