Tripepi Smith welcomed Christine Martin to the team as its newest Director on March 4, 2024.

Christine recently retired as the Assistant City Manager in the City of Livermore following a nearly two decade career at the City. Her expertise is rooted in land use planning and organization development. She now turns her focus toward the TS Talent Solution division of Tripepi Smith to expand its capacity and capabilities while also bringing her land use expertise to appropriate projects at the firm.

“I am excited to use my decades of public sector experience to help local governments build high-functioning teams and strong organizational culture. To be effective and provide the highest level of service, local governments need to build strong teams, leveraging their existing employees and recruiting new talent, and I hope to help by bringing my experience to executive leaders across and beyond California,” Christine said. “Tripepi Smith has an excellent reputation with a diverse range of clients and relationships. I plan to quickly find ways to add value and grow our Talent Solutions division. The team at Tripepi Smith are rockstars, and I am energized by their humor, passion and speed.”

While working for the City of Livermore, Christine oversaw the communications and emergency management programs, created and implemented the city’s first-ever five-year strategic plan, worked directly with the city council, and provided support to the city manager and executive team. She also served for many years as a planner in the community developme

nt department, where she led the city’s award-winning development code update and managed many complex land use projects. She has a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and Environmental Studies from Sonoma State University.

“Tripepi Smith is fortunate to have Christine join our team with her deep local government experience and keen insights into building strong teams. The City of Livermore has a great reputation for its quality staff and organizational focus, and I am looking forward to having Christine’s experience help other city leaders,” said Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith. “Tripepi Smith Talent Solutions is experiencing strong growth, and our new approach to helping organizations with recruiting, culture and goal setting solutions is starting to catch on. Christine will add fuel to that fire”.

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About TS Talent Solutions

TS Talent Solutions is a California-based executive search and talent development organization with a focus on the local government sector. A division of Tripepi Smith, TS Talent Solutions leverages the expertise and digital acumen of its parent firm to deliver next-generation recruitment solutions for public agencies. The quest for talent never ends, but progress is made with TS Talent Solutions.