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. Michael will join the team as a Director, with broad responsibilities for client advisory services, business development support and account oversight functions.

“This is a big day at Tripepi Smith. Michael is a well-respected local government leader who has positively impacted the organizations he has served. His experience brings additional depth and insight to our team that will add value for many of our clients,” said Ryder Todd Smith, President of Tripepi Smith. “Bringing on senior talent like Mike creates even more opportunities for Tripepi Smith to continue to earn the trust of local government clients throughout California. Our whole team is excited.”

During his 20-year tenure as a City Manager, Michael was active in regional governance and local government affiliated groups. He is a Past President of the Gateway City Manager’s Group and former Chairman of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments’ City Managers Committee. He served 18 years on the California Contract Cities Association’s Liability Trust Fund Oversight Committee and Claims Boards. Among Michael’s many accomplishments are implementing and expanding community policing programs, including the opening of a local Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station; expanding recreation facilities by developing new parks, bicycle and walking trails, and a public aquatics center; upgrading water and sewer infrastructure; successfully implementing local revenue measures; and executing on multiple economic development projects. He is an alumnus of Cal Poly Pomona, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science.

Tripepi Smith has experienced significant growth since its founding as clients have flocked to its expertise in digital communications, crisis situations, business development, marketing and market intelligence services. Now with a team of fourteen, the firm is stronger than ever with a bench of talent and broad experiences upon which to draw.

Mike noted the following in discussing this next move in his career: “While I was a city manager, I saw the positive impact Tripepi Smith was making in local government and the strong value Ryder brought to every client engagement. The firm has developed a stellar reputation across California – particularly within city management circles. I could not think of a better pathway to continue my life career than with the team at Tripepi Smith.”

Michael’s first day with Tripepi Smith is March 1, 2019. He is immediately available to assist Tripepi Smith’s clients with challenges or to achieve their goals. He will operate out of the North Orange County area and can be contacted at or 562.524.5244.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm located in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provide a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm also 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 Culver CityCity of Rolling Hills EstatesCity of La PuenteCity of TracyCity of CupertinoCity of DuarteCity of Daly CityCity of La Cañada FlintridgeCity of ParamountRowland Water DistrictValley Water CompanyCalifornia Contract Cities AssociationCalifornia City Management FoundationLeague of California CitiesInstitute for Local GovernmentRenne Public Law GroupInland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.