Policy on Naming Glynn County Facilities
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Glynn County Board of Commissioners
Glynn County, Georgia
Approved May 2, 2019
a. The intent of this policy is to develop standard procedures and guidelines
for the naming of facilities owned and/or operated by the Glynn County
Board of Commissioners (“BOC”).
b. For the purpose of this policy, “facility” or “facilities” includes but is not
limited to the following: parks, buildings, roadways and streets, specified
areas within County-owned property such as athletic fields or trails,
structures, meeting rooms, etc.
c. It is not necessary that every facility have a name. The naming of new and
existing County facilities is reserved for exceptional circumstances. All
names considered by the BOC should be above all significant, appropriate,
considerate, and acceptable to the citizens of Glynn County.
a. The County Manager (“Manager”) of Glynn County or his/her designee
shall recommend to the BOC the proposed name of a county facility.
b. The ultimate naming or renaming of a facility shall be within the sole
discretion of the BOC. Glynn County reserves the right to accept or reject
applications as it deems appropriate.
a. To provide an identifying name for a County facility.
b. To provide criteria for the naming a County facility.
c. To provide for citizen input into the process of naming a County facility.
d. To ensure the naming of a County facility is controlled by the BOC
through recommendations by the Manager and/or his/her designee.
IV. QUALIFYING NAMES AND CRITERIA
Names considered should provide some form of individual identity in relation
to the following:
a. The geographic location of the facility, including descriptive names.
b. An outstanding feature of the facility.
c. An adjoining subdivision, street, school, or natural feature.
d. A commonly recognized historical event, group or individual.
e. An individual who contributed in a positive and significant way to the
betterment of the facility. For an individual’s name to be considered as a
qualifying name, the individual must have been deceased for a period of at
least six (6) months.
f. A County facility previously named after a living person shall retain the
name unless a new or other facility is acquired and will receive that name.
g. County facilities that have been named by deed restriction shall not be
considered for renaming.