The Council of Geographic Names Authorities (COGNA) is an association of state and federal government agencies representing the official and recognized geographic names authorities in the United States who work to promote national standardization of the names of geographic features for official use throughout the country. Please visit the COGNA website for more information.
Tennessee Committee on Geographic Names
The Tennessee Committee on Geographic Names is one of 50 state names authorities in the United States and is a member of the Council of Geographic Names Authorities (COGNA). The Tennessee Committee on Geographic Names is a voluntary group of subject matter experts who act in an advisory role when naming of geographic features (new names for unnamed geographic features, name or spelling changes, or changes in application) within the state of Tennessee are proposed and under review by the United States Board on Geographic Names (USBGN). The USBGN has final approval authority for place naming for federal maps and products. Information such as online forms for domestic naming proposals, member directory, and links to the websites of several other state names authorities can be found at the USBGN website.
Please contact Gregory March, Chair, Tennessee Committee on Geographic Names, with any questions.
Bill Avant Bill.Avant@tn.gov
Patricia Boda firstname.lastname@example.org
Allen Coggins email@example.com
Steve Cotham firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Crawford email@example.com
Jason Duke Jason_Duke@fws.gov
Will Fontanez firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Lemiszki Peter.Lemiszki@tn.gov
Gregory March (Chair) email@example.com
Chris Meeks Chris.Meeks@tn.gov
Wayne Moore Wayne.Moore@tn.gov
Kurt Snider Kurt_Snider@fws.gov
David Starnes firstname.lastname@example.org
Van West email@example.com
Ronald Zurawski Ronald.Zurawski@tn.gov
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