Proclamation Request


Deputy City Clerk

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 

Special Notes:

  • 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.