Proclamations are ceremonial documents signed by the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem or Mayor and Council. Proclamations are generally issued for:
- Public awareness campaigns
- Nonprofit organizations
- Arts and cultural celebrations within the City of Woodstock
- Special honors (on recommendation of the Mayor and/or members of the City Council)
- Birthdays (ages 90, 95 and 100+)
Proclamations will not be issued for:
- Matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual convictions
- Events or organizations with no direct relationship to the City of Woodstock
- Campaigns or events contrary to City policies
- The Woodstock Mayor or City Council reserves the right to modify or deny any proclamation request.
- An organization may request only one proclamation annually, however, more than one cause may be proclaimed simultaneously.
- An organization or individual does not have exclusive rights to the day, week, or month of their proclamation.
- When proclamation criteria are not met, an official letter may be issued. Requesting a Proclamation:
- Only City of Woodstock residents or organizations that do work within the City are permitted to request proclamations.
- Requests must be made one month (30 days) prior to the proclamation’s date.
- Requests must be submitted by a City of Woodstock resident or business owner or organization that does work within the City Limits of Woodstock and have the sponsorship of a City Council representative.
- Requests must not duplicate other similar requests.
PROCLAMATION REQUEST FORM