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Government Administrative Office (GAO)

About Us

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:

  • Professional Support Services – 3 staff
  • Administrative Support to the OBC/GTC – 4 staff
  • Boards/Committees/Commissions – 4 staff
  • Communications – 5 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

Staff Directory

GAO Professional Support Services

Lisa Summers, BC Area Manager
920-869-4447
lsummer2@oneidanation.org

Kristine Hill, Government Operations Manager
920-869-4451
Khill1@oneidanation.org 

Joyce King, Strategic Planner
920-869-4352
jking10@oneidanation.org 

 

GAO Administrative Support

Patricia King, Executive Assistant
920-869-4418
pking4@oneidanation.org

Debbie Melchert, Office Manager
920-869-4314
dmelcher@oneidanation.org

(Cheryl) Aliskwet Ellis, Senior Information Management Specialist
920-869-4408
cellis1@oneidanation.org

Bonnie Pigman, Information Management Specialist
920-869-4478
bpigman@oneidanation.org

 

GAO Communications Department

Barbara “Bobbi” Webster, Public Affairs Director
920-869-4270
bwebst@oneidanation.org

Nathan Wisneski, Senior Communications Specialist
920-869-4458
nwisnes@oneidanation.org

Crystal Holtz, Senior Public Relations Specialist 
920-869-4388
choltz@oneidanation.org 

Lisa Hill, Call Center Coordinator
920-869-4481
lhill3@oneidanation.org

Xavier Horkman, Web Content Administrator
920-869-4029
xhorkman@oneidanation.org

 

GAO Boards, Committees, and Commissions

Brooke Doxtator, Boards Committees Commissions Supervisor
920-869-4452
bdoxtat1@oneidanation.org

Shannon Davis, Recording Clerk
920-869-4324
sdavis@oneidanation.org

Carol Silva, Recording Clerk
920-869-4303
csilva@oneidanation.org

Vacant, Recording Clerk

 

GAO Records Management

Kathy Metoxen, Records Technician II
920-869-4405
kmetoxe1@oneidanation.org

Martin Prevost, Records, Technician II
920-869-4402
mprevost@oneidanation.org

Services

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 Requests 

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

Seeking information regarding virtual GTC meetings? Click this link: Virtual GTC Meeting Information

News

Norbert Hill Center 2nd floor renovations announcement

Councilman Metoxen spotlights Oneida at Chicago Travel & Adventure Show as Nation gears up for 200 Year Bicentennial celebrations

 

Chairman Hill attends Public Service Commission, GLITC Consultations in LDF

 

 

Chairman Hill attends Governor Evers’ second inauguration

 

First in-person GTC meetings since 2019 set for January

 

The Gift of Song – in Oneida

 

Town of Oneida Volunteer Fire Department recognized by OBC

 

Oneida Nation, MAST continues the fight for expanded Tribal Self-Governance

 

Secretary Liggins continues to advocate in Madison for First Nations

 

Chairman Hill meets with Wisconsin State Assembly 5th District member-elect

 

Oneida Nation thanks Hobart Volunteer Fire Department

 

Oneida Business Committee honors Economic Support team

 

Oneida Nation unveils Purple Heart Reservation signage

 

Oneida Nation delegation rallies in D.C. in support of Indian Child Welfare Act

 

London experience provides networking opportunities for Oneida Nation

 

Collaborative Virtual GTC Meeting workups continue

 

DOI releases list of 650 renamed sites, twenty-eight in Wisconsin, removing Native slur 

 

Councilwoman Webster meets with Gov. Evers on Government-to-Government relationships

 

ICWA hangs in the balance as SCOTUS prepares to hear Haaland v. Brackeen

 

 

Honoring the Oneida Nation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

 

Webster attends 50th Annual National Tribal Health Conference

 

First dual-language highway signage appears on the Oneida Reservation

 

Nation celebrates Highway 29 – CTH VV Interchange completion

 

Green Bay Packers invite Oneida leadership to London

 

Oneida Nation’s Gollnick talks tribal sovereignty and history with SNC Political Science class

 

Chairman Hill attends Inflation Reduction Act celebration

 

HHS Secretary holds conference with Tribal Advisory Committee

 

Lt. Governor Barnes visits Oneida Nation

 

Tribes, WisDOT hold annual consultatons

 

Kunhi-yo’ ‘I am Healthy’ overdose prevention event comes to the Radisson

 

IHS Bemidji Area Director tours Oneida Community Health Center

 

Why Wisconsin schools teach Native history: Celebrating 33 years of Act 31

 

Webster continues to champion Kinship Care

 

Haaland’s “Road to Healing Tour” stops in Michigan

 

Oneida Nation hosts Combating Veteran Suicide forum

 

Oneida Nation’s friend and neighbor, Village of Ashwaubenon, celebrates sesquicentennial

 

Webster represents Oneida Nation at 2022 Tribal Self-Governance Conference

 

25th Annual National Night Out comes to Three Sisters

 

Haskell HERS intern poster session comes to Oneida

NHC Reception

As of Monday, November 14, 2022, the Norbert Hill Center’s (NHC) Reception Office has relocated to the right side of the corridor at the main entrance of the NHC. The Oneida Nation High School now has oversight of the previous office which is located to the left side of the corridor at the main entrance of the NHC.

The NHC Reception Office is staffed with Boards, Committees and Commissions (BCCs) employees that can be reached at (920) 869-4303. They provide a variety of services such as:

·         Checking in non-school visitors

·         Provide information for BCCs

·         Process applications for BCCs

·         Provide information regarding Business Committee (BC) and General Tribal Council (GTC) meetings

·         Provide BC meeting packets

·         Receives GTC petitions

·         Records Management request drop-off/pick up

·         Elected BCC applications are received for Special/General Elections on behalf of the Tribal Secretary

Hours

Mon – Fri

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Closed daily

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Additional/Contact Info