County Officials Sworn In for 2015
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners
Duyck, Malinowski, Terry Take Oaths for Four-Year Terms; Hutzler Sworn In as Auditor
Washington County Chairman Andy Duyck and Commissioners Greg Malinowski and Bob Terry were sworn into office Tuesday as part of a ceremony to start their second four-year terms on the board of commissioners. The county's auditor, John Hutzler, was also sworn in for his second four-year term. The four elected officials marked the occasion with brief comments on their past accomplishments and their hopes for the future.
Duyck took the oath of office to represent the entire county for a second term as chairman of Washington County's five-member governing board. Duyck founded Duyck Machine, Inc., 31 years ago to manufacture metal and plastic components that are marketed throughout the country.
"I've served with a number of great folks, particularly the present board; I've served with a number of folks that have pre-dated us and they've all brought different perspectives to the board and brought a richness to the county that I think we all benefit from," said Duyck, after Washington County Circuit Court Senior Judge Gayle Nachtigal administered the oath. "The professionalism in this agency is tops and unsurpassed in this state and it makes my job very easy."
Malinowski was sworn in to continue his service as Commissioner District 2 in the county's northeastern corner, including Cedar Mill, Cedar Hills, Raleigh Hills, Rock Creek and portions of Beaverton and Hillsboro. Malinowski and his family manage 60 acres of farmland growing organic hay and beef between Washington County's Bethany area and Portland's Forest Park.
"I appreciate the folks in my district deciding they'd like to see four more years of me and I'll keep at it," said Malinowski. "I thank the county for this opportunity to serve the public and I'll see if I can't help them realize what they think will add to their quality of life."
Terry took the oath of office to serve his second term as Commissioner of District 4, representing much of the rural area of Washington County, including Banks, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro and North Plains. Since 1996, Terry has owned Fisher Farms, a regional provider of value-added nursery stock employing over 200 people and based in rural Washington County.
"I thank my constituents in Washington County for another four years of serving you," said Terry. "We are here to serve you and I do it with a lot of honor and a lot of pride and hope that I can continue to make Washington County a bigger and better, more prosperous place to live for all of us."
Hutzler was sworn in for a second term as County Auditor. He has worked in the Washington County Administrative Office, Multnomah County, City of Portland and several state agencies. "I'd like to thank the board of commissioners and the county administrator for their support of the audit function in Washington County," said Hutzler.
The three commissioners help compose a five-member board led by a chairperson who is elected countywide. The board sets county policy and gives direction to a professional county administrator and departmental staff. Washington County has 1,818 full-time-equivalent employees, an annual operating budget of $462.7 million and a total annual budget of $814.7 million.
The board of county commissioners also serves as the board of directors of Clean Water Services, a public utility committed to protecting water resources in the Tualatin River Watershed.
Media Contact:Philip Bransford, Communications Officer, Washington County Administrative Office