Proclamations and Celebratory Documents


Proclamations are often requested to commemorate or publicize upcoming events.  Requests for proclamations must be made at least four weeks in advance using our Proclamation Request Form. All proclamations must be approved by the City Manager and Mayor prior to issuance. Due to the number of requests we receive, we are unable to accommodate all proclamation requests.

The city reserves the right to issue substitutions such as certificates or letters as appropriate in lieu of proclamations. 


Procedures to request a Proclamation or Celebratory Document


An organization may request one proclamation annually.  More than one cause can be proclaimed simultaneously. An organization may request a day, week, or month, but does not have exclusive rights to the requested date unless approved. Requests for proclamations that meet the criteria are provided to the organization.

The City of Mesquite will issue a proclamation at no charge to recognize:

  • Resident(s) receiving an extraordinary goal;
  • A Mesquite organization for outstanding achievement or contribution to the community;
  • Special events or days that promote the City or are historically significant to the community:
  • Nationally recognized "Day", "Week" or "Month" of civic, professional or health organizations when requested by a local chapter; or
  • The City may recognize a nationally recognized "Day", "Week" or "Month", such as "Public Works Week", "Parks and Recreation Month" or "Municipal Clerks Week", etc.

Proclamations are issued at the sole discretion of the City of Mesquite.  Proclamations are generally not issued for the following:

  • Commercial purposes, such as the opening of a new business;
  • Business anniversaries, other than 25, 50, 75 and 100 years;
  • Deceased persons;
  • Birthdays that are less than or over 100 years;
  • Anniversaries or weddings;
  • Organizations or individuals with no direct relationship to the City of Mesquite; or
  • Matters of political controversy, ideological beliefs or individual conviction.

A Certificate of Recognition or Letter from the Mayor may be offered as an alternative when the proclamation criteria are not met.

Requests for proclamations will be made in writing to the Communications Office at least four (4) weeks in advance of when it is needed. Typically, only one proclamation is issued for each event and duplicate originals are not provided. Proclamations are not presented during City Council meetings, but can be scheduled just before the start time of the meeting in the City Hall lobby, at an event, or in the Mayor’s office when scheduled. Please submit the form for consideration of a Celebratory Document below.

Request a Celebratory Document here. Note: Requests MUST be received four (4) weeks prior to the presentation date.

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