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Freqently Asked Questions
What is the board's mission statement?
To provide collaborative governance of the ongoing development, deployment, delivery and maintenance of Oregon.gov and future shared Web space.

What is the board's purpose?
  • Develop goals, vision and values of Oregon.gov
  • Provide oversight of the Oregon.gov public Web site
  • Establish appropriate channels to govern a future statewide intranet
  • Evaluate effectiveness, content, standards and policies
  • Improve consistency by positioning Oregon.gov as the “front door” to finding state information
  • Provide leadership to other state agencies on best practices for communicating via the Web

What is the board's organization structure?
The State E-governance Board is sponsored by the Governor´s Office and receives direction from the DAS Director’s Office. The board provides leadership to state agencies and makes decisions regarding Oregon.gov and shared Web structure to the DAS E-government Program.
The E-governance Board does not get involved in technology decisions; however, it recommends business needs for the enterprise.

How does the board's membership decision process work?
As vacancies occur the agency administrator will be responsible for appointing a replacement to the E-governance Board.
Members are expected to be present at every meeting.  Substitutes are not permitted, although guests are encouraged.  The making of decisions will not be postponed or nullified due to the absence of the member of the affected organization.
It is the responsibility of the E-governance Board to set direction for Oregon.gov and the shared Web environment; however, direction and policies need to be supported by all.  In order to ensure that directions and policies are set with a full understanding of the issues and the impact of the decision, we agree that:
Decisions, appropriate to the jurisdiction of the E-governance Board will be reached by consensus of members present. Consensus is defined as achievement of full support for a decision after a complete airing of different viewpoints. Consensus is achieved through discussion, not voting. If the group cannot reach consensus, the majority and minority options will be presented to the DAS Deputy Director with a recommendation for resolution.

The board will continually look at opportunities to communicate relevant information to appropriate audiences.

What are the board's responsibilities?
  • Make decisions about strategic direction of Oregon.gov and shared Web structure.
  • On an enterprise level, suggest global changes to taxonomy, structure look and feel, styling, etc.
  • Develop and manage an editorial process for feature stories.
  • Develop rules of engagement with the E-government Program (technical team).
  • Decide on and manage Key User Tasks (KUTs) and their content, including popularity boxes and most visited sites.
  • Manage “virtual space” or Web pages or content not owned by any one agency.
  • Organize cross-agency teams to share information about e-government.
  • Recommend new template additions or changes.
  • Develop and approve policies, processes or procedures.
  • Facilitate and resolve non-compliance issues.

What are the board's operating principles?
Statewide enterprise view and perspective:
Facilitate a user experience that will develop lasting “digital relationships" with citizens and visitors of the state giving them what they need, making it easy to ask or find, and being concise and relevant.
Arrange and present information in a way that will shorten the time spent online and increase the satisfaction of the experience.

Who are the board members?

Tom Fuller
Communications Section Manager
Transportation Department
(503) 986-3455 
  • Department of Administrative Services – Wally Rogers, Linda Morrell
  • Department of Agriculture – Liz Beeles, Sean Fornelli
  • Department of Consumer and Business Services – Cheryl Martinis, Karen Snipes
  • Department of Corrections - Kelli Ketchum
  • Department of Education – Larry Lulay
  • Department of Transportation– Tom Fuller, Sally Ridenour
  • Department of Environmental Quality - Lea Boyarshinova, Won Kim
  • Department of Forestry – Abbey Driscoll, Jeri Chase
  • Department of Human Services - Jesse Toews, Gary Whitehouse
  • Department of Human Services/Oregon Health Authority – Tami Hurd, Theresa Norman
  • Department of Parks and Recreation – Beth Wilson
  • Governor's Office - Chris Pair
  • Judicial Department - Judith Baker 
  • Legislature - Bill Sweeney
  • Oregon Housing and Community Services- Suzanne Harris
  • Oregon State Library – Margie Harrison 
  • Veterans' Affairs - Marc Huchette 
  • Department of Energy - Allan Bates
  • Revenue Department - Derrick Gasperini
  • Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board - Gretchen Kirchner
  • Oregon Marine Board - Ashley Massey
  • Employment Department - Thomas Rush
  • Secretary of State - Shawn Vitt


What is the change request process?
The State E-governance Board is currently working on a new process.  If you have requests for enhancometns, please use the start by filling out this the Change Request online form and handled through the E-Gov Service Deks ticketing system.  

What is a SPOC?
An Agency SPOC (single point of contact) is authorized to submit SharePoint enrollment requests, content management change requests, or requests for help establishing a web site. TeamSite users work with their Agency's SPOC to submit these requests.
Click here for more information about the SPOC role (requires log in).

Where can I find the Web style guide?
State Web style guide | Sharepoint