Audit Staff

John Hutzler,
Washington County Auditor
CIA, CGAP, CCSA, JD Law, BS, Mathematics, BA Psychology

John was elected Washington County Auditor in May 2010 and was sworn in to office in January 2011.  He was elected to a second four-year term in 2010. 

John has 20 years of audit experience in government and private sector organizations, including the Multnomah County Auditor's Office, the City of Portland Audit Services, the Oregon Departments of Transportation, Health and Human Services and Education, Kaiser Permanente Health Plans, and Wells Fargo Bank.  With Multnomah County he led an audit of Roadway Capital Projects that won the Association of Local Government Auditor's (ALGA) 1999 Best Audit Award.  In May 2015 he will receive a second ALGA Knighton Award for his audit of Jail Healthcare in Washington County.

From 1991 to 1996 he served as Washington County's Justice Planning Coordinator when the County was planning the Jail, Sheriff's Offices and Community Corrections Center in downtown Hillsboro.

John holds a law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh Law School, and bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University.

John is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Government Auditing Professional.  He holds a Charter Certificate in Control Self-Assessment and an Accreditation in Internal Quality Assurance.  John is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA).  He is a recipient of the IIA William S. Smith Award. 

Peter Morris
Program Auditor

Peter joined the Washington County Auditor's Office in December 2014, after ten years as a Management Analyst with the Washington County Sheriff's Office. He has worked in local government since 1989, including over a decade as a government performance auditor. Peter's other experience includes municipal financial advising, grants management, and significant involvement in strategic planning and performance measurement. Peter also served as director of the board for Fruit & Flower Child Care. Away from work, Peter is a dedicated fisherman.

Peter has a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College and a Masters of Public Administration from Portland State University School of Urban and Public Affairs.

Peter is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Local Government Auditors.