Proclamations are issued by the Mayor or Council Members to recognize an important City-wide event, remarkable achievements by community members or organizations, or to indicate the City's role in a national event. Proclamations may be read at a City Council meeting, presented at a special event, or mailed to or picked up by the requesting party. Due to the number of requests, please complete this form 4 weeks prior to the date it is needed.
Proclamation requests must come from a City of Peoria resident.
Repeating annual proclamations must be made on an annual basis.
The City reserves the right to approve or decline a proclamation request and to edit any provided wording.
Proclamations may not be used as advertisements, endorsements, or for commercial promotion.
Proclamations must have significance for the City and this should be reflected in the provided language.
Proclamations must not take sides or indicate individual beliefs.
Please include 4-6 whereas clauses. Any draft language submitted may be edited and revised without notice at the discretion of the Mayor's office.
Issuance of a proclamation does not constitute an endorsement by the Mayor.
Proclamations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any request received.
Please note that a submission does not guarantee approval. Once this form has been submitted, you will be contacted by a staff member by the Mayor's office within 3-5 business days.
Please note: the City issues proclamations for Black History Month, Juneteenth, Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month.