Naming Committee Process
The Naming Committee approves names for municipal facilities, new neighbourhoods, parks and roads. This involves input from both City administration and citizens. The Naming Committee has seven members appointed by City Council; including six citizens at large, and one representative from the Edmonton Historical Board.
The Current Planning Branch, part of the Sustainable Development Department, provides administrative services to the Naming Committee in the form of:
- Researching names
- Maintaining an inventory of names to be used in the future
- Receiving requests from the public for names to be honoured
- Creating and providing agendas to the Committee
Typically, the Naming Committee meets every third Tuesday of the month, depending on volume of applications.
This is the Process for naming neighbourhoods, roads, parks and other municipal facilities.
This is the City Policy C509A for naming neighbourhoods, roads, parks and other municipal facilities.
Please use the Application Form to recommend a name for neighbourhoods, roads, parks and other municipal facilities.
Agendas and Minutes
Agendas and Minutes from 2010 - 2013 are available here.
Some featured approvals by the Naming Committee in 2012:
- "Cashman Neighbourhood" honours writer, playwright, and historian Tony Cashman
- Neighbourhood in Heritage Valley named "Hays Ridge" in honour of Dr. Helen Hays
- Long time City Councillor Terrance Cavanagh has neighbourhood named in his honour
- Honorary name of "Leslie Nielsen Way" applied to a portion of 108 Avenue next to Victoria High School
- New municipal facility in Whitemud Park Ravine named after former City Commissioner Alfred H. Savage
- Park in Oliver Neighbourhood named in honour of "Monsignor William Irwin"
For more information:
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