Naming

In July 2018, Council approved a new Naming of Development Areas, Roads, Parks and Public Facilities Policy (33.8 KB) . The purpose of this policy is to establish a coordinated and consistent approach to the naming and renaming of development areas, roads, parks and public facilities and that, wherever possible, commemorates influential or prominent individuals and families or celebrates the rich culture, history, heritage and features of our community. 

In addition to the policy, Planning and Development Services introduced a new Naming of Development Areas, Roads, Parks and Public Facilities Procedure (278.1 KB) document which will further facilitate responsible naming practices within the County.

Commemorative names registry

In 2010, the Commemorative Names Registry (38.3 KB) was established in order to blend Strathcona County's rich history with the naming and renaming of development areas, roads, parks and public facilities.

In order to be considered for addition to the Commemorative Names Registry, proposed names are required to meet one or more of the following criteria.

  • The name of an individual or family who is regarded as an influential or prominent pioneer, homesteader, entrepreneur, or community leader within Strathcona County, the Province of Alberta, or Canada.
  • The name of an individual or family whose accomplishments are performed in an outstanding manner or to an uncommonly high standard that brings recognition to Strathcona County, the Province of Alberta, or Canada.
  • The name of an individual or family who has shown excellence, courage, or exceptional dedication to public service or community activities in Strathcona County, the Province of Alberta, or Canada.
  • The name of a retired or deceased political figure who served in Strathcona County or represented Strathcona County in a Provincial or Federal setting.
  • A name, other than that of an individual or family, that holds historical significance to, celebrates the culture and heritage of, or reflects the geography, landscape or character of Strathcona County, the Province of Alberta, or Canada.

Commemorative Names Registry (38.3 KB)

Naming of development areas, roads, parks and public facilities policy (33.8 KB)

Naming of development areas, roads, parks and public facilities procedure (278.1 KB)

Naming Application (65.7 KB)

Further Information
Planning & Development Services
780-464-8080
PlanningandDevelopment@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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