Description and Purpose

The Naming Committee approves names for municipal facilities, new neighbourhoods, parks, and roads. This involves input from both City administration and citizens.

The Development Services Branch, part of the Urban Planning and Economy Department, provides administrative services to the Naming Committee in the form of:

  • Receiving requests from the public for names to be honoured
  • ​Creating and providing agendas to the Committee

Information about Serving on the Committee

Online applications to fill Committee vacancies are accepted in the annual December/January Recruitment Campaign.

Oliver Neighbourhood Name Change

City Council has voted to change the Oliver neighbourhood name to Wîhkwêntôwin ᐄᐧᐦᑫᐧᐣᑑᐃᐧᐣ.  Visit the Naming Committee Announcements page for details.


The Naming Committee typically meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:15pm. For past agendas and minutes, please contact the Naming Committee Administration.

2024 Meetings

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
March 26, 2024 Agenda  
February 27, 2024 Agenda Minutes
January 23, 2024 Agenda Minutes


2023 Meetings

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
December 14, 2023 Agenda Minutes
October 24, 2023 Agenda Minutes
September 26, 2023 Agenda Minutes
August 29, 2023 Agenda Minutes
June 27, 2023 Agenda Minutes
May 30, 2023 Agenda Minutes
April 25, 2023 Agenda Minutes
March 28, 2023 Agenda Minutes
February 28, 2023 Agenda Minutes
January 24, 2023 Agenda Minutes


2022 Meetings

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
October 25, 2022 ​​​​​​​Agenda Minutes
August 23, 2022 Agenda Minutes
June 28, 2022 Agenda Minutes
May 24, 2022 Agenda Minutes
April 26, 2022 Agenda Minutes
March 22, 2022 Agenda Minutes
February 22, 2022 Agenda Minutes
January 25, 2022 Agenda Minutes


2021 Meetings

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
November 30, 2021 Agenda Minutes
October 26, 2021 Agenda Minutes
August 31, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 22, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes
April 27, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 23, 2021 Agenda Minutes
February 23, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 26, 2021 Agenda Minutes


2020 Meetings

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
December 08, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 29, 2020 Agenda Minutes
August 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes
July 07, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 02, 2020 Agenda Minutes
April 28, 2020 Agenda Minutes
February 25, 2020 Agenda Minutes
January 28, 2020 Agenda Minutes


Citizen Members
Name of Appointees First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Debra Ayling May 25/20 Apr 30/25
Matthew Dance (Chair) May 01/21 Apr 30/25
Soni Dasmohapatra May 01/24 Apr 30/25
Erin McDonald May 25/20 Apr 30/25
Sara Sierko May 01/22 Apr 30/25
Shariq Wani May 01/24 Apr 30/25
Externally-Nominated Representative Member
Name of Appointee First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Harrison Sheremeta
Edmonton Historical Board
May 01/23

Apr 30/25


Approvals & Announcements

Maps & Biographies
A collection of current and past naming approvals containing a map and biography associated with each item. 

A collection of current and archived announcements regarding naming Committee approvals and events.

Naming Policy and Application Form

Application Form
All Naming Committee requests must be accompanied by this application form.

Bylaw 17138
The City of Edmonton Naming Committee Bylaw

City Policy C509C
Naming Development Areas, Parks, Municipal Facilities, Roads, Honourary Roads and Renamings

Naming Committee Process

  1. Urban Planning and Economy, on behalf of the Naming Committee, receives requests to name development areas, roads, municipal facilities, roadways or parks
  2. Urban Planning and Economy will consult with the applicant, civic departments, community leagues, and if applicable, the individual and/or family members of the person being honoured
  3. The application is placed on the agenda for the Naming Committee to review
  4. Urban Planning and Economy, on behalf of the Naming Committee, will notify the applicant and affected civic departments of the decision
Naming History

The links below outline Edmonton's intriguing history with street and neighbourhood names, including details on the transition from a named street system to a numbered street system after the amalgamation of Edmonton and Strathcona in 1912.

Origins of Naming in Edmonton

Naming in Early Edmonton

Street renumbering in Edmonton

Post Street Numbering: 1914-1956

Names Advisory Committee (1956-2005)

Naming Edmonton Bibliography