Municipal Naming

Reflecting the City’s heritage

Do you ever wonder how parks, roads, or City-owned buildings are named in St. Albert? Established in 2014, St. Albert’s Municipal Naming Policy aims to guide naming that reflects the city’s heritage, and recognize and commemorate noteworthy persons or organizations associated with the City. Names of individuals or organizations form the Significant Names List, a list of names consulted when the City names streets, parks, buildings, and other significant assets to the city.

Notice:

The City of St. Albert is temporarily suspending the intake process for residents to submit names for consideration for the Significant Names List, from which municipal naming decisions are made. This is to respect the upcoming review of the Municipal Naming Policy and potential changes to the process

Background:

On Monday, June 21, 2021, Council passed motion CM-21-021 regarding developing a business case for the City’s naming policies. This business case has been included in the City’s 2022 Business Plan and Budget.

Administration is currently developing a plan to review the Municipal Naming Policy, including multiple public participation opportunities that will take place in 2022.

Administration will provide Council with a report and recommendations in early 2023. Council will take all information into consideration and then vote on how to proceed with the Municipal Naming Policy.

Overview:

The City intends to take the following approach, which has not yet been finalized. The dates provided below are best estimates and are subject to change. Please refer back to the City website for updates.

  • January to April 2022: strategy and material development, and research 
  • May to October 2022: research, public awareness, and stakeholder and community engagement
  • October to December 2022: report preparation on deliverables, including recommended revisions to the Municipal Naming Policy based on comprehensive community engagement. The recommendations will include   considerations for Council regarding future naming and renaming of  neighbourhoods, roads, and City-owned amenities.
  • January 2023: presentation of findings and policy recommendations to Council

Please stay tuned to Citylights, the City website, and City social media channels for upcoming opportunities to get involved and share your thoughts.


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Last edited: March 17, 2022