The Place-Name Advisory Board was founded in 1985. It consists of a representative from the Lantmäteriet, either the Director General or a person appointed by the Director General. The other members of the board are appointed by the Swedish Institute for Language and Folklore, the Swedish National Heritage Board, the Sami Parliament, The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Universities.
When needed, the Board can be temporarily extended to include authorities and organizations that are not ordinarily represented.
The primary purpose of the Board
The aim of the Board is to develop principles and recommendations for a good national policy regarding place-names, in cooperation with Lantmäteriet and the appropriate national authorities (Historic Environment Act (new window), Law (1988: 950, revised 2013: 548) Kulturmilölagen 1 kap. 4 § Good place-names practice).
The board members
Lantmäteriet, Chairman - Anders Sandin
Institute for Language and Folklore - Leila Mattfolk
The Swedish National Heritage Board – Mikael Jakobsson
The Sami Parliament - Marie Louise Allas
The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions - Marianne Leckström
The Swedish Transport Administration - Gunilla Ragnarsson
The Swedish Universities
Staffan Nyström, Uppsala University, Seminar for Scandinavian name research.