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The City of Portland, Oregon

Audit Services

Audits City bureaus and programs for efficiency, effectiveness and equity

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 310, Portland, OR 97204

Kari E. Guy

Kari E. Guy - Director of Audit Services

CGAP, MPA, BS Applied Earth Sciences 

Kari joined the Audit Services staff in 2007, after extensive experience in the Washington State Legislature (Ways and Means and Natural Resources), in fiscal and policy analyst roles.  Prior to joining Washington State in 1993, she served in a city government as a research analyst and with a private firm as an environmental planner. 

In her role as a Senior Management Auditor in Portland, she has worked as Auditor in Charge on audit projects, and as an team member on others, with significant impact on public services. In August 2017, she was promoted to Principal Management Auditor and also as Interim Director of Audit Services. She was appointed as Director of Audit Services in December 2017.

Kari was the Auditor in Charge on three audits that were recognized by the Association of Local Government Auditors, including: an audit of City Council Grants (2016 Distinguished Knighton Award for Best Audit), an audit of Emergency Management (2010 Gold Knighton Award for Best Audit), and an audit of the Housing Tax Abatement project (2008 Silver Knighton Award for Best Audit).  

Kari holds a master's degree from the University of Washington and a bachelor's degree from Stanford University. 

She is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Government Auditing Professional, and is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors.