Government Administrative Office (GAO)
The Tribal Secretary’s Office (TSO) was established on July 25, 2012, to provide administrative assistance and services to the Oneida Business Committee (OBC) and the Oneida Community. In 2017, the TSO was re-branded as the Business Committee Support Office (BCSO) to align the department’s responsibilities and services with its new title. The BCSO transitioned to the Government Administrative Office (GAO) in March 2022, which better reflects the department’s current services and communication efforts identified through the area’s strategic planning assessment.
Restructuring the GAO involved partnering with the Intergovernmental Affairs and Communications (IGAC) department to focus on supporting the OBC while providing resources for tribal members to receive and access information. The GAO is comprised of:
- Administrative Support to the OBC/GTC – 4 staff
- Boards/Committees/Commissions – 4 staff
- Government Information Services (GIS) – 3 staff
- Records Management – 2 staff
We are tracking each service to ensure our efforts provide added value to both our government and our membership. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact the GAO at (920) 869-4364.
Mission and Vision
Government Support Services
Lisa Summers, BC Area Manager
Patricia King, Executive Assistant
Debbie Melchert, Office Manager
Information Management Specialist
(Cheryl) Aliskwet Ellis, Senior Information Management Specialist
Government Information Services
Jameson Wilson, Project Coordinator
Xavier Horkman, Web Content Administrator
Christopher Johnson, Senior Communications Specialist
Boards, Committees, and Commissions
Brooke Doxtator, Boards Committees Commissions Supervisor
Shannon Davis, Recording Clerk
Bonnie Pigman, Recording Clerk
Carol Silva, Recording Clerk
Kathy Metoxen, Records Technician II
Martin Prevost, Records, Technician II
Norbert Hill Center (NHC) Directory
Boards, Committees and Commissions (BCCs)
The GAO staff provides administrative assistance to the Boards, Committees and Commissions.
Looking to apply for a Board, Committee or Commission? Click here for an application
Want to attend a meeting? Click here for the Nation’s calendar
Need to apply for a Pardon? Click here for more information
Business Committee (BC)
The GAO assists the Business Committee administratively and logistically for their bi-weekly meetings.
Want to watch the BC meeting LIVE? Click here for the live stream
Need to view a past meeting? Click here to view
Looking for BC meeting materials? Click here for the meeting packets
Would you like to submit an item for a BC meeting? Click here for the agenda request form
Want to attend a BC meeting? Click here for the Nation’s calendar
General Tribal Council (GTC)
The GAO assists the Nation’s Secretary in preparing GTC meeting materials and logistics.
Want more information on GTC meetings? Click here to login
Questions about an upcoming GTC meeting? Call 920-869-4481
Records Management is a branch of the GAO
Need to request audio/video/paper copies of BC/GTC information? Click here for a records request form
Government Information Services (GIS)
GIS is a communication hub that serves as a central point of contact for Oneida Tribal members and Community members who have questions, concerns or inquiries related to the Nation’s services and programming.
Need assistance with resetting your password for Members Only? Click this link: Members Only Password Reset How-to Instructions for Desktop Computer or Members Only Password Reset How-to Instructions for Cellular Device
Seeking information regarding virtual GTC meetings? Click this link: Virtual GTC Meeting Information