Request a Proclamation

Mayor Mike Johnston welcomes the opportunity to recognize exceptional individuals, groups and events within the City and County of Denver. Proclamations from the city are issued by the Mayor to honor, celebrate, or create awareness of an event, milestone, or achievement and, in rare cases, individuals of interest to the broader community. They can be issued for one day, week, or month. These public service documents are not legally binding nor do they constitute an endorsement by the Mayor.

All requests for proclamations must be submitted in writing at least three weeks prior to the date needed. The Mayor’s Office reserves the right to modify or deny any proclamation request. An organization does not have exclusive rights to one day, week or month of their proclamation and proclamations issued in previous years will not be automatically re-issued. A new request must be submitted and approved.

Proclamations may be published on your organization’s website or social media. If you intend to use the Mayor’s name or image in any other manner while promoting your proclamation, please contact the Mayor’s communications office first at 720-865-9016 or email to obtain approval prior to doing so.

What can proclamations be issued for?

  • Significant contributions and service to the community
  • Organization, business or group milestones and significant anniversaries
  • Cultural or historical occasions
  • Centennial (100th) birthdays
  • Wedding anniversaries for 50 years + (in 5 year increments)

Who can make a proclamation request?

Proclamations must be requested by individuals, groups or organizations within the City and County of Denver. Each proclamation request must recognize individuals, groups or events within the City and County of Denver. This includes requests from national, international, or out-of-state organizations.

What will proclamations not be issued for?

  • Matters of political, ideological, or religious controversy, or individual convictions.
  • Events or organizations with no locally-based chapters or direct relationship to the City and County of Denver.
  • Existing holidays.
  • Fundraising campaigns.
  • Campaigns or events contrary to city policies.
  • Advertisement or commercial promotions.
  • Openings or ribbon cuttings.

A Mayoral letter is an alternative acknowledgment for occasions that do meet the proclamation criteria. See Request for Mayoral lettersif you are seeking recognition of:

  • Family or class reunions
  • Organization milestones or anniversaries (in 5 year increments)
  • Wedding anniversaries for 50 years + (in 5 year increments)
  • Birthday celebrations (except 100th Birthdays – see proclamations)
  • Deceased individuals
  • Recreational events
  • Conferences and conventions
  • Welcoming guests
  • Annual events and celebrations
  • Letters of support

Request a Proclamation by Filling Out The Form Below:

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