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The Web Council, under the leadership of the University Marketing & Communications Web Team, is made up of any interested UW employees involved in Web work who see the value in coming together to address common Web issues, including standards, best practices, templates, systems and marketing.

Web Council was organized and launched in the fall of 2007. From time to time the Web Council it has subdivided into working groups to deal with specific issues of common and widespread interest. The full council meet monthlys typically meets monthly to share ideas, issues, solutions and proposals. The working groups will meet have met as often as group members deem deemed appropriate, with a goal of sharing their research, ideas, progress, proposals, etc. with the full council when appropriate, including hosting group discussions, guest speakers, labs, tutorials and other sessions or programs designed to inform the overall UW Web community.

When it was first created A Steering Committee was formed in 2008 , a Steering Committee  that met and existed for several years, meeting every other month provided to provide guidance. The committee represented major stakeholders across the Seattle campus, as well as Web representatives from Bothell and Tacoma. Working group leaders who weren't already part of the steering committee were added after the group's March 2008 meeting. The committee's role was to ensure communication on common issues throughout the UW Web community, track progress of the UW's Reputation Building Initiative, get updates on the progress of working groups, adjust working group topics as warranted, set agendas for the full Web Council and generally to facilitate continuity and collaboration throughout the University of Washington Web.