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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/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


Staff Directory


Government Support Services

Lisa Summers, BC Area Manager

Patricia King, Executive Assistant

Debbie Melchert, Office Manager

(Cheryl) Aliskwet Ellis, Information Management Specialist

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

NHC Phone 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 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 How-to Instructions for Desktop Computer or Members Only Password Reset How-to Instructions for Cellular Device

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