2023 Corporate Partners

Diamond Level

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Transtech is a full-service multi-disciplinary consulting firm providing municipal services to public agencies and cities since 1989. We are accustomed to working with governmental agencies and have an in-depth understanding of public agency issues, procedures, and policies.

Our team has extensive experience working in a mixed city staff/consultant environment since 1989 and works closely with the Administrative, Public Works, Community Development, Economic Development, Planning and Building & Safety Departments in cities. We have a broad mix of multi-disciplinary expertise specializing in City Engineering Services, Building & Safety Services, Construction Management & Inspection, CIP Program Management, Traffic Engineering & Traffic Planning, Federally Funded Project Management & Grant Writing, Civil Engineering & Design, Real Estate Development, Staff Augmentation & other municipal services. 

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

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Best Best & Krieger LLP represents hundreds of cities and public agencies across California and the nation. Our team of nearly 250 lawyers, advocates, e-certified discovery specialists and analysts provides all-encompassing, cost-effective counsel on all matters involving city services, operations, administration, regulation and more. We handle the legal complexities so our clients can focus on providing superior service to their communities.

BB&K was established in Riverside, California more than 130 years ago and continues to grow nationally, with offices across the West Coast, Pacific Northwest and in Washington, D.C. The hallmark of our 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 ensure that we fulfill our role as trusted advisor and advocate.

CalTrust-Logo-CMYK-V1_250We understand that public dollars must be managed securely and efficiently. The CalTRUST Board, comprised of experienced investment officers and policy makers, works closely with our investment manager, BlackRock, to ensure that our Investment Policy is in full compliance with California Government Code 53601 and 53605. Each of our funds seeks to attain as high a level of current income as is consistent with preservation of principal and aligned with the public agency funds guidepost of Safety, Liquidity, and Yield.
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Led by a highly credentialed team with more than 300 years of combined industry experience, Climatec helps public agencies find general fund relief through renewed infrastructure and funding solutions. The firm has delivered thousands of successful energy efficiency programs to clients across the public sector. Climatec’s customer-centric approach has not only forged an unmatched track record of implementation success and savings performance, but also a loyal client base of repeat customers that come back for multiple phases of work. Climatec’s formula is based on transparency and vendor neutrality that empowers customers with options for upgrading to smarter, safer and more efficient facilities. The relief modernizations can bring to a public agency’s general fund is immediate, and the long-term benefits–economic development; revenue growth; community engagement; and stakeholder health, comfort and safety–are long lasting.

undefined Opens in new windowFounded in 1972 through the assistance of a Ford Foundation grant, MissionSquare Retirement's mission is to help public sector employees build retirement security. It all began when the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) had the vision to create an organization dedicated to the retirement needs of public sector employees, and thus MissionSquare Retirement was formed. MissionSquare Retirement was founded to provide portable retirement benefits for city and county managers, enabling accumulated retirement assets to be transferred between employers. Today, MissionSquare Retirement serves more than 1.5 million participant accounts and approximately 9,800 plans across the country.

Bronze Level

bha logo Opens in new windowAt Bob Hall & Associates, we pride ourselves in adding a personal, individualized touch to each recruiting search. We begin the process by meeting with organization leaders to obtain a complete indication of the qualities of the ideal candidate.  This emphasizes the importance in establishing a criterion for the position specific to the needs of the organization. Our focus is putting both the City and the candidate in the best environment and situation to succeed. Our advertisement, outreach, and overall recruitment strategy will be tailored to the City’s desires.
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.


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.

kosmontKosmont Companies, a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), is a real estate, financial advisory and economic development services firm offering a full range of services including: real estate and financial advisory, economic development strategies, public / private project transactions, sustainable infrastructure, housing projects, market studies and economic analysis for the public, non-profit and private sectors. Founded in 1986, Kosmont Companies is a nationally recognized expert in economic development, public/private finance and real estate development projects involving government and private sector partnerships.
Keenan Logo_CMYK_300dpi Opens in new windowKeenan 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.
KYA_logo_500The KYA Group Specialized Contractor focusing on comprehensive facility modernization, safe and healthy classrooms, sports complexes, sustainable landscapes and light construction
— all supported by a decade of experienced project management, design and maintenance services.


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.

NBS Opens in new windowAll 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 parks and open spaces, 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.

polco-logo-dark Opens in new windowPolcos online community engagement polling platform provides the information tools local governments and other public sector leaders need.

Polco was designed from inception for civic environments by former public servants. After spending time at some of the best tech companies, they wanted to bring world-class communication technology to the civic process.

Now, hundreds of organizations nationwide use Polco for strategic planning, budgeting, and empowering resident voices. We make civil, verified community engagement online not only possible, but accessible.

Together with our National Research Center (NRC) survey science team, we provide insights and results that leaders can trust.


 The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university located in La Verne, California, United States, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Founded in 1891, the university is composed of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, the College of Law, eight regional campuses throughout Southern California, and robust online offerings. Scholastic opportunities abound, thanks to more than 50 undergraduate programs, more than 20 master’s degrees, five doctorates, and six credential programs.

WCA-Logo_gradient_color_2023West Coast Arborists, Inc. (WCA, Inc.) was established in 1972. Today, the family-owned company is providing professional tree maintenance and management services for over 330 municipalities and public agencies throughout California and Arizona.
WFS_Logo_4C_300Willdan 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.