Boards, Commissions & Committees
Naming Commission
(412) 255-2219

The Commission on Naming Public Properties established guidelines and specifications for naming or changing the name of a public property of facility. These guidelines and specifications include mechanisms for recieving requests and recommendations, provisions for public hearings and meetings, and a general requirement that naming or renaming a public property or facility for an individual person can only be recommended and approved if that person has been deceased for at least three (3) years. 

The Commission on Naming Public Properties performs due diligence related to the historic, artistic, and cultural background of any facility proposed to be named or renamed and provide a report, in writing, to accompany any subsequent recommendation.

Naming Commission public meetings are heald at 2:00 PM in the First Floor Hearing Room of 200 Ross St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

For more information about the Naming Commission see the legislation HERE or call Lisa Ray, Senior Secretary, at (412) 255-2219.


  • Mike Gable, Chair,  Director of Public Works
  • Ray Gastil, Vice Chair, Director of City Planning
  • Jim Griffin, Secretary, Director of Parks and Recreation

Naming Commission Application. Click HERE

Naming Commission Schedule - 2017
Meeting DateAgendaMinutes
April 3, 2017n/a
July 10, 2017n/an/a
October 2, 2017n/an/a
Naming Commission Schedule - 2016
Meeting DateAgendaMinutes
January 4, 2016
April 4, 2016
July 11, 2016
November 14, 2016n/a
Naming Commission Schedule - 2015
Meeting DateDeadline for SubmittalAgendaMinutes
July 7, 2015n/a
October 5, 2015n/an/a
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