Treasurer-Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich outlines plans for third term

In her vision for the next four years, newly sworn-in Treasurer-Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich promises to continue on her path of making common sense changes and to challenge her staff to assist in identifying areas to streamline her office’s operations and to use technology to assist them.

In her previous two terms, she notes that the most significant contribution was eliminating negative amortization on the County’s unfunded pension liabilities, saving taxpayers over $625 million.

Freidenrich took the Oath of Office on January 9 for her third consecutive term as the Orange County Treasurer. Honorable Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, served as emcee, while Capt. Emily Sanford, US Navy Retired, offered the invocation. Carolyn Cavecche, President and CEO of Orange County Taxpayers Association, led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Honorable Vice Chair Michelle Steel, Second District, administered the Oath of Office.

Supervisor Andrew Do, First District, and former Supervisors William Steiner and Cynthia Coad were in attendance, along with many other elected officials including Sheriff Don Barnes, Auditor- Controller Eric Woolery, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen and a representative of Assessor Claude Parrish.

“I am honored to be re-elected by the voters to serve the citizens and taxpayers of the County of Orange, the fifth largest county in the nation,” Freidenrich said. She was the first woman to be elected to the Office of Treasurer-Tax Collector and only the third woman to be elected to a countywide position.

In a first for Freidenrich, the ceremony was streamed on Facebook live.

This article was released by the Office of the Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector.