Committee on Geographic Names

The Committee on Geographic Names was created by the Washington Legislature (RCW 43.30.292) to review proposals submitted by the public to name geographical features located in the state, and make recommendations to the Board on Geographic Names for proposals approved by the Committee. If a geographic name proposal is approved, the official name is recorded in WAC Chapter 237-990.
If you have a name that you wish to propose for a geographic feature located in Washington state, please download a Geographic Name Application Packet.
Please note that all geographic name applications must be received prior to 30 days before the next Committee meeting to appear on the agenda. This allows Committee staff time to perform research and outreach.
Committee on Geographic Names Policies and Procedures can be viewed here.
The Committee has created a mailing list to keep interested parties up to date about proposals that will be heard at upcoming meetings. To sign up for the mailing list and stay informed, click here.

Current Geographic Name Proposals

The following proposals were approved for Final Consideration. The Committee is seeking public comment on the following proposals:
The following proposals were approved by the Committee at the last meeting and have been sent to the WA Board on Geographic Names for their approval. You can view the Board on Geographic Names website here.
Have a proposal comment?
Please send an email or mail your comment to:
WA State Committee on Geographic Names
P.O. Box 47030
Olympia, WA 98504-7030
Please note that all correspondence to the Committee on Geographic Names is considered public information.


Click here to see the members of the committee. 

Statutory Authority

RCW 43.30.292 grants the committee its authority. 


Please send an email to or mail your comment to:
WA State Committee on Geographic Names
P.O. Box 47030
Olympia, WA 98504-7030


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