Evaluation Process

Community education and engagement is one of the primary goals of the buidling and place names evaluation process. It will be structured to educate community members about the context of the namesake’s life, seek to generate discussion, and aim to collect constructive input. Community education and engagement events and activities may take the form of a forum, town hall, round table, teach-in, panel presentation, exhibit, or other format conducive to critical engagement. The community input received from these events will be incorporated into the ANC’s evaluation of a renaming request. As a result, renaming a building or place may not be appropriate in all cases, but in all cases, communication with the community, as well as engagement and education, regarding the outcome of a renaming request evaluation is essential and necessary. Community education and engagement will be both permanent (as in the case of plaques or educational signage) and ongoing (as in educational presentations and discussions).