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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:

  • Administrative Support to the OBC – 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

 

Staff Directory

 

Government Support Services

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

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

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

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

Senior Information Management Specialist
Vacant

Government Information Services

Jameson Wilson, Project Coordinator
920-869-4481
jwilson@oneidanation.org

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

Christopher Johnson, Senior Communications Specialist 
920-869-4480
cjohnson@oneidanation.org 

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

Bonnie Pigman, Recording Clerk
920-869-4372
bpigman@oneidanation.org

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

Records

Kathy Metoxen, Records Technician II
920-869-4303
kmetoxe1@oneidanation.org

Martin Prevost, Records, Technician II
920-869-4303
mprevost@oneidanation.org

Norbert Hill Center (NHC) Directory

NHC Phone Directory

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

Additional/Contact Info