Mike Egan has returned to Tripepi Smith to rejoin his teammates as a Director at the firm. Mike previously collaborated with the Tripepi Smith team from 2019-2022 before taking leave to serve as the Interim City Manager in Artesia, CA. While serving as Interim City Manager, Mike started a key cultural and fiscal turnaround for the City while also leading the effort to find the City’s next City Manager. He completed that work late last year and now rejoins the Tripepi Smith team.
“Tripepi Smith is full of energy and enthusiasm for local government, and I am excited to share my insights and experiences with the team as the firm continues to grow. Tripepi Smith provides a platform for me to remain connected with the local government community and help mentor a new generation of local government professionals,” said Mike. “While retirement is great, there is still a lot of important work to be done in the local government world, and Tripepi Smith is just the place to make an impact.”
During his 21-year tenure as a City Manager, Mike 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 Mike’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.
“Some relationships are timeless, and Mike and I have a long and positive personal and professional history. He has a tremendous amount of wisdom to share with our team. Meanwhile, his deep relationships in the local government world will help our business expansion efforts,” said Ryder Todd Smith, President of Tripepi Smith. “Experienced talent like Mike’s should not be on the sidelines in today’s dynamic local government space. We are thrilled he has rejoined the team.”
About Tripepi Smith
Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm based in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. The firm’s unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. Tripepi Smith provides full content creation services, including: ghostwriting, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine optimization, email marketing, crisis communications, social media management and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of Santa Ana, City of Culver City, City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of Tracy, City of Santa Cruz, City of Snoqualmie, City of Cupertino, City of Daly City, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Paramount, City of Huntington Beach, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of Yuba City, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Industry Business Council, NHA Advisors, CalChoice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Rowland Water District, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, League of California Cities, Institute for Local Government, Renne Public Law Group, Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.