• An Executive Interview with Retired City Manager Mike Egan

    Retired City Manager Mike Egan Michael Egan is an accomplished local government executive with nearly 30 years of experience capped with 20 years of City Manager responsibilities in the cities of Bellflower and Norwalk. During his tenure as City Manager, he was active in regional governance and local government-affiliated groups.
  • An Executive Interview with Arthur Hartinger, Partner at Renne Public Law Group

    Arthur Hartinger As Renne Public Law Group celebrated its first anniversary on March 1, we asked Partner Arthur “Art” Hartinger—who founded the firm along with Louise Renne, Jon Holtzman and Teresa Stricker—to talk a bit about the firm and to reflect on his 33-year career in labor and employment law.
  • Former City Manager, Michael Egan Joins Team Tripepi Smith

    Tripepi Smith is pleased to announce that Michael Egan, an experienced local government professional who capped his career with city manager responsibilities in the cities of Bellflower and Norwalk, has joined the firm.
  • Executive Profile: Interview with Avenu’s Lou Schiavone, Jr.

    Lou Schiavone, Jr. leads the Administration group of Avenu Insights & Analytics, which supports the operations of state and local governments with software and services. Lou describes the challenges for governments in delivering services, the role of the private sector and the ongoing impact of the Avenu’s purchase of Conduent’s government business.
  • An Executive Interview with Civiltec Engineering’s Octavio Solorza

    Octavio Solorza Octavio’s journey with Civiltec began with two significant run-ins with Rick Shroads. The first occurred while he was attending California State Polytechnic University, Pomona: after seeing his potential, Rick hired Octavio to work for Lind & Hillerud, Inc., a Land Development engineering firm based in San Marino.
  • Ricardo Noguera Adds Economic Development Expertise to Avenu

    Revenue enhancement to local government increasingly blends with solid outcomes in economic development. Avenu brings together these concepts with the addition of Ricardo Noguera. As he did in his economic development roles in Washington and California, Ricardo helps Avenu’s clients position themselves to increase revenue and attract investment. California-based Ricardo leads a team of economic development specialists that supports clients nationwide.
  • CCMF Announces 2018 Wes McClure Scholarship Winners

    The California City Management Foundation (CCMF) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Wes McClure Scholarship competition: Christian Beltran of USC Sol Price School and Kelsey Alter of California Lutheran University.
  • Courtney Miller of Tripepi Smith is Hootsuite Certified

    Senior Business Analyst Courtney Miller is the latest member of the TSA team to complete Hootsuite’s Social Marketing Certification Program.
  • Saara Lampwalla of Tripepi Smith Renews Constant Contact Certification

    Tripepi Smith Junior Business Analyst Saara Lampwalla recently renewed her certification in Constant Contact.
  • Executive Interview with Julia Sylva of the Cannabis Policy Institute

    Julia Sylva is a graduate of Loyola Law School (1983, scholarship recipient) and California State University, Long Beach, wherein she earned a B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Public Administration (1978). She has practiced law in California since 1983.