New Online Information Management System

At the beginning of 2022, The Gorge Commission initiated the Access Database Replacement Project to transform our outdated database software into a modern, cloud-based, online information management system. The Commission received a special appropriation from Oregon and Washington for the 2021-2023 biennium.  These funds allowed us to hire technical experts to analyze our business workflows, perform a needs assessment, identify gaps and inefficiencies, and recommend the best solution to meet the Commission's needs now and into the future. The new database will integrate with the Commission's existing Geographic Information System (GIS) allowing users to easily locate and get information about current and past development and permit applications. 

Phase 1 of the projec is nearing completion.  Funding requests for Phase 2: Implementation have been submitted to Oregon and Washington. 


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Learn more about this initiative by registering for one of two online Open Public Forums on Wednesday, October 12th:


Quality Assurance documents for the current phase of the Database Replacement Project:

Full project information including deliverables, documentation, and status reports are available on the Washington State IT Project Dashboard

For more information, please contact Mike Schrankel, GIS Manager and Access Database Replacement Project Coordinator.     

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