Washington State Board Announces New Names

Squamish Harbor proposal remanded to committee

The Board remanded a proposal to change the spelling of Squamish Harbor to Suquamish Harbor back to the Committee on Geographic Names. The Board asked the Committee to find a solution to the question of renaming the feature that achieves consensus.

Washington State Board on Geographic Names

The State Board on Geographic Names is authorized by state law to establish the official names for lakes, mountains, streams, places, towns, and other geographic features of Washington State. Names approved by the Board are published in the Washington Administrative Code and forwarded to the United States Board on Geographic Names for federal consideration. Advising the Board is the State Committee on Geographic Names, an appointed volunteer panel representing the general public, tribes and government agencies.