Proclamations issued by the Mayor provide an opportunity for the City to recognize exceptional events and people associated with West Melbourne. The goal of a proclamation is to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of citizens and non-profit organizations, honor occasions of importance and significance, and increase public awareness of issues to improve the well being of the people of the City.
Requests for proclamations should be submitted through the City Manager or City Clerk. All requests will be forwarded to the Mayor for consideration. The City Manager or the Mayor can deny the issuance of a proclamation if the matter may be potentially controversial and/or inappropriate for a proclamation.
Requests must be received by close of business the Wednesday before each Council meeting in order to be placed on the next Council agenda for presentation.
The following guidelines will be used when considering the issuance of a proclamation:
- Requests should be made in writing, preferably on the official request form.
- All requests should include the name, address and telephone number of the person making the request, as well as to who and where the document should be addressed and mailed.
- Only one proclamation can be issued per year per organization.
- National or international groups requesting proclamations shall have a local sponsor.
- Submission of a proclamation request does not guarantee issuance.
- Any draft language submitted may be edited prior to finalizing.
- Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- No proclamation will be issued as part of an advertisement or commercial promotion.
- Issuance of a proclamation does not necessarily constitute an endorsement by the entire Council.