August 3, 2020

East Providence Names New Tax Assessor

Sarah Frew replaces outgoing assessor Hazard


East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva has appointed Sarah K. Frew to the position of tax assessor.

Frew, who will work under the direction of the city’s finance director, will oversee the planning and directing of assessment programs including appraisal of real and personal property and preparation of an assessment roll and tax toll. In addition, Frew will be responsible for the preparation and administration of the division’s budget and forecasts of tax revenue during city’s budget process. Frew will also manage the Assessment Division staff including assistant assessors and clerical employees.

“Ms. Frew, who has more than 17 years of experience in revaluation management and assessment experience, is returning to the city of East Providence’s Assessment Division after having worked 10 years in the division,” DaSilva said. “We are thrilled to have someone with her knowledge, experience and dedication back on the payroll.”

Prior to joining the city of East Providence, Frew was a tax assessor with the Town of North Smithfield where she developed tax rates that applied to all property classes, worked directly with the finance director and town administrator on the town’s budget process and implemented policies and procedures for the department and staff.

From 2007-2017, Frew worked as an appraisal technician with the city of East Providence where she was responsible for processing and maintaining assessment records on Computerized Assisted Mass Appraisal System (CAMA) and tax administration software. During that time, Frew also assisted with the preparation of the motor vehicle excise tax roll and the analysis of data pertaining to valuation of personal property and real property.

Before joining the city of East Providence the first time, Frew was an office manager and CAMA support technician with Northeast Revaluation, located in Warwick, RI.

Frew is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers. She earned her high school diplomat at Johnston High School.


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