COMMITTEE & COMMISSION pages:
It has been the policy of the Web Editor that these pages "belong" to each Committee or Commission and the chair of that Committee or Commission is responsible for the content. In practice, that chairperson seldom has taken that responsibility seriously, and the Editor, by default, has had to make those decisions in order to keep the site relevant and current.
Here is what Jon Davidson wrote to the COMMISSION ON MINISTRY at one point , to describe that policy. Boldface has been added to call attention to policy :
Basically, as COM chair, that is YOUR page. ... Try to pull back to the big picture and think of potential postulants and those curious about the process; Try to outline what these people would like to know. You can make a lot of stuff available this way so that you don't have to write out and explain things over and over again to each person. You can just refer people to the page.
I am asking YOU to do this, as it is counterproductive to have me make decisions about what should be on those pages because i don't know what documents are current or relevant or appropriate. A web editor should not decide content for official sections of the site -- but the official person in charge of the Commission should do that. Otherwise, the website is not being used as the important communication tool for your work that it is designed to be. You can use this section of the site as a quick and efficient way to communicate with all the folk the Commission is relating to -- and at the same time it makes the Commission's work available to others around the Church by just sending them an eMail pointing to something new on the site.