A Person item can include information about an elected, officials, board members or other individuals affiliated with state government. The Person item can include an individual's name, photograph, organization, their role in government and any relevant biographical information.
When you create a Person on Mass.gov, you’re creating a chunk of information that you can add to other content types, such as:
Media Contact field on News items (news, speech, press release, and press statements)
People and contacts subtype of Curated Lists (also called a directory)
If you've published a biography for the Person item you can also add it to the following fields:
Referenced Sources on Advisories and Rules of Court
Quick Actions on Location and How-to Pages
Key Actions on Guides
When you update a Person, every piece of content it’s attached to will update, too.
You’ll create this version of a Person to add information to a Boards-type Organization Page.
This optional image will be displayed on the Boards subtype of Organization Pages. This image must be exactly 172 x 228 pixels (px).
This image will display at full size when you add a Person to the “Featured Board Members” section of the Boards page. A slightly smaller version will display (72 x 96 px) if you add it to the “Board Members” section.
This field is for the person’s secondary title (in addition to their role on a board). An example of when you would use this field is if the person holds an official title in state government, such as “secretary” or “governor.”
Don’t add their board role here — you’ll do that on the Org Page. This will display as an “eyebrow” above the individual’s name.
You can add an optional short description about the board member’s duties or general background. This will display on Boards-type Organization Pages after you add this Person:
This optional image will be displayed on the Elected Official subtype of Organization Pages. The size of this image should be 235 x 235 px.
To create a biography page, you’ll need to create or update a Person item. Find and check the checkbox at the bottom of your Person:
This will create a new tab called “Bio Page” where you can add bio content for the official, including:
A main content area for biographical info, achievements, etc.
Social media links
A high-resolution image
Note: The image that appears on the Elected Official Page is the one you add to the Profile Image field, which is located in the “Overview” tab.
This field is an “autofill” field. It will accept the name of an already-published organization page. As with all autofill fields, type the first few letters of an organization page’s title, and then select the correct organization from the list that appears.
Use the Label(s) field if you plan on using this Person item to build an automatic list for a directory.
Mass.gov adheres to AP style guidelines:
Phone number formatting: (XXX) XXX-XXXX