Orange County Treasurer Shari L. Freidenrich, CPA

Shari Freidenrich

Common Sense Leadership

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Shari was re-elected as Orange County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector in June 2014. She is responsible for overseeing the county’s $8 billion investment pool and serves as a trustee for the $11 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 $800 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.

Shari’s Common Sense Changes include:

  • eliminating full color property tax bills
  • posting prior year's property tax bills online
  • lowering convenience fees for taxpayers
  • increasing the use of no-cost eCheck payment option
  • refunding three years of overcharged investment fees
  • saving significant dollars related to school bond financing costs
  • shortening pension amortization periods to eliminate negative amortization

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