2021 Corporate Partners

Diamond Level

TS Logo - color_400Tripepi Smith is a provider of marketing, technology and public affairs consulting services. Combining years of experience in local government, technology and the marketing fields, Tripepi Smith offers a unique blend of skills to help our clients execute on their goals. The Tripepi Smith team stands ready to help you with your outreach campaigns, video production, content writing, messaging, graphic work, technology infrastructure and websites. It is a full range of services reflecting the breadth and skills of the Tripepi Smith team.

Platinum Level

Providing innovative risk management solutions for its public agency partners for more than 40 years, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) is one of the largest municipal self-insurance pools in the state, with more than 120 member cities and other governmental agencies. Members actively participate in shaping the organization to provide important coverage for their operations. The California JPIA provides innovative risk management solutions through a comprehensive portfolio of programs and services, including liability, workers’ compensation, pollution, property, and earthquake coverage, as well as extensive risk management training and loss control services.

Gold Level

Stifel_new_540 (4)Stifel is a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm, established in 1890 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Company provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services through its wholly owned subsidiaries to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities.

Silver Level

BBK-logo_010620_250The hallmark of Best Best & Krieger’s success is rooted in the relationships we forge with our clients. Grounded in integrity, respect and a shared commitment to excellence, these relationships create a sense of unity, and assure that we are fulfilling our role as trusted advisor and advocate.

BB&K is a limited liability partnership that has been in business for more than 125 years. We are a full-service law firm with about 200 attorneys in 10 offices throughout California and Washington, D.C. We deliver effective, timely and service-oriented solutions to complex legal issues facing public agencies, businesses and individuals across the U.S. and internationally.
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Keenan provides innovative insurance and financial solutions for schools, public agencies and health care organizations. We serve those who support our communities. Our high quality, cost-effective programs consistently exceed our customers’ expectations. We are the experts you can rely on when it comes to risk management, claims services, and technology.

Bronze Level

CC_LOGO_2020_300California Consulting a full-service grant writing firm has offices in Central and Southern California. Our team are experts in the fields of grant research and identification, preparing comprehensive and concise grant application packages, submitting grants, and post submission follow-up.

With over 200 years of cumulative experience our assertive grant writers have a proven track record of success and have mastered their skills of identifying, researching, and obtaining funding for significant projects at every level of government. Our grant writers are diligent and stay current on every Federal, State, and private grant available on a myriad of different topics and public policy areas. Our team has written over 1000 competitive successful grant applications that have been awarded.

Cerrell2013Logo_Black_SAR_Horizontal_300Cerrell's team of strategic communications professionals are experienced at crafting engagement programs that resonate with key stakeholders, inform constituents, and delivers results. Cerrell develops unique, multilingual and integrated programs that tell a story in a concise, compelling and authentic way, ensuring constituents are engaged and educated about vital issues in their communities. The Cerrell team partners with California municipalities, districts and agencies to educate constituents about ballot measures, manage crises, protect and strengthen brands, and build more connected communities.


CPS HR Consulting provides human resource solutions and offers organizational strategy, training, development, classification, testing, recruitment, and selection services. CPS HR Consulting serves government and nonprofit clients in the United States and Canada.
HdL Companies_RGB_2018_300The HdL Companies is a pioneer and leader of auditing, operations, and revenue solutions for public agencies with over 500 government agencies in 11 states and has recovered more than $3 billion in revenue for our clients.

Founded by local government leaders, HdL maintains a unique government perspective and dedication to supporting clients, resulting in a 99.6% client retention rate since inception.

The HdL Companies brings a comprehensive and tailored approach to maximizing and understanding public agency revenues. Partner with us to support your strategic finance objectives and experience the HdL difference.


Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is California’s premier labor and employment law firm. We provide legal representation, training, and education to California’s public agencies. 

Like the diversity of California, we appreciate that every client and case is unique. Our proactive approach to representation, and our extensive understanding of California labor and employment law, guarantee peace of mind for our clients when navigating some of the toughest legal scenarios. This passion and commitment to our craft have earned LCW the trust of hundreds of California’s municipalities and numerous counties and special districts.

NBSAll public servants walk a fine line between maximizing operational revenue and maximizing the value to residents and constituents. That can be a difficult balance to strike in the best of times. When resources are low and the demand on general funds is high, it can feel impossible. That’s where NBS works most effectively on your behalf. NBS helps uncover opportunities to decrease the pressures on general funds and increase the revenue needed to ensure the quality of life and business for those in your community.

All of NBS’ clients have an ultimate goal of maintaining the highest possible level of service to all who live, work and play in their communities. Our top priority is to do work that reflects that. Whether providing public safety services or ensuring the quality of the transit system, every benefit you provide relies upon stable funding. In situations requiring a deep investigation of funding challenges, local government agency leaders turn to NBS.

sce_social_200Southern California Edison, the largest subsidiary of Edison International, is the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California. It provides 15 million people with electricity across a service territory of approximately 50,000 square miles.


Willdan Group, Inc. (Willdan) is a provider of professional technical and consulting services that ensure the quality, value, and security of our nation’s infrastructure, systems, facilities, and environment. The firm has pursued two primary service objectives since its inception in 1964—ensuring the success of its clients and enhancing its surrounding communities. In doing so, Willdan has gained a notable reputation for technical excellence, cost-effectiveness, and client responsiveness in providing superior consulting services. The company’s service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include engineering and planning, energy efficiency and sustainability, financial and economic consulting, and national preparedness. Willdan has crafted this set of integrated services so that, in the face of an evolving environment—whether economic, natural, or built—Willdan can continue to extend the reach and resources of its clients.