Santa Ana, Calif. (January 23, 2023) At the Orange County Board of Supervisor’s first meeting of 2023, TreasurerShari Freidenrich was honored by the Board as the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors (CACTTC) 40th President elected by her peers from the 58 Counties. San Joaquin County President-ElectTreasurer-Tax Collector Phonxay Keokham attended the Orange County Board of Supervisor’s meeting to presentthe CACTTC gavel alongside outgoing Orange County Chairman Doug Chaffee, who commemorated thepresentation with a County Resolution.
The CACTTC, comprised of the 58 County Treasurer-Tax Collectors, has a mission to promote high professionalstandards and, through the exchange of information and ideas, stimulate a friendly and cooperative spirit amongthe membership through education, interactive communication, and promote technological advances andadvantages.
“I would like to congratulate Treasurer Freidenrich on her leadership role as President and recognize the terrificwork she is doing as Orange County’s Treasurer,” said outgoing Chairman Doug Chaffee. “Serving in a leadershiprole allows Treasurer Freidenrich to bring back innovation and ideas from other counties as she performs herpresidential duties this year.”
“It is an honor to serve as President of the California Association of Treasurers and Tax Collectors,” said Treasurer Shari Freidenrich. “Collaborating together with the fifty-seven other county treasurers and tax-collectorsthroughout California helps identify opportunities to expand transparency, protect public funds and share ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness of property tax billings for our taxpayers and affirm our commitment toproviding accessible governance. I will work to educate and train our members, liaisons and partners to instill bestpractices in serving the citizens of our respective counties.”
“Orange County knows firsthand the importance of having responsible stewardship of our public funds,” saidChairman Donald P. Wagner. “As we look ahead to 2023 in anticipation of the financial challenges our municipalgovernments, county budget and, most importantly, taxpayers are facing, it is vital that local governments wisely oversee their hard-earned tax-dollars. To that end, Shari has the experience and leadership necessary for the role she has been elected to by her peers as President of CACTTC, and I look forward to continuing our shared work in ensuring the financial health of Orange County.”
Shari is the elected Treasurer for the County of Orange, the sixth largest County in the nation. She was elected inNovember 2010, re-elected in 2014, 2018 and 2022 and previously had been the elected Treasurer for the City ofHuntington Beach from1996 to 2010. Prior to her entering public service, Shari was the Controller for McDonnellDouglas Travel Company (now Boeing Travel Company) and an Audit Manager with Deloitte & Touché. Sharigraduated summa cum laude from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Shari has saved almost $1 billion for Orange County taxpayers since being first elected to the office in 2010.
Mission: Ensure safe and timely receipt, deposit, collection and investment of public funds.