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Orange County Treasurer Shari L. Freidenrich, CPA

Shari was re-elected as Orange County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector in June 2014. She is responsible for overseeing the county’s $9 billion investment pool and serves as a trustee for the $15 billion Orange County Employee Retirement System.

Shari has implemented many Common Sense Changes since coming to the County of Orange in January 2011.   She has already saved taxpayers over $835 million in the short time that she has been in office.  In 2013, Shari was awarded the “Rose Award” by the Orange County Taxpayers Association for her work in saving taxpayer money and streamlining government operations. She was also nominated for a Rose Award in 2016.  She was honored in 2016 as an honorary member of the Orange County Association of Realtors for her work in transparency in Property taxes.  Shari was the winner of the Leadership Award for Public Service in 2016 from the Orange County Business Council for her work in cutting red tape and providing red carpet service. Shari was featured in an alumni video for her former employer, Deloitte.  Finally, Shari was selected in 2016 by the Orange County Business Journal in their inaugural OC 500, a list honoring the most influential individuals in Orange County as a governmental representative who has contributed to the community of business. 

Shari’s Common Sense Changes include:

  • Eliminating full color property tax bills
  • Posting prior year's property tax bills and payment details online
  • Lowering credit card service fees by 10% for taxpayers
  • Doubling the use of no-cost eCheck payment option
  • Increasing collections of secured property taxes to 99.4%, the higher % ever recorded
  • Adding search capability by business name for unsecured property tax bills
  • Saving significant dollars related to school bond financing costs
  • Adding online payment receipts by email
  • Shortening pension amortization periods to eliminate negative amortization

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Shari Freidenrich

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